Cute, Yummy & Gummy Shark Jello Cups

Let’s make these cute Shark Jello Cup Treats for Kids of all ages to celebrate Shark Week!

Kids will devour this adorable gummy shark jello cup dessert snack at the next ocean themed birthday party or Shark Week celebration. It’s a fun and easy recipe idea that will spark creativity and imagination of days at the beach or a big pirate story…anytime you need fun shark desserts!

Glass bowl with sparkle rimmed top with blue jello and gummy sharks.
Let’s make Shark Jello Cups!

I am always looking for something really cute, unique and EASY to make for a special occasion. That is one of the reasons I love this shark jello cup recipe because it is quick and can be modified for other occasions besides shark-themed events! Although it makes super cute shark desserts.

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Make Gummy Shark Jello Cups Dessert

This fun dessert snack cup only takes a few ingredients- blue jello plus an assortment of gummy sharks!

Ingredients Needed

Directions to Make Shark Jello Cups

A glass dessert cup face down on a plate with honey, with a plate of multi-colored sprinkles beside it.
Use honey or corn syrup as the sticky base for rimming a dessert cup.

Step 1

Rim the dessert bowls or plastic cups with sprinkles or graham crumbs.

How to rim a bowl
  1. Place the bowl face down into a flat plate with a pool of honey.
  2. Remove the bowl from the honey and dip it into the plate filled with sprinkles.
4 clear glass dessert bowls with a gummy shark in the bottom of each one.
Disposable plastic cups could be used for this gummy shark jello recipe for an easy to hold option for kids.

Step 2

Place a gummy shark in the bottom of each dessert bowl.

2 cup measuring cup with blue jello being mixed with a spoon.
Be sure that the jello is totally dissolved before adding in the cold water (or the jello won’t set up properly!).

Step 3

Mix together the blue jello by following the box’s directions.

  • Add 1 cup boiling water to jello mix and stir together until jello crystals are totally dissolved
  • Then add 1 cup cold water to jello and stir.
Blue jello being poured into the gummy shark dessert cups.
Place the dessert cups on a tray so they can easily be carried to the fridge!

Step 4

Let the jello mixture cool slightly (so it doesn’t melt the gummy sharks!). Then pour into the dessert bowls.

Step 5

Put dessert cups in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

Clear glass dessert cup with a sparkle rimmed top, blue jello, and whipped cream with a blue gummy shark on top.
Kids can use their imagination and help decorate their own beach scene dessert cups. They could use whipped cream sea foam, gummy sharks and fish, and graham crumbs as beach sand.

Step 6

Decorate the tops of the snack bowls.

Shark Cup Decorating Ideas

Decorating the tops of the blue jello shark cups could be a great activity to do with kids. Here are some ideas you might want to try:

  • Fill up a small snack sized zip-loc bag with softened cool whip or whipping cream with a drop of blue food coloring. Have the kids mix the color in slightly, cut off the corner and have them squeeze some on the top. It makes great “sea foam”.
  • Sprinkling graham cracker crumbs around the edges could look like sand on the beach.
  • Adding gummy sharks, fish, or even gummy uni-sharks can add to the fun scene.
  • Sticking a shark lollipop in the top is a fun idea, too.
Yield: 4

Gummy Shark Jello Cups

Blue Jello Dessert with gummy sharks in a clear glass dessert bowl with sprinkles around the rim

Kids will devour this adorable gummy shark jello cup dessert snack at the next ocean themed birthday party or shark week celebration. It’s a fun and easy recipe idea.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Blue Jello
  • 2 cups boiling Water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • Sparkles or graham crumbs to rim the top, optional
  • Cool Whip or Whipping Cream
  • Blue food coloring
  • Shark Gummies
  • Shark Lollipops

Instructions

Step One: Rim the dessert bowls or plastic cups with sprinkles or graham crumbs.

How to rim a bowl:

Place the bowl face down into a flat plate with a pool of honey or corn syrup

Remove the bowl from the honey and dip it into the plate filled with sprinkles.

STEP 2: PLACE A GUMMY SHARK IN THE BOTTOM OF EACH DESSERT BOWL.

Disposable plastic cups could be used for this gummy shark jello recipe for an easy to hold option for kids.

STEP 3: MIX TOGETHER THE BLUE JELLO BY FOLLOWING THE BOX’S DIRECTIONS.

Add 1 cup boiling water to jello mix and stir together until jello crystals are totally dissolved

Then add 1 cup cold water to jello and stir.

Let the jello mixture cool slightly (so it doesn’t melt the gummy sharks!). Then pour into the dessert bowls.

Put dessert cups in the refrigerator to chill until set -about 4 hours.

STEP 5: DECORATE THE TOPS OF THE SNACK BOWLS.

Kids can use their imagination and help decorate their own beach scene dessert cups. They could use whipped cream sea foam, gummy sharks and fish, and graham crumbs as beach sand.

Decorating the tops of the blue jello shark cups could be a great activity to do with kids. Here are some ideas you might want to try:

Fill up a small snack sized zip-loc bag with softened cool whip or whipping cream with a drop of blue food coloring. Have the kids mix the color in slightly, cut off the corner and have them squeeze some on the top. It makes great “sea foam”.

Sprinkling graham cracker crumbs around the edges could look like sand on the beach.

Adding gummy sharks, fish, or even gummy uni-sharks can add to the fun scene.

Sticking a shark lollipop in the top is a fun idea, too.

Looking for more Shark Ideas for kids?

Did your kids love making the shark jello cups? How did you decorate yours?

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