UNICORN BARS

Rainbows! Sprinkles! Unicorn Bars! Let’s all smile together now.

If ever there was a recipe designed to make you happy, this is it. These are Unicorn Bars and they are buttery, sprinkle filled joy.

It’s the middle of January and I need a little magic. The days right now are gray and cold and I’m craving a rainbow and some sunshine. In a major way.

Cold weather makes we want to cozy up, watch Netflix, top foods with excess cheese and of course, bake. I see that people on Instagram are still drinking their green resolution juices and cleansing themselves and I just think it’s precious. I’m sure they think it’s equally as precious that I only fit into my sweatpants right now.

I feel like I have maybe 3 1/2 more weeks of disorderly eating before I really need to start thinking about fitting into my shorts once again. I am basically an expert in diet-procrastination math.

Anyhow, last week I needed a little extra happy to go with my day so I decided to pull out my giant jar of sprinkles. All the dreary January vibes don’t stand a chance against this many sprinkles.

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sprinkles

Frosting :

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • blue food coloring
  • sprinkles for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 pan with foil and coat with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the butter and sugar.
  3. Add in the vanilla, eggs and salt and whisk until smooth.
  4. Using a rubber spatula stir in the flour until just combined. Finally stir in the sprinkles.
  5. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the edges are set.
  7. The bars might seen underdone, but allow them to cool completely.

FROSTING

  1. In the bowl of the stand mixer beat the butter for 1-2 minutes until it’s smooth.
  2. Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in the powdered sugar.
  3. Next add in 2 tablespoons of milk and mix on medium speed until it’s creamy, scraping the sides as necessary.
  4. If the frosting is too stiff add in 1 more tablespoon of milk until the desired consistency is reached.
  5. Finally add in 1-2 drops of blue fool coloring and mix until a pale blue color is reached and evenly mixed.
  6. Pipe or spread the frosting on top of the bars.
  7. Garnish with more sprinkles if desired.

You can find complete recipes of this UNICORN BARS in cookiesandcups.com

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