I've seen unicorn themed food everywhere over the past few months and it inspired me to make this Unicorn Millionaire's Shortbread. As well as cakes and cupcakes featuring golden horns and glittering manes to look like the mythical creatures themselves, food decorated with candy pastel colours is also part of the trend. I've used pastel coloured candy melts and chocolate stars to give this delicious shortbread a magical appearance! It is buttery and melt in the mouth, the caramel is rich and gooey and the white chocolate is sweet and creamy. This Unicorn Millionaire's Shortbread would be great for a children's birthday party.
For the full recipe with measurements, head to the recipe card at the end of this post.
How to make Unicorn Millionaire's Shortbread
Start by making the shortbread layer. Mix together plain flour, butter and caster sugar. Press it into the bottom of a lined traybake tin until it is compact. Then bake it for 35 minutes until golden brown. Leave it in the tin and put it on a cooling rack to cool completely.
To make the caramel layer put butter, light brown sugar and condensed milk into a pan on a low heat. Once the sugar dissolves, turn the heat up and let the caramel bubble for 5 minutes whilst stirring constantly. Pour the caramel on top of the shortbread and put it in the fridge to set.
For the chocolate topping, melt the white chocolate, pink candy melts, blue candy melts and yellow candy melts in separate bowls. First pour the white chocolate over the caramel and smooth it out, then add blobs of the candy melts all over and use cocktails sticks to swirl them around. Add some white chocolate stars for an extra magical touch! After the chocolate is set, to slice up the bars run a knife under hot water to heat the blade. Gently press it onto the chocolate so it cuts through without cracking the chocolate.
Recommended equipment & ingredients*
- Mixing bowls
- Traybake tin
- Cooling rack
- Kitchen scales
- Stand mixer
- Measuring spoons
- Blue food colouring
- Pink food colouring
- Yellow food colouring
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Unicorn Millionaire's Shortbread
- 300 g Plain flour
- 265 g Butter
- 150 g Caster sugar
- 100 g Butter
- 100 g Light brown soft sugar
- 397 g Condensed milk
- 400 g White Chocolate
- 70 g Pink candy melts
- 70 g Blue candy melts
- 70 g Yellow candy melts
- 3 tsp vegetable oil
- Star sprinkles optional
- Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/325F/Gas Mark 3. Line a 12" x 9" traybake tin with baking paper
- To make the shortbread layer, mix together the plain flour, butter and caster sugar and press it into the bottom of the tin until it is compact and level
- Bake it for 35 minutes until golden brown. Leave it in the tin and put it on a cooling rack to cool completely
- To make the caramel put the ingredients into a pan on a low heat. Once the sugar is dissolved, turn the heat up and let the caramel bubble for 5 minutes whilst stirring constantly. Do be careful as the caramel gets extremely hot!
- Pour the caramel on top of the shortbread and put it in the fridge to set
- Remove from the fridge and let it come to room temperature before adding the chocolate, otherwise it will set too fast and you won't be able to swirl the colours around
- Melt the chocolate and candy melts in separate bowls. Add 1 tsp of the vegetable oil to each candy melt bowl to make the mixtures smoother and easier to work with
- Pour the white chocolate over the caramel and smooth it out, then add blobs of the candy melts all over and use cocktails sticks to swirl them around. Add white chocolate stars or other sprinkles of your choice
- To slice up the shortbread, remove from the tin and place onto a chopping board. Run a sharp knife under hot water then gently press it onto the chocolate, it will melt through without cracking the chocolate. Please take care as the metal blades can get very hot
Helen at Casa Costello
Oh wow, these are spectacular! I love the unicorn fashion right now - I'm such a child at heart. Thanks so much for joining in with #BakeoftheWeek
Thanks Helen - me too! It's such a fun trend
Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
Oh wow these look so pretty! I bet they tastes so good too! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x
Thanks Kirsty, they were rather yummy if I do say so myself!
these are so amazing Kat, what a great idea . I love how colourful they look and being a fan of millionaires shortbread, i know i would love these
thank you for linking up to #BakeoftheWeek xx
What a fantastic idea. I love these, they'd be so good for parties.
They would be awesome at parties, I agree!
Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder
Sounds and looks divine! I love Millionaire's Shortbread (who doesn't) and this one is not only delicious but also super fun! Pinned! x
Thanks so much Jo! I hope you make them soon 🙂
My 5 year old daughter would love this! She loves anything to do with unicorns and anything pretty and colourful - I'm sure she'd want to eat far too much of it!
Kate - gluten free alchemist
I haven't noticed the unicorn theme. Maybe I have been wandering around with my eyes closed!
The millionaires shortbread sounds lovely though..... although I do find Candy Melts to be very very sweet!
Search unicorn food on Pinterest and you will soon be brought up to date on the unicorn trend! 🙂
I've seen unicorn themed bakes all over the internet too and still haven't quite grasped what it's all about. I bet kids would love these. Thanks for sharing them with We Should Cocoa.
It's all about pretty colours and magic 🙂 thanks for hosting We Should Cocoa!
Very pretty and trendy! I imagine it would be a big hit with my guys.
Buttery shortbread, soft caramel and looks pretty with the different coloured chocolate - delicious!!
Buttery shortbread, soft caramel and pretty with the different coloured chocolate - delicious!!