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4 Ingredient Shark Week Snack Cups

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This shark week snack cup is so simple to make, all you need are 4 simple ingredients. A yogurt cup that is topped with sand (graham crackers) and a shark gummy. A fun and creative shark week snack to make.

Three vanilla yogurt in a plastic cup topped with crushed graham crackers and shark gummies.

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This shark week-themed snack can be served up for breakfast, a snack, or even a dessert. Turn on the tv and watch the sharks swim, as you devour your yogurt snack cup. Kids and adults will enjoy this recipe.

Why These Shark Week Snack Cups Are A Hit…

  • Simple ingredients
  • Fun shark-themed treat
  • Makes a fun snack for a shark birthday party theme
  • Can be made with yogurt or pudding
  • Decorate your yogurt cups with fun candy gummies

Also, try my banana cream frozen yogurt, it is so delicious!

Ingredients Needed

How to Make This Shark Week Snack Cups Recipe

Collage of assembling Shark Week snacks in a plastic cup.
  1. Grab your yogurt of choice and add blue food coloring gel to give it an ocean watercolor. Pour the yogurt into a clear container. (Photos 1 & 2)
  2. Crush up some graham crackers to make crumbs, or buy graham cracker crumbs and sprinkle part with sand to act like a beach.
  3. Place a shark gummy on top, and serve up this easy and fun kid friendly snack or dessert. (Photo 3)
Three plastic cups of vanilla yogurt dyed blue to look like an ocean topped with graham crackers and shark gummies

Variations to Recipe

  • Use vanilla pudding instead of vanilla yogurt.
  • Greek yogurt adds extra protein in, which can be great for kids
  • Add different sea-inspired gummies on top to give it more of a beach theme
  • Add a cocktail drink umbrellas on the sand for a fun decoration
  • Whip up some blue Jello instead of yogurt
  • Use crushed Golden Oreos in a swap of graham cracker crumbs.

What is Shark Week?

The Discovery Channel hosts a week-long series of shark shows to learn about sharks, watch their attacks, and so much more.

Shark Week started over 30 years ago, and it has become a popular week. Shark week is something so many households look forward to as they love all the shows.

Vanilla yogurt in a small plastic cup with crushed graham crackers and shark gummies on top.

Recipe FAQs

Does this recipe work for a shark birthday?

Absolutely! Want to use this for a beach party or shark birthday party? Go right ahead. These are so easy to make, and full of sweet flavor, while still being a healthy treat for kids and adults.

Can I make these in advance?

Go right ahead and make your yogurt snack cups in advance. The big thing to pay attention to is not putting the gummy shark on till right before serving. Otherwise, it can sog up a bit.

When is shark week?

July 11th Shark week will be airing on Discovery Channel. It will run through July 18th this year.

What channel is shark week on?

Tune in on the Discovery Channel. Depending on who your cable provider is the channel number may vary.

Can you freeze these yogurt snack cups?

Yogurt is one dairy product I do not recommend freezing. It will alter the texture of the yogurt. So only make what you plan on serving up. This recipe is very easy to adjust measurements.

Looking for More Easy Snack Ideas for Shark Week

  • These beach cupcakes are such a fun treat and to celebrate Shark Week you can use some shark sugar decorations to match the theme.
  • A shark bite drink will surely make the kids happy and it’s super easy to make an adult version too!
  • Blue raspberry jello shots are another summertime favorite of mine and perfect for a shark-themed party!
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Vanilla yogurt topped with crushed graham crackers and shark gummies.
5 from 34 votes

4 Ingredient Shark Week Snack Cups Recipe

Author: Kim Schob
Course: Appetizer & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yields 4 Shark Cups
4 ingredients are all it takes to make this Shark Week snack cups recipe. A fun shark week treat, to serve up the kids and adults.


  • 4 shark gummies
  • 2 graham crackers crushed
  • 1 blue food gel coloring drop
  • 4 cups (980 g) vanilla yogurt


  • Place yogurt in a medium bowl.
  • Add 1 drop blue food gel and whisk well.
  • Place yogurt into the cups
  • Put graham crackers into a ziplock bag and crush with your hands until the graham cracker is in small crumbles.
  • Add crumbles to the top of the yogurt.
  • Place one shark on each cup. Serve cold!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 271kcal (14%) Carbohydrates: 47g (16%) Protein: 13g (26%) Fat: 4g (6%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 12mg (4%) Sodium: 212mg (9%) Potassium: 549mg (16%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 40g (44%) Vitamin A: 105IU (2%) Vitamin C: 2mg (2%) Calcium: 424mg (42%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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  1. 5 stars
    What an interesting idea and it looks adorable as well. I would love to give this a try and I’m sure the family would enjoy it.

  2. I think it would be good with vanilla pudding or the vanilla yogurt substition you offered. I love Shark Week but it slipped up on me this year!

  3. 5 stars
    Those are cute! My two little boys will surely enjoy doing these shark week snack cups with me.

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Wren, Shark Week is a tradition in your house. I’m glad to see others enjoy it as well. Thank you for coming by!

  4. How fun for kids. What a simple recipe. My nieces would love this. But beyond that, I love the idea of using different ingredients for themed parties. Great tip!

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