If you’re throwing a mermaid party and looking for more treats for the dessert table, mermaid donut holes are a fun and easy addition.
I suggest using pre-made donut holes so that this mermaid treat can be all about the decorating.
Of course, you can make donut holes yourself, but we are shooting for magically easy here.
You can also choose your favorite donut hole flavor. We used plain glazed because it pairs well with the other sweet flavors from the decorating.
Make these mermaid donuts before the party or set up a donut decorating station for the guests to create their own.
Here’s what you need to make mermaid donut holes
- Bright Pink Candy Melts
- Lavender Candy Melts
- Pre-made donut holes
- 1 tub White Frosting
- Blue food coloring
- 1 cup Graham cracker crumbs
- Mermaid Sprinkles
How to decorate the mermaid donuts
Make candy mermaid fins
- Place a handful of one color of the candy melts into a resealable bag and leave unsealed.
- Microwave candy melts on 50% power for 30 seconds.
- Knead the bag and return to the microwave for another 30 seconds.
- Repeat this process until the candy melts are smooth and completely melted.
- Seal the bag and squeeze to remove the air.
- Snip the corner of the bag with scissors.
- Pipe the melted candy into the mold.
- Gently tap the surface to level out the candy and remove air bubbles.
- Set in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
- Remove candy from the mermaid fin mold and repeat with the second color of candy melts until you have the desired number of tails.
Decorate the donut holes
- Place graham cracker crumbles into a bowl.
- Line a cutting board or baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
- Tint frosting with blue icing.
- Spoon half of the frosting into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 15 seconds or until icing is thin.
- Press a fork into a donut hole and dip into the melted frosting.
- Dip the bottom of the donut hole into graham crackers and place onto the wax paper.
- Sprinkle with mermaid sprinkles.
- Repeat until you have the desired number of donut holes covered.
- Place remaining frosting into a piping bag fitted with a 1M tip.
- Pipe onto the top of the donut holes with a large dollop.
- Press a candy mermaid tail into the frosting.
- To serve, sprinkle remaining graham crackers onto a plate and top with donut holes.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
More under the sea dessert ideas:
Can you bake the donut holes?
You can bake your own donut holes instead of using pre-made ones if you choose.
Using pre-made is convenient and allows more time for decorating fun.
The boxed donut holes are also sturdy and don’t crumble that easily while decorating.
Want full size donuts? Try these unicorn donuts with candy horns!
Another way to make edible sand
If you run out of graham crackers or forget to buy them, leftover ice cream cones work well, too.
Add sugar cones or regular cones to a food processor to create edible sand for your beach treats.
- Bright pink candy melts
- Lavender candy melts
- donut holes, pre-made
- 16 oz white frosting
- blue food coloring
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- mermaid sprinkles
- Place a handful of one color candy melts into a resealable plastic bag. Do not seal. Microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds. Knead and return to the microwave. In 30 second increments, continue kneading until smooth and completely melted. Seal the bag, removing the air and snip the corner of the bag with scissors.
- Pipe the melted candy into the mermaid tail mold. Gently tap on the surface to remove air bubbles and level the melted candy. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until set. Remove candy from mold and repeat with the second color of melts until you have the desired number of tails. Set aside.
- Place crumbled graham crackers into a bowl. Line a cutting board or baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
- Tint frosting with blue coloring. Spoon half of the frosting into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 15 seconds or until icing is thin. Press a fork into a donut hole and dip into the melted frosting. Dip bottom of donut hole into graham crackers and place onto the wax paper. Sprinkle with mermaid sprinkles. Repeat until you have the desired number of donut holes covered.
- Place remaining frosting into a piping bag fitted with a 1M tip. Pipe onto the top of the donut holes with a large dollop.
- To serve, sprinkle remaining graham crackers onto a plate and top with donut holes. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Serving Size:1 donut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 1g
Nutrition facts are an estimate only.
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What types of mermaid treats are you serving?