CELEBRATE: with easy DIY mermaid candy bark.
Unicorn themed stuff is everywhere these days, isn’t it?
That trend is fun and cute, but I’m kinda favoring the mermaid inspired look lately. Cool colors and scalloped and wavy patterns remind me of the ocean and the beach… it just feels right for warmer weather that’s around the corner.
My daughter has been into mermaids lately, too. She loves the Little Mermaid and an episode of Paw Patrol where the pups rescue a mermaid… or mer-pup, I should say. (If you have a toddler, you might know what I’m talking about. If not, don’t worry… the story is as strange as it sounds, but kids love it.)
You can embrace the mermaid trend at home and make this simple and sweet DIY candy bark. This mermaid candy bark would be a fun accent for a cool drink, a mermaid themed party or beach bash.
I had fun making this candy bark! It was easy to create wavy and scalloped patterns with purple, blue, turquoise and green candy melts. The coconut extract is optional, but I think it gives the candy a tropical and beachy vibe. Add some fun sprinkles, coconut and sanding sugars and you have the perfect mermaid candy bark for your next party!
For the full recipe, a printable card and shopping list check out the bottom of this post.
Watch how easy it is to make this candy bark in this week’s video. Making the wavy and marbled pattern in the chocolate is so fun and easy to do.
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Mermaid DIY Candy Bark Recipe
- 4 different colors of candy melts , 6 to 8 oz. of each color
- Coconut extract
- Round sprinkles
- Coconut bark
- Sanding sugar
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt each color of candy in the microwave. Everyone’s microwave is different but what I found worked for me was to heat the candy in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until I got the desired melt and consistency. Be careful not to over cook.
- Optional: add about 1/8 tsp of coconut extract to each color and stir.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper .
- Working quickly, pour lines of the melted candy on the paper. Use a chopstick or toothpick and swirl the colors together to create a marbled or scalloped effect.
- Sprinkle the melted candy liberally with sprinkles, coconut bark and sanding sugar.
- Freeze for about 10 minutes until firm.
- Break into pieces and serve!
Watch the video to see exactly what I did to get the marbled look.
Ingredients Needed to Make Mermaid Bark:
My daughter loved holding and looking at the bark, but wasn’t crazy about the taste. (Don’t let her review dissuade you! She is only 2.5 years old and doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth.)
This candy bark is great on its own, but it would also look cute as a cupcake topper or as a fun accent to a milkshake or other sweet drink. It would be perfect for a summer beach or mermaid party.
P.S. If you just can’t get enough of the mermaid trend, please check out this fantastic list of mermaid DIY projects over on Mad in Crafts.