'That's Not My Mermaid' - Treasure Hunt and Mermaid Frozen Hot Chocolate



Splish, Splash!!! This week we took a dive under the sea to celebrate MERMAIDS!!! This has been one of my favorite themes so far!

Throughout the ages, history is sprinkled with myths and legends about mermaids. Their mysterious and magical presence under the sea has inspired many stories and movies. Disney's The Little Mermaid was the 'Princess Movie' of my childhood, and just like many little girls, I would pretend to be a mermaid when I was swimming or taking a bath!

Our activity of the week was a Mermaid Treasure Hunt, where we incorporated a brand new social media app, Xperiencetheapp, to go a fun treasure hunt with their interactive map feature! Members of my VIP Group, Literary Ladies, were able to find their 'treasure' in their own city to unlock the magic within and win the mystical Mommy and Me prize within - a free copy of 'That's Not My Mermaid' and a Mermaid Bath Bomb (A Thousand Wishes from Bath & Body Works)!

For an extra special treat today (pun intended ;) ), we will be making Mermaid Frozen Hot Chocolate!!! I am SO excited about this tasty treasure trove, so let's get started!





Ingredients:


Mermaid Bark

1 pkg. White Chocolate Almond Bark (or any meltable chocolate)
Food coloring (your choice of colors)
Pearl sprinkles
Sprinkles

Frozen Hot Chocolate

3 Scoops Vanilla Ice cream
1/4 cup milk
1 Tbsp Hershey's syrup
Whipped Cream
Sprinkles (optional)


Instructions:


Mermaid Bark
1. In a microwave safe bowl, separate your white chocolate into 3-5 separate bowls. 
2. Microwave each bowl of chocolate for 30 seconds, then take out and stir. Put back in the microwave for 15 seconds, then take out and stir until fully melted. Remember, everyone's microwave is different, so adjust as necessary.
3. Add your colors! I chose turquoise, purple, and lime green for my colors. Here are the color combinations I used to get these shades:
  • Turquoise: 5 drops blue + 5 drops green
  • Purple: 3 drops blue + 5 drops red
  • Lime Green: 5 drops neon lime green



4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
5. Spoon each of your colored chocolate into a horizontal line on your baking sheet.You will need to work fast so candy does not harden before you are ready to decorate.






6. Using a toothpick, swirl the colors together to create a swirly scalloped look.




7. Sprinkle your sprinkles and edible decor on top of your still melted candy.




8. Freeze candy for 10-15 minutes.
9. Break apart the frozen chocolate pieces.




Frozen Hot Chocolate:
1. Add ice cream, Hershey's syrup, and milk to your cup. Stir until blended. The ice cream and milk mixed together will give the mixture an icy texture.






2. Spray whipped cream in circular motion on top.
3. Add sprinkles and favorite toppings, and accentuate cup with Mermaid Bark (see above. Add straw, if desired.





These treats were quick, easy, and SO much fun to make! Quickie treats with minimal dishes are always a favorite Mom find at our house! I also found this recipe is a great way to teach kiddos about color mixing!

We loved the Mermaid Bark accent to one of our favorite treats! There is so much room to make the Mermaid Bark your own with different flavors and colors. We love the ocean feel the scalloped patterns and the sprinkle texture gave! Leave out the ice cream and heat milk for Mermaid HOT Chocolate in the winter!!! I can definitely see a mermaid sipping on this magical cup in the winter time! 

What a perfect way to end Mermaid Week!..."That's my mermaid...[her treat is so TASTY!]" :) 

Enjoy everyone!











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