This unicorn pull apart bread is super easy to make and only needs a couple of ingredients. Have it ready and on the table in about 40 minutes. Topped with melted white chocolate and sprinkles this snack is savory and sweet.
This recipe actually came to me as I was trying to use up random odds and ends in the fridge. I had some canned biscuits and half a block of cream cheese and thought, why not?
A quick Google search turned up nothing so whether or not I am actually the first person to do this remains unseen, but I like to think that I was the first. 😉
I'm thankful I saw the potential in those random ingredients because it turned into a delicious sweet and savory bread recipe that the kids adore. I mean, they already love unicorns and bright colors, but the flavors of this dish are excellent too.
The kids are going to love this easy unicorn pull apart bread and you're going to love how simple it is to make. Watch their eyes light up as you present it and feel like the coolest person in the world. It's definitely an eye catching treat!
- Canned biscuits
- Food coloring
- Vanilla extract
- Cream cheese
- White chocolate
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
🍽 Equipment Needed
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- Bread loaf pan
- 4 small bowls
- Paper towels
Check out how to make unicorn pull apart bread with these simple step-by-step instructions:
Open your biscuit cans, flatten them out nice and thin, and set aside.
In a bowl, combine your cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. mix well.
Divide the cream cheese into 3 or 4 bowls and add a drop or two of color, stirring and adding more if desired until you've reached the desired color.
Using one spoon per color, place a small drop/dollop of each color onto a flattened biscuit.
Using the back of another spoon, swirl the colors around lightly. You don't want to over-blend colors, just get the biscuit covered.
Stack the colored biscuits into two stacks. Too many in one pile will cause them to slip and fall. That's a mess you WANT to avoid.
Cut the biscuit stacks in half.
Place them flat side down in a greased bread pan. Continue until all biscuits are in the pan.
*Optional brush a small amount of melted butter over the bread for a golden color when finished, or spray with your cooking spray.
Bake at 350F degrees for about 30 minutes.
Let rest in the pan for 5 minutes.
Remove from pan and transfer to a plate.
Drizzle the top with melted white chocolate and add sprinkles. Serve and enjoy.
🍴 Recipe Tips
In this cream cheese pull apart bread recipe, I use canned biscuits to cut down on time and effort. I recommend using the cheap store brand biscuits (those ones that turn into flavorless hockey pucks when baked but are super cheap). They work great in this recipe.
The cream cheese filling is not overly sweet, in fact, it's much more savory if anything. If you'd like to have it sweeter add in another tablespoon or two of sugar.
You can use cold or softened cream cheese in this recipe. Both work fine, but cold cream cheese will leave small lumps of white balls in it when mixed.
Nope. If you want to leave the biscuits whole then I highly recommend doubling this recipe as it will take about 40 flat uncut biscuits to fill a bread pan from side to side.
Alternatively, you can cut the biscuits more and make them into quarters. Then arrange them in the pan. This would make them more monkey-bread syle.
You can make a simple powdered sugar glaze and drizzle it over the top. I think the white chocolate adds a little something extra that you can't get from the powdered sugar.
It also isn't as overly sweet as a sugar glaze can be making this taste less like cavities waiting to happen and more like a nice brunch recipe.
By using a powdered sugar glaze that uses dairy free milk, and choosing to use dairy free cream cheese as well as biscuits without dairy you can make this dish.
There are canned biscuits out there that don't have dairy, some do say that they're butter flavored, but there's no actual butter in them, so read ingredient labels carefully.
You can serve this savory treat as a nice brunch item, as a party center focal piece or simply as a fun treat on a Saturday night with the kids. I don't think you'll hear complaints from the youngsters if you feed them this fun treat for lunch either.
Other awesome kid friendly recipes to check out
- Pastel Rainbow Unicorn Cake
- 21 Unicorn Food Ideas To Inspire Your Next Party!
- Smores Bars
- Spider Sandwiches
- Apple Nachos
- Sweet and Salty White Chocolate Popcorn
Unicorn Pull Apart Bread
- 4 small bowls
- 2 cans Biscuits (the 10 count ones) ($1.16)
- 4 oz Cream Cheese (half a block) ($0.99)
- 2 tablespoon Sugar ($0.01)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract ($0.02)
- Food coloring ($0.04)
- 1 tablespoon Sprinkles ($0.21)
- ½ cup White Chocolate, melted ($0.50)
- Preheat your oven to 350F degrees.
- Open your biscuits, flatten each one, and then set them aside.
- In a bowl, combine your cream cheese with the sugar and the vanilla, mixing well.
- Divide your cream cheese into bowls and add colors. Mix until the colors are well blended.
- Using one spoon per color, divide the colors amongst the biscuits. Using the back of another soon, lightly swirl the colors around to cover the biscuits (don't over mix the colors).
- Divide the colored biscuits between two stacks. Don't make them too tall or they slide all over the place.
- Cut the biscuits in half and place them flat side down.
- *Optionally brush with melted butter or spray with cooking spray to get a golden color while they bake. Not doing this will give you white biscuits. This is a preference step.
- Bake in the oven at 350F degrees for about 30 minutes until cooked through. Let rest in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a plate.
- Drizzle the top with melted white chocolate and add sprinkles. Serve and enjoy.
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