Under the Sea Themed Party Snack Idea for Kids

Under the Sea Themed Party Snack Idea for Kids

This Cookie Crab and Mini Pound Cake Treasure Chest is an adorable snack idea or dessert idea for Ocean or Sea parties with kids.  The perfect easy-to-make dessert for an Under the Sea Party Snack Idea, Arial birthday, Spongebob birthday, Beach Themed, Summer, or a Pirate birthday. Easy to make and so cute.

under the sea party treat idea

Under the Sea Party Treat Idea

crab cupcake topper and pound cake treasure chest

 

Other Under the Sea or Beach Themed Snacks for kids…

crab and treasure chest under the sea treat idea

Easy to make with my fun shortcuts.

Are you ready to make this cute Ocean Snack? Let’s make sure that you have everything you need…

Crab –

Items Needed: 

  • Oreo double stuffed cookies – I used vanilla but you could easily use the chocolate – 1 per crab
  • red frosting

For each crab…

  • 4 toothpicks
  • 2 red gummy lifesavers
  • 2 mini marshmallows
  • 2 mini chocolate chips

Treasure Chest –

  • Mini Pound cake – Find these in the bread aisle. 6 typically come in one box
    Frosting tube – I used blue
    Writing tip for frosting1
    M&M – I used blue to match my frosting
    optional – mini pearls to sprinkle around the treasure chest, candy coins, star-shaped sprinkles

Sand: 

  • Crushed vanilla wafers – about 4 per dessert
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Under the Sea Themed Dessert Idea

A cute ocean, sea, or summer birthday party treat for kids.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Total Time: 10 minute
  • Yield: varies

Ingredients

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Crab –

Items Needed: 

  • Oreo double stuffed cookies – I used vanilla but you could easily use the chocolate – 1 per crab
  • red frosting

For each crab…

  • 4 toothpicks
  • 2 red gummy lifesavers
  • 2 mini marshmallows
  • 2 mini chocolate chips
  • vanilla frosting

Treasure Chest –

  • Mini Pound cake – Find these in the bread aisle. 6 typically come in one box
  • Frosting tube – I used blue
  • Writing tip for frosting
  • M&M – I used blue to match my frosting
    optional – mini pearls to sprinkle around the treasure chest, candy coins, star-shaped sprinkles

Sand: 

  • Crushed vanilla wafers – about 4 per dessert

Instructions

For the Crab:

  • spread read frosting on one side of the cookie
  • twist the cookie apart

Claws:

  • cut aV out of 2 red life saver gummies
  • insert 1 toothpick into each gummy – now, you have claws
  • push the toothpicks into the sides of the creamy center of the cookie pointing up and out for crab claws

Eyes:

  • spread a little vanilla frosting onto the end of a mini marshmallow
  • attach a mini chocolate chip
  • insert a toothpick into the bottom of each marshmallow eye
  • push the toothpicks into the creamy center of the cookie so they are pointing up
  • spread vanilla frosting over the creamy center
  • gently push the red frosted top back onto the cookie

Treasure Chest:

  • with your blue frosting and writing tip, squeeze 2 lines – one for each end of the pound cake coming all the way across the top and front of the cake
  • dab some frosting onto the back of an M&M
  • push the M&M onto the front center, between the 2 blue lines

Putting it together:

  • pour the crushed vanilla wafer onto the serving plate
  • add the treasure chest to the wafer sand
  • carefully place your crab beside the treasure chest – use the chest as a prop if the crab tries to topple over
  • REPEAT for each treat

 

Notes

Storing:

  • These can be made several hours in advance and left out at room temperature

To make them a day in advance…

  • Carefully, so the crab doesn’t tip over, place in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to one day before your party

 

Treasure Chest:

  • Using a writing tip for your blue frosting to make 2 lines on each side of the cake, and a little loop in the front center for a lock
  • I placed a little M&M for an added feature. Just put some frosting behind it to glue it to the pound cake

Sand:

  • Crushed Vanilla Wafers

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com

 

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