3 Easy Shark Week Recipes Kids Will Love

Whether you serve "sharks" for dinner or dessert, you can't go wrong. Bonus: the little ones can help!

By: Frances Kim
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Food Network Kitchen’s Shark Bite Ice Cream Sundaes.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — that’s right, it’s Shark Week! Here at Food Network Kitchen, the anticipation is higher than ever. Not only has quarantine given us a new appreciation for traditions we can count on (the Discovery channel has aired a weeklong block of shark programming every summer since 1988), but we also can’t wait to sink our teeth into some festive and delicious shark-themed dishes. Check out these classes in the Food Network Kitchen app and cook along with the whole family:

In this truly “jawesome” dessert, great whites emerge from a blue sprinkle ocean. The sharks are cleverly formed by layering scoops of vanilla ice cream with sugar cones, stroopwafel cookies, marshmallow creme, red fruit leather and chocolate chips. Follow along as FNK culinary producer Sarah Holden shows us how to get the sharky features on these sundaes just right.

Food Network Kitchen’s Shark Sighting Pudding Cups.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Seeking a different “fintastic” shark dessert? Look no further than the cute kid-friendly pudding cups in this class led by FNK’s supervising culinary producer Dana Beninati. Learn how to set the scene with graham cracker “sand,” blue pudding “water” and whipped cream “waves,” then add your characters. There’s just enough room for a graham cracker bear in a gummy candy “tube” to flee from a shark fin made of chewy candy.

Food Network Kitchen’s Shark Quesadilla.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Cheese quesadillas are typically something we keep in our emergency weeknight dinner arsenal, but with a few easy nips and tucks, there’s no reason they can’t make an appearance during Shark Week. Sarah is teaching us how to cut tortillas into the shape of a shark, then embellish them with roasted red peppers for the mouth and black olives for the eyes.

Once you've got your menu ready, don't forget to tune in for Shark Week, airing on the Discovery channel through August 16. And when you're ready to move onto a different animal-themed treat? Add this adorable Piggy Breads class to your queue.

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