Do you have a magical party coming up? These unicorn brownies are perfect for the unicorn-fan in your family. And depending on how you decorate them, they can double as mermaid brownies too!
What do you make as a dessert for someone that loves unicorns and mermaids and all things make-believe?
You bake them chocolaty brownies that are rich and perfectly chewy. Then you decorate them in swirls of pastels. Add some sprinkles for extra magic!
This is what you will need from the store before you make them:
- Vegetable Oil
- Cocoa Powder
- Baking Powder
- Powdered Sugar
- Pastel gel food coloring
I made these brownies and the frosting completely from scratch. If you are pressed for time, here are some ways to save a few minutes:
- Use boxed brownie mix
- Make the frosting ahead of time
What to Serve With Them
You will want to keep the “magical” theme going, so serve the brownies with colorful treats like some of these:
- Vanilla ice cream with sprinkles
- Rainbow-decorated pretzel rods
- White chocolate popcorn with sprinkles
- Fruit kababs
Mermaid Party Ideas
These brownies can double as either mermaid party treats or unicorn ones. The color schemes are very similar. Here are some mermaid party ideas to go with your festive chocolate treats!
- Colors – blues, greens, and purples
- Balloons – use blue balloons like water bubbles around the room
- Ocean-themed foods – serve starfish-shaped sandwiches, goldfish crackers and rock candy
- Games – do face painting, a mermaid photo booth, and pin the tail on the mermaid.
Unicorn Party Ideas
There has been a huge surge in unicorn parties recently. If you are throwing one, these brownies will be perfect on the dessert table.
Unicorns are magical creatures, so keep your decorations bright and full of sparkles! Here are some ideas that will make your party pop!
- Colors – Focus on pastels of all shades, from pinks and blues to greens and purples.
- Tissue Paper and Streamers – use lots of long, flowing things for decoration to resemble a unicorn’s mane.
- Chocolate Covered Pretzels – decorate them with pastel sprinkles
- Waffle-Cone Horns – Decorate waffle cones with melted white chocolate (in various shades of pastels) and sprinkles. They look like unicorn horns.
- Make unicorn headbands as a craft or buy unicorn headbands as party favors.
- Play pin the tail on the unicorn
How to Decorate Unicorn Brownies
The really fun part about these brownies is the decorating. You can be as creative or as simple as you want. Make them your own!
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you decorate them.
Don’t use too much food coloring. Keep lots of white frosting in the mix so it has an ethereal glimmer.
Use edible glitter. It’s so fun to sprinkle it on and see the frosting glimmer and shine!
Let the frosting stiffen on the brownies. This will make them look more polished on the table.
Unicorn Brownies Recipe
Here’s the brownies recipe for you. If you make some I’d love to see your creations! Show them off on Instagram and tag @LiveLoveTx. Happy baking!
This is the perfect dessert recipe for a mermaid or unicorn party.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- ⅔ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup baking powder
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Optional: 1-3 tsp milk if icing is too dry
- 3 shades of pastel gel color Purple, blue, and teal
- Various kinds of sprinkles
Beat together sugar and oil, then add in eggs, cocoa powder, flour, and baking soda and beat again until thoroughly mixed.
Line a square 9x9 inch baking tray with parchment, and spray with nonstick. Pour in brownie mix and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
In a new bowl, beat together butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla to make your icing.
Divide into 3 portions and color each one with a different gel color.
Drop spoonfuls of each color on top of your cooled brownies in a random pattern, then spread out over the surface to make a wavy, swirled top layer.
Drop on various sprinkles, then let sit for at least 20 minutes so icing can stiffen up.
Cut into squares and serve.
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Don’t forget to pin these unicorn brownies for later!