Fun Shark Inspired Kids Desserts

Looking for a quick and easy Shark Week treat? Look no further!

It’s hard to believe that the summer is already over with the warm weather we’ve been having this week. The days have been getting hectic with the boys heading back to school and with the activities starting back up. Now that J is in first grade and is at school all day long we have been busy putting together fun simple snack recipes, lunches and kids desserts. We celebrated the first week of school with these yummy shark inspired snacks. They’re perfect for shark week, or any week!

shark snacks

The boys are big into individual servings when it comes to snacks and lunches, having their own container is a big deal. I found these small individual cups at a party store and we often fill them with quick and easy snacks including Jell-O or pudding. While I had the small individual containers, a trip to Walmart was in order to pick up the needed ingredients for our fun shark snacks, Cool Whip, yogurt, Jello-O, and of course gummy Sharks.

My sister makes a dessert pie every Christmas with Cool Whip, raspberry yogurt and raspberry Jello-O mix so I decided to change things up a bit to make it blue to resemble the water. Instead of raspberry Jell-O and yogurt we went with Berry Blue Jell-O and vanilla yogurt in order to keep the light blue color.


cool whip snacks

shark snacks

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Shark Themed Snacks
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 2 containers (6 oz. each) low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 1 3oz pkg Jell-O mix
  • ½ cup Graham cracker crumbs
  • Individual serving cups/dishes.
  • Gummy sharks
  • Optional: Parasol picks
  1. Dissolve Jell-O into boiling water in a medium bowl.
  2. Wisk in COOL WHIP and yogurt; stir until blended.
  3. Spoon into individual serving cups.
  4. Add a spoonful of graham cracker crumbs to one side
  5. Freeze for 3 hours or until firm.
  6. Remove from freezer 15 min. before serving; let stand at room temperature to soften slightly. Top with gummy sharks before serving.

What are your favorite after-school snacks?



  1. Debbie Welchert says:

    This is so cute and my grandson is going to love this. I can’t wait to see his face when he see’s his dessert.

  2. My kids will love these. They are wicked cute. and I love cool whip! Mmmm. yummy!

  3. Francine Anchondo says:

    Those are really cute I will have to make these with my kids.

  4. shelly peterson says:

    what fun and yummy snack. I would love to make these for the kids, they would enjoy them for sure.

  5. how cute are these!

  6. Julie Wood says:

    This recipe looks so cute, and a fun dessert to have for a snack. I like how easy this recipe is and want to make this soon. I like the colorful Sharks on top!

  7. ellen beck says:

    This is so cute and kids would love it. I like how colorful it was too.

  8. Awww these are so cute! A perfect snack!!! I can’t beat this!!! I have cut up fruit and nuts.

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