The perfect dessert for a Mermaid Birthday Party, this No Bake Mermaid Dessert Bark is a fun recipe for kids to make and has that perfect sweet-and-salty flavor combination that little mermaids love!
No Bake Mermaid Dessert Recipe
Anyone else a mom to a little mermaid?
Ella’s mermaid obsession has been going on strong for 7 years now, and I don’t see it changing anytime soon! This girl swims like a fish, loves everything magical and whimsical, and cannot get enough of making mermaid crafts and recipes with me. And I absolutely don’t mind.
This mermaid bark has to be the easiest mermaid recipe we’ve ever made. Simply crush up some OREOs and pretzels, melt some candy melts to drizzle on top and load it all up with mermaid-inspired sprinkles.
There you go, that’s it. That’s the entirety of this recipe.
I love the salty-sweet combination of the candy melts and the pretzels, and the Mint OREOs we used (mostly for the teal color) adds a refreshing pop of flavor. Every bite is a little bit different and you get that fun contrast of the smooth candy melts with the crunchy pretzels and OREOs.
The best part about this recipe is that it was simple enough for Ella to make independently as I made supper.
Other than having to instruct her on how long to microwave the candy melts for, she was able to just take the basic idea of the recipe and do her thing. I love how pretty it all turned out. She had a blast swirling all of the melted candy melts over the pretzels and OREOs and then going wild with the mermaid sprinkles and edible glitter.
It would be perfect for a mermaid birthday party – or, you can serve it like we did: as a movie night treat!
We made this Mermaid Bark for our Splash Movie Night. We also made Mermaid Floam Slime and served:
Mermaid OREO Pretzel Bark Ingredients
- Candy melts in mermaid-inspired colors
- Mint OREOs
- Mermaid Sprinkles
- Edible Glitter, optional
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can use white candy melts and dye them with candy gel food dye to avoid buying multiple bags. Do not attempt to use regular food dye as it contains water which will make the candy melts seize.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Casserole dish or loaf pan
- Rolling pin, to crush the OREOs and pretzels
- Small microwave-safe bowls
How to Make OREO Pretzel Bark
Crush pretzels and OREOs into 1″ bite-size pieces.
Arrange the OREOs and pretzels in the bottom of a 8″x8″ casserole dish in an even layer.
Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 25-second increments, stirring well in between each heating.
Once the candy melts are completely smooth and melted, pour evenly over the candy melts and smooth with an offset spatula.
Cover and let the pretzel bark set up on the counter – if you refrigerate, the candy melts will “sweat.”
Once completely set, break into small squares.
Grab your free printable for our mermaid bark recipe:
- 1/2 cup Blue Candy Melts
- 1/2 cup Teal Candy Melts
- 1/2 cup Purple Candy Melts
- 8 Mint OREOs, chopped
- 1/2 cup Pretzels, chopped
- 3 Tablespoons Mermaid Sprinkles, as desired
- Edible glitter, optional
- Crush pretzels and OREOs into 1" bite-size pieces.
- Arrange the OREOs and pretzels in the bottom of a 8"x8" casserole dish in an even layer.
- Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 25-second increments, stirring well in between each heating.
- Once the candy melts are completely smooth and melted, pour evenly over the candy melts and smooth with an offset spatula.
- Cover and let the pretzel bark set up on the counter - if you refrigerate, the candy melts will "sweat."
- Once completely set, break into small squares.
You can add additional candies like M&Ms.
You can buy candy gel food coloring and use just white candy melts - dying them as needed.
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Pyrex Grab Glass Bakeware and Food Storage Set, 8-Piece, Clear
Snyder's of Hanover Pretzel Sticks - 16 oz
OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Family Size, 3.1 oz
Wilton Blue Candy Melts Candy, 12 oz.
Sprinkles | Mermaid Party Sprinkle Mix | Mermaid Sprinkles | Edible Sprinkles | Purple Sprinkles | Confetti Sprinkles | Cake Sprinkles (8 ounce bag)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 1gSugar: 42gProtein: 1g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your kids love this simple Mermaid Dessert Recipe as much as mine did!
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