Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino is all the rage this week - a sugary sweet, purple and pink concoction that weighs in at more than 400 calories and nearly 60 grams of sugar for a 16-ounce version. WRAL.com's Out & About's Natalie Matthews tried it out and said it's actually not so bad.
But the Unicorn Frappuccino is available for only a limited time - through April 23. So, do-it-yourself projects might be required if you want to honor the fantastical beast long after next week.
Luckily, we have the internet. A quick search for unicorn-themed foods turns up everything from unicorn toast to unicorn protein balls. And, as I returned to my car after buying Bugles for this recipe, I saw a woman wearing a tank top emblazoned with a triumphant unicorn across the front.
So I thought I'd grab hold of this fad and find the easiest unicorn-themed recipe that I could find online. I landed on unicorn horns ... or bugles, depending on where you find the recipe.
Here's how to make them:
3 cups Bugles, Original variety
5 ounces white chocolate
1/2 cup Funfetti or other party cake mix (Keep it dry. You just need the mix).
1 1/2 tablespoons of unicorn-approved sprinkles
Melt white chocolate pieces according to the instructions on the package - either by microwave or on the stove.
Pour the Bugles in a large bowl and then pour the melted white chocolate on top. Then, as soon as you can, start to shake the cake mix and sprinkles onto the mixture. And, very gently, use your hands to mix it all together so it's combined.
Then, pour the Bugles onto a large baking sheet or other flat surface covered with wax paper, parchment paper or aluminum foil. Give it a few minutes so it sets. (Make sure none of the Bugles are stuck together). And then delight the unicorn-loving people in your life with some unicorn horns.
It made for a fun, sweet after school treat this week for my kiddos and a friend.
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