The Little Mermaid came out when I was entering high school and I remember watching it in the movie theater with my friends. Ariel, Sebastian, and Flounder easily captured our hearts. “Part of Your World” and “Under the Sea” were immediately added to the tops on our playlists.
Now my family is a fan, and I’m whipping up a themed treat. For this recipe, I decided to dive under the sea with a Little Mermaid-inspired candy. The mermaid tail can easily be made using a mold, and shells with meringue. Then everything is assembled on grainy sand made from cookie crumbs. It makes for a unique dessert for a mermaid-themed party or just a fun after-dinner treat.
For more Disney magic, try this Little Mermaid Wreath:
Little Mermaid Treats
- MERMAID TAILS:
- White chocolate
- Teal food coloring
- Mermaid molds
- Piping or zip-top bag
- 3 egg whites
- 2 pinches cream of tartar
- 1/4 Tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Cup fine sugar
- Violet gel food coloring
- Piping bags
- Star, drop flower, and round pastry tips
- Crumbled cookies
All cutting should be done by an adult.
Melt white chocolate either in a microwaveable bowl in the microwave or in a heat-proof bowl over boiling water.
Add teal food coloring to white chocolate, mix well. Fill in a piping or zip-top bag and snip off the ends. Pipe into mermaid tail molds. Set aside to harden.
Preheat oven to 200° F.
Using an electric whisk, slowly beat egg whites with tartar and vanilla extract. Gradually increase speed, and add in the sugar in batches. Continue to beat mixture until stiff peaks have almost formed.
Add in some violet food coloring to mixture and just gently make some swirls using a spatula. Fill into piping bags fitted with star, drop flower, and round tips.
Pipe out shapes using the different tips on a tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Turn off oven when time is up. Do not remove. Leave meringue to cool down fully in the oven, for about 1 hour.
Remove mermaid tails from mold and serve with the meringue over crumbled cookies.