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Unicorn Dip

When you want a super colorful and totally delicious dip for all of your favorite sweet snacks then this Unicorn Dip is the recipe to try. This is a unique idea to serve up tasty desserts and allow everyone to share at your next party. You are going to love this dip recipe, perfect for any unicorn fans. 

We love how the colors and unicorn sprinkles come together to make this epic dip that is perfect for any special occasion.

Not only is it a great dip for lots of your favorite snacks but you can also make unicorn poop cookies by using the dip as a delicious topping to home-baked or store-bought cookies. A great way to use leftover dip if you have any. Not that we think you will have, it is so delicious.

I love how you can take time ot get the desired color combination to make this unicorn dip really stand out. A couple of drops of a different food coloring could make all the difference so this is the perfect easy recipe to get creative with. If you love simple great recipes that are easy to make then this dip certainly delivers and has the wow factor. The kids and adults will be going crazy for it. 

If you like the idea of this unicorn dip then you are going to want to try the Rainbow Cheesecake Dip. Packed full of flavor and decorated with rainbow sprinkles it is so tasty and another great option for a shared dessert.

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Looking down on a charcuterie board with unicorn dip in the center.

Why You'll Love the Colorful and Tasty Unicorn Dip

  • A real crowd-pleaser of a dessert. It looks visually appealing and can be served alongside lots of sweet treats to share with your friends and family. 
  • You can use the dip as a frosting topping for cupcakes or cookies to make something a little different. 
  • The perfect kid-friendly dessert and one that is ideal for your next unicorn party or gathering. 

Ingredients Needed

  • Funfetti Cake Mix 
  • Marshmallow Fluff 
  • Cream Cheese
  • Heavy Whipping cream
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Unicorn Sprinkles- We use Wilton sprinkles brand, you may or may not be able to find them in stores.
  • Sky Blue Food Gel Color - Sky Blue is the one that we used to get our blue color in the unicorn dip
  • Pink Food Gel Color- Electric Pink is the shade of pink we used to get our pink in the dip
  • Purple Food Gel Color - click that to see what brand we used for this recipe
  • Edible Glitter- Edible Glitter comes in a variety of colors.
  • Animal Crackers
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Popcorn
  • Graham Crackers 
  • Strawberries
  • Lucky Charms Marshmallows- these can be hard to find in stores depending on where you live. We tend to buy them online so we can have them on hand when needed
Ingredients needed to make unicorn dip.

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How To Make Unicorn Dip

  1. Gather all of your ingredients together. You can start by heating your cake mix. You do this by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lay some parchment paper on a baking sheet and then spread the dry cake mix evenly across it. Put the baking sheet in the oven for 6 minutes. Once it has been treated you need to allow to cool and then place it in a big bowl to use later.
  2. Next up, put your softened cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and vanilla extract in your mixing bowl and mix them all together until they are combined. You can use a hand mixer or stand mixer for this. This should take about 2 minutes.
  3. Now add your Funfetti cake mix to the bowl and give everything a good stir to combine Be sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl to make sure everything is getting combined. If using a mixer then this should take around 3 minutes. Lastly, add 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream and mix again. Just a couple of minutes to combine everything together. Once the dip is ready, separate the dip equally into 3 separate bowls.
  4. Add 1-2 drops of the first food gel colors into one of the bowls. Using a spatula, mix the dip and gel colors together to get the desired color. Repeat with the other food colors and bowls of dip until you have all of your colors ready to go. 
  5. Now add the dips to your serving jar and use a toothpick to swirl the colors together. You don't want them to mix too much because you want to see the individual colors formed.
  6. Next up add your sprinkles and edible glitter on top. If you want you can swirl the dip again so that the sprinkles and glitter are inside the dip. 

Start to assemble your dessert

  1. Get your serving board and make sure it is clean. Now it is time to place on the board your chosen snacks. In this case, we have used animal crackers, pretzels, popcorn, graham crackers, strawberries, and marshmallows.
  2. Place your serving bowl or mason jar with the dip in the center of the board. Then add your animal crackers on one side of the bowl and spread them out a little bit. You want people to see the different animals. Then add the pretzels, popcorn, and the rest of the snacks around the dip in sections so that your guests can see what is there to enjoy.  The large marshmallows and strawberries can fill in the gaps. You could also sprinkle over the top some extra sprinkles if you wish.
  3. Now you are ready to serve up your board and enjoy. Yum!
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Recipe Variations

Can you add other snacks to the board? Sure thing! The snacks that surround the unicorn dip can be switched out for snacks you would prefer. Or just use what you have. Fresh fruit and cake would be welcome additions to the board. 

Mixing things up with the colors. We have made a suggestion of some of the food coloring you could use, but you can get creative and use different color combinations to make your own spin on this delicious unicorn cream cheese dip. 

Add a chocolate swirl to the dip. You could melt some white or milk chocolate and pipe that into the dip and swirl it around with the dip. Just be mindful that the chocolate will set. You could also add some chocolate chips or crushed cookies for extra texture. 

Perfect for parties. This is the ideal dessert for your next unicorn-themed party but you can also serve this dessert dip for other occasions just by changing the colors, the snacks, and the sprinkles. 

Looking down on a charcuterie board with unicorn dip in the center.

Storage

If you have any leftovers or you have made the colorful dip ahead of time to save the dip for later, then place the dip in an airtight container. You will want to store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just make sure it has a chance to get to room temperature before serving and enjoying.

Tips & Tricks

  • When using cream cheese it is easier if it is softened first to mix with the other ingredients. Just leave it on the counter for 30 minutes before you are ready to use it. 
  • If you choose to use a stand mixer for this recipe then use the paddle attachment to help combine the ingredients together. 
  • If you find the dip is looking a little thick then you could always add a little more whipping cream until you get the desired consistency. 
A pretzel rod with unicorn dip on the end.

FAQ

When should you serve the unicorn fluff dip?

This is the perfect dip to add to a sweet charcuterie board and looks amazing. It would be best served as a snack or a delicious sharing dessert. Perfect for a baby shower, a birthday, or any of the upcoming holidays.

Can you flavor the unicorn dip?

​Sure you can! You could add some extra vanilla extract for a vanilla flavor, or add flavors like lemon or almond instead. Get creative!

Other sweet dip recipes 

  • Easy creamy carrot cake dip - This creamy, fluffy Carrot Cake Dip is the perfect Springtime dessert to whip up for your friends and family.
  • Frozen winter sugar cookie dip - Whether you're planning a Frozen Theme Birthday Party or you just have an Elsa and Anna Princess lover, everyone will love this fluffy, sweet, Sugar Cookie Dip Frozen Theme.
  • Pumpkin cheesecake dip - The warm, earthy blend of cinnamon, clove, and pumpkin makes these Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip Mason Jars a sight to see!
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Unicorn Dip

A fun, colorful sweet dip for any unicorn lover or unicorn themed party.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Unicorn Dip
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • ¾ Cup of Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 4 ounces Marshmallow Fluff
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ cup of Unicorn Sprinkles
  • Sky Blue Food Gel Color
  • Pink Food Gel Color
  • Purple Food Gel Color
  • Edible Glitter
  • Animal Crackers
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Popcorn
  • Graham Crackers
  • Strawberries
  • Lucky Charms Marshmallows

Instructions

  • Gather all of your ingredients together. You can start by heating your cake mix. You do this by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lay some parchment paper on a baking sheet and then spread the dry cake mix evenly across it. Put the baking sheet in the oven for 6 minutes. Once it has been treated you need to allow to cool and then place it in a big bowl to use later.
  • Next up, put your softened cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and vanilla extract in your mixing bowl and mix them all together until they are combined. You can use a hand mixer or stand mixer for this. This should take about 2 minutes.
  • Now add your Funfetti cake mix to the bowl and give everything a good stir to combine Be sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl to make sure everything is getting combined. If using a mixer then this should take around 3 minutes. Lastly, add 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream and mix again. Just a couple of minutes to combine everything together. Once the dip is ready, separate the dip equally into 3 separate bowls.
  • Add 1-2 drops of the first food gel colors into one of the bowls. Using a spatula, mix the dip and gel colors together to get the desired color. Repeat with the other food colors and bowls of dip until you have all of your colors ready to go.
  • Now add the dips to your serving jar and use a toothpick to swirl the colors together. You don't want them to mix too much because you want to see the individual colors formed.
  • Next up add your sprinkles and edible glitter on top. If you want you can swirl the dip again so that the sprinkles and glitter are inside the dip.

Start to Assemble your Dessert

  • Get your serving board and make sure it is clean. Now it is time to place on the board your chosen snacks. In this case, we have used animal crackers, pretzels, popcorn, graham crackers, strawberries, and marshmallows.
  • Place your serving bowl or mason jar with the dip in the center of the board. Then add your animal crackers on one side of the bowl and spread them out a little bit. You want people to see the different animals. Then add the pretzels, popcorn, and the rest of the snacks around the dip in sections so that your guests can see what is there to enjoy.  The large marshmallows and strawberries can fill in the gaps. You could also sprinkle over the top some extra sprinkles if you wish.
  • Now you are ready to serve up your board and enjoy. Yum!

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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