It's Winter, Eat The Beach

This is a great dessert for the kids to make. We made it in January, as we dreamed of being at the beach. I will let them make another one the next time we are at the beach. (I adapted this idea from a kid dessert on the Kraft iFood Lite Blackberry app.)

3-4 boxes of blue raspberry jello (water)
Swedish fish candy (sea life)
Vanilla wafers, finely crushed (sand)
1 carton of Cool Whip (waves)
1 large clear bowl

Make jello according to package directions. You will need enough boxes of jello to fill your bowl about half way and to be deep enough for your fish (I used 3 and it would have been better with 4). Put it in the fridge and let it set up to the point where you can still stir it and it's thick, but not completely set.


Let the kids push Swedish fish into the jello and populate their sea with yummy gummy life. Put your ocean in the fridge until fully set.

Now crush vanilla wafers (in a food processor or in a plastic bag with a rolling pin). For my large bowl I crushed about 40 wafers. Sprinkle a shore line onto your beach.

Using Cool Whip, whip up some generous white capped waves!


We stopped here and the boys tucked in. If you were better prepared than me, you would have bought some little drink umbrellas to stick in the sand, or maybe rolled out some fruit roll up strips for a beach blanket. (I'll do better when I'm actually at the beach and my brain isn't frozen.)

The boys loved this, served up with an extra dollop of white caps. Bear wanted to "eat more beach" even after it was gone. Actually, he's only just stopped asking for beach, and cowboy cake.


Oh and featured in this post:

Nick & Nora Jammies

Nick & Nora toddler jammies with ice fishing duckies. Oh my word - aren't they adorable?

They have nothing to do with the recipe, but I had to mention them cause *love.* (No, Target didn't give me a thing, those bums.)

Happy Monday! Go - make a beach!

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mudmama said...

Gotta try this one!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Great idea for the winter blahs! Cute Pj's!

De said...

Fun! Cute! Mine would never want to eat it, though.

purejoy said...

what a fun, fun, interactive and delicious dessert!!
but i have to agree with de. my kids would ooh and ahhh and walk away.
jello = death.

jello of any kind. fixed any way. presented in any fashion.

won't touch it.

and my MIL makes AMAZING jello. love it!

mo.stoneskin said...

I've always seen fish and jelly as being perfect partners.

Liz Mays said...

That was entirely too cute! What a darling and delicious treat!

Amy said...

De and purejoy - My boys LOVE jello! They will eat it plain. They thought this was the coolest thing!

Rima said...

That looks like a fabulous edible craft!

BTW, I love the Nick & Nora PJ line at Target! My daughter has the sock monkey pajamas.

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

So cute, what a great recipe that kids can help out with.

Candi said...

So cute! I'll have to do this for my kiddos soon! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca D said...

What a fun Idea! I am "Babysitting" a friends 6 & 9 year old later this week and I bet they'd enjoy this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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