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Ever since I found out that you can buy cereal marshmallows in bulk on the internet, I have been dreaming about making cereal marshmallow marshmallow treats. Similar to rice cereal treats, but with only the best part of any cereal- the cereal marshmallows! They have affectionately become known as "unicorn barf" around these parts, for obvious reasons, but what is a bad day for a unicorn is a delicious day for everyone else! They are super simple to make and look really pretty!

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Step 1: Ingredients

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For this recipe I used:

2 cups of marshmallows

2 1/2 cups of cereal marshmallows

1/4 cup butter for the treats, plus extra for greasing everything

You will also need a sharp knife, a sauce pan, a spatula and a baking tray or glass tray.

This recipe made 15 small pieces of unicorn barf but of course you can make more or less depending on how much you want, just keep the ingredients proportional.

Step 2: Melt down your marshmallows

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Before you do anything else, butter up everything you are going to use for this recipe. This will keep it from getting as sticky from the melted marshmallows. Butter up your baking sheet or glass tray beforehand. Don't skimp on the butter. Butter your hands if you want to use them for mixing. Trust me, you'll thank me later!

Melt the 1/4 cup of butter in the sauce pan over low heat, and add the two cups of regular marshmallows and stir constantly until the marshmallows are completely melted. I found this goes faster if you chop up your marshmallows before you add them to the butter. Keep stirring until the marshmallows are completely dissolved and combined with the butter and have a smooth consistency.

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grannyjones1 month ago

Do not even consider using vegetarian "marshmallows" for this. Nasty, NASTY stuff!

simple little treats

irishparrothead made it!5 months ago
So easy to make and delicious
carol.mcmunn5 months ago

These are amazingly easy to make, and so much fun to serve and eat. The name is priceless, and they're always a hit! I used mini marshmallows to save time on cutting the larger ones ahead of time (yes, I'm lazy) - worked like a charm!

Mini marshmallows are a great idea! The only reason I used big ones was because I already had them, haha.

What about mini marshmallows or marshmallow fluff? Would those work in place of chopped up regular marshmallows?

Mini marshmallows would definitely work! I'm not sure about marshmallow fluff, but it seems like it should work. You could experiment a little bit and see how that works :)

amcmahan1 made it!6 months ago
I made this for my daughter's Lego Movie Cloud Cuckoo Land party. It wasn't a huge hit for the adults, but the kiddos loved it.

Awesome! Glad the kids enjoyed it!

doodlecraft8 months ago

Perfect for my next pony party! :) So cute...who knew you could just buy marshmallows? love it!

I know! I can't believe it!

Cool name btw... DANGER! ;)

Fission Chips8 months ago

Awesome! Love it!

fluffy5260111 months ago
This is amazing! And it tastes great!
Bhawya11 months ago

Yummy one :) .. I too love Rainbow Foods.

widdlelivi11 months ago
This is perfect!
kludge7712 months ago

This is fantastic! I love the name...

Danger is my middle name (author)  kludge7712 months ago

Haha, thanks!

-CCCP-1 year ago

It tastes really good. You should really try it!

-CCCP-1 year ago

Looks like unicorn barf to me!

Glad you think so :)

So how did u come up with the idea of unicorn barf??

I didn't plan on calling it that, but after I made it, I thought it looked like what unicorn barf would look like, haha.

Brilliant photos, the colors jump out

what a unique idea

I really like the presentation


Soooooooo cool!


Its so colorful and just buy some lucky charms

But then you have cereal mixed in with your cereal marshmallows! haha

jacobsdr made it!1 year ago

a sharp knife is a must. I threw mine into the freezer to help cool faster. it is very tasty but i feel I am much closer to becoming a diabetic...


Live life like it's your last day on earth.

And yes, a sharp knife helps a lot!

DrBlind1 year ago
We made it! We must have added the marshmallow goo to soon because about half the cereal mallows were melted, lost the crunch. It was good, super sugery, stick to small sizes.
Here's some photos:

Omg, awesome! Thanks for sharing!

sunshiine1 year ago

This is so pretty! Looks yummy too, thanks for sharing.


Thanks! It really wasn't horrible tasting!

LOVE IT! You have my vote mate!

Thank you!

My cats are able to produce a very similar product, no Instructable required. Just feed them multicolored cat food.


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