A Beach-Inspired Sweet Treat for Summer

These beachy treat cups are the Scout Elves’ way of saying, “Aloha!” to some of the warmest months of the year. The Scout Elves whose families live in warm-weather climates were inspired to create this summery snack, which features gelatin the hue of crystal-clear waters and graham cracker beaches. Enjoy this warm weather treat with your family while soaking in the summer sun!

You’ll Need:

Aloha Beach Cups - The Elf on the Shelf

  • 1 package blue gelatin
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding
  • Round peppermint balls
  • Drink parasols
  • Teddy bear–shaped graham crackers (approximately 2 cups crushed and individual pieces)
  • Round gummy candy


    Makes approximately 3 dessert cups

  1. MAKE the gelatin and pudding according to package directions.

    Aloha Beach Cups - The Elf on the Shelf

  2. POUR the gelatin into plastic desserts cups, leaving room at the top to fit the other ingredients.

    Aloha Beach Cups - The Elf on the Shelf

  3. REFRIGERATE the gelatin for approximately 4 hours.
  4. In a zipper lock bag, CRUSH about two cups of the teddy bear–shaped crackers.
  5. When the gelatin is set, SPREAD a thin layer of pudding on top, followed by a layer of the crushed graham crackers.

    Aloha Beach Cups - The Elf on the Shelf

  6. DECORATE each cup with teddy bear–shaped graham crackers, peppermint “beach balls,” drink parasols and gummy “life preservers.”

    Aloha Beach Cups - The Elf on the Shelf

Summer is a time for treats! Find more sweet, summery snacks.

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