Fun Shark Inspired Kids Desserts

Looking for Shark themed party food for a shark birthday party or to celebrate Shark Week? These fun shark snacks are made with yogurt and jello and topped with a gummy shark.
shark themed food

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 a shark birthday party, shark week, or any day of the week!

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 ingredients for our fun shark snacks, Cool Whip, yogurt, Jello-O, and of course gummy Sharks.

shark birthday party

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.

Easy Shark Snacks

Shark themed party food for a Shark Birthday Party:

These shark snacks are the perfect shark themed party food if you’re planning a shark birthday party or Shark Week gathering.

shark birthday party 


Shark Themed Snacks
  • 1 tub 8 oz. COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 2 containers 6 oz. each low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 3 oz pkg Jell-O mix
  • 1/2 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.

shark birthday party


  1. kelly says:

    My son would love this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Laura J says:

    Oh these are so cute!!!! Carter has been getting into sharks recently….I will have to make these for him one day! What a neat idea!!!!!!!!

  3. Kelly D says:

    This would be fun to send into my son’s class for his birthday.

  4. mrsshukra says:

    Haven’t made a jello treat in a while, thanks for these fun ideas!

  5. Calli says:

    This would be great for shark week! so cute.

  6. Kim Zemek says:

    These are super cute. It’s a new twist on the dirt cups with gummy worms

  7. Thanks for the fun recipe! #Client

  8. Maryann D. says:

    What child would not love a dessert like this! It is creative and fun and a super idea. I love it.

  9. Sherri says:

    That is so cute! It would be a huge hit with the kids….

  10. nicole says:

    These are too cute! Great for a outdoor pool party for the kids. I love this recipe! Easy to accomplish.

  11. 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.

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

  13. Francine Anchondo says:

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

  14. shelly peterson says:

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

  15. Stephanie says:

    how cute are these!

  16. 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!

  17. ellen beck says:

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

  18. Rosie says:

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

  19. Melanie says:

    Wanting to make this for my daughters class party but I’m going to have a problem w keeping it in the freezer until shortly before serving. Will it not be good if it sits out of a freezer for hours before?

    • Kmac says:

      Hi Melanie, I’ve left them in the fridge for a few hours before serving. I just wouldn’t leave them out in room temp for that long as there is Whipped Cream.