Disco Unicorn Snowballs

 I’m kind of obsessed with my unicorn chips, so I’m finding ways to use them.  Because, unicorns.  But I also have disco chips with actual glitter in them, so I want to use them, too because, glitter.

So I used them both and added them to some snowballs.  Yeah, in an ideal world you might want to use mini chips for these since they’re kind of small, but since when is this an ideal world?  Besides, what’s more ideal than discos and unicorns?  So, disco unicorn it is!

Plus – unicorns.


  • ¼ cup chopped pecans (maybe a cup of whole pecans)
  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar, plus additional for dusting at the end
  • 2 t vanilla
  • ¼ t salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup Nestle unicorn chips (or, yeah, all semisweet chocolate chips if you’d prefer – these are awesome with those, too)
  • 1 cup Nestle disco chocolate chips (again, or regular semisweet chips if you’re not feeling the 70’s)


OK, let’s start with the most difficult part (which ain’t that difficult) – we’re going to toast the pecans. 

Take an unlined cookie sheet and spread out the pecans.  Since you want to end up with a quarter cup of chopped pecans, start with a cup of whole ones.  If you make too much that’s fine – either eat them or throw them in the batter.  If you make too little that’s fine – it’ll be close enough, throw in all you have.IMG_1628

Bake at 350 for about 8 to 10 minutes, until they are completely browned.  Watch these, though, you don’t want them to burn, just be nicely toasted.  When the pecans are done, take them out of the oven and let them cool while you work on the batter.

Put the butter, ¾ cup powdered sugar, vanilla and salt into a bowl and mix until well blended.  Next add in the flour and mix in (you may want to do a bit at a time so it doesn’t go flying everywhere).  Set this bowl aside for a moment.

Go get your pecans and chop them into small bits.  Then add the pecan bits and chips into the batter and stir with a wooden spoon until they’re evenly distributed.

Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper and drop the dough in balls about the size of a ping pong ball.   These won’t really spread so you should be able to get 8 per cookie sheet.IMG_1633

Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes or so, until the cookies start to turn a nice golden brown.  Take them out of the oven, let them cool on the sheets for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

IMG_1638When the cookies are completely cooled, spread a sheet of wax or parchment paper on your counter and place all the cookies on it.  Sift the powdered sugar on the cookies, and they are ready to eat!

This should make about 40 cookies.IMG_1650


2 thoughts on “Disco Unicorn Snowballs

  1. You said disco chips with glitter?!?!?!?!? Where do I fin them…I have a thing gor glitter 🙂


    1. Got them at Walmart. That may be the only place they’re sold?


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