Are your kids obsessed with making their own “slime” creations? (Obviously, we can relate.) If so, they’re going to go nuts for this glittery, next-level unicorn version of edible slime. That’s right, it is non-toxic and safe to eat—that said, just because it is edible, doesn’t mean you should eat it (at least, not a lot of it). Considering this edible unicorn slime is largely made up of coconut oil, sugar, and cornstarch, it’s not exactly what we’d recommend as a satisfying, nutritious snack… but we’d definitely recommend it for a fun weekend kitchen project to enjoy with your crafty kiddos. Xanthan gum can be found on the baking aisle in most major supermarkets and has a long shelf life, allowing for plenty of future slime-making potential. Like other slime recipes, you’ll need to keep mixing and kneading until the desired slime texture is reached. If your slime starts to become little dry on the outside and sticky on the inside as it sits, simply give it a give roll in powdered sugar.
1 cup coconut oil, divided
3/4 cup water, divided
1 to 2 teaspoons red candy sprinkles
2 tablespoons xanthan gum, divided
8 1/4 to 10 1/2 cups (about 33 to 42 oz.) powdered sugar, divided, plus more for kneading and storing
6 to 9 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons edible fine glitter dust
1 to 2 teaspoons blue candy sprinkles
1 to 2 teaspoons yellow candy sprinkles
How to Make It
Combine 1/3 cup of the coconut oil, 1/4 cup of the water, and red sprinkles in a medium-size microwavable bowl, and microwave on HIGH 30 seconds. Whisk until ingredients are well incorporated. Add 2 teaspoons of the xanthan gum, and whisk until mixture begins to solidify. Add 1 cup of the powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of the cornstarch. Using a spatula, stir until combined and mixture begins to form a “glob.” Gradually add 1 1/2 to 2 cups of the powdered sugar and 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cornstarch, stirring to combine until mixture is solid and stretchy.
Transfer slime to a clean work surface, and knead slime, sprinkling with additional powdered sugar as necessary, until most of the oil is absorbed and mixture is less sticky. (If slime starts to get too sticky, lightly roll slime in 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar.) Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the glitter dust, and knead to incorporate.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 once with blue sprinkles to create blue slime, and a second time with yellow sprinkles to create yellow slime.
Roll slimes into each of 3 long ropes, and braid ropes together. Knead braided slime together to incorporate colors. When ready to store, roll the slime in additional powdered sugar, and place in an airtight container.
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