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4 Fun and Jaw Dropping Beach-Themed Recipes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 24, 2012 | Categories: Recipes, Summer
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Summertime is a great season for parties. Beach-themed parties are always popular, and if you want to impress your guests, you need to use these four beach-themed recipes for all of your food and beverage items.

Peanut Butter Starfish recipe

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1. Peanut Butter Fudge Starfish

This is a great addition to any party. Though he may look too cute to eat, he’ll surely be delicious.


• 1 cup peanut butter chips

• 11 oz. white chocolate chips

• 11 oz. peanut butter

• 1 marshmallow

• 2 Hershey’s Kisses

• large star mold


1. Combine white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips into a bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds or until melted.

2. Add in peanut butter.

3. Place mixture into star mold. Keep any excess on the side.

4. Freeze for 30 minutes.

5. Remove fudge from mold.

6. Place the rest of the fudge on top of the mold, pressing with a spatula or spoon to give it a textured look.

7. Cut marshmallow in half and place towards the top of the star.

8. Place the Hershey’s Kisses pointy-side down into the marshmallows.

Fruit beach ball platter

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2. Beach Ball Fruit Platter

Fruit is both tasty and refreshing at summer parties, and it’s even better when served in such a creative way.


• 1 large circular platter

• 2 cups blueberries

• 2 cups strawberries

• 1 cup pineapple

• 1 cup kiwi

• 1 cup banana

• 1 cup mandarin oranges

• 1 cup raspberries


1. Use your platter and place down the raspberries first in small circle a little to the left of the center of the platter. This will be the end of your ball.

2. Lay out the rest of the fruit in triangular sections, with each fruit representing a different color of the beach ball.

3. Chill before serving, and serve alone or with your favorite fruit dip.

Nutter Butter Flip Flop cookies

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3. Nutter Butter Flip Flops

So simple and so cute. These are sure to be a hit at your summer bash.


• Nutter Butters (as many as you want)

• frosting


1. Place your Nutter Butters on a flat surface.

2. Using an icing tip, make a line from the top center of the Nutter Butter to one side, then make another line from the top center again, but this time, to the other side.

3. Continue doing this until all of your Nutter Butters are frosted.

Fruity Jello shots

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4. Fruity Jello Shots

Jello shots are always fun at parties, and drinking them out of fruit is even more fun.


• jello in your desired flavor

• 1/2 cup your desired liquor

• 1/2 cup water

• fruit, such as oranges, lemons or limes


1. Slice fruit in half and remove the fruit from the skin.

2. Place skin halves in a cupcake pan to keep the fruit from falling over.

3. Prepare Jello according to package directions, but stopping before adding the cold water.

4. Instead of adding a full cup of cold water, add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup liquor.

5. Mix together and pour mixture into the fruit skins.

6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until Jello is firm.

7. Slice the fruit halves into pieces and serve.

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25 Responses to 4 Fun and Jaw Dropping Beach-Themed Recipes

  1. I especially love the fruit platter!

  2. That starfish looks delicious!!

  3. Oh my gosh, those are all so fun and pretty!

  4. These all look delcious!

  5. Theresa says:

    Those are jaw dropping recipes!

  6. HilLesha says:

    Wow, how fun and neat!

  7. Amanda says:

    Those are all awesome! I love the Nutter Butters

  8. Penelope says:

    Those look great, how cute!

  9. Okay, those flip-flops are way too cute.

  10. Jennifer says:

    those all look awesome! I love the flip flops

  11. Jenn Huey says:

    I so want to make the fruit platter and I love the peanut butter starfish

  12. Marcie W. says:

    All of the recipes are so super cute! They make me want to have an impromptu beach party.

  13. Lisa says:

    I love these ideas!

  14. Oh my goodness! What an adorable set of summer treat ideas! We have several summer birthdays, these would be perfect!

  15. Marisa Johnson says:

    My daughter has an summer birthday, and these would be such fun to serve at a beach themed party. I must say that the starfish looks very yummy. I may have to make this soon for my hubby who loves peanut butter!

  16. Becky Schollian says:

    So much Yum fun in the sun here! fantastic recipes for summer. I really like the fruity jello recipe only I din’t add the liquor. i made these for my G’sons school picnic & they were a big hit.

  17. Adriane says:

    That fudge starfish is fabulous! Must try it this summer!

  18. Robin Wilson says:

    When I first saw the Starfish I didn’t realize that it was food! That’s is incredible. I also love the jello! We might not be going to the beach, but those are a couple that are great anytime.

  19. rebeccabasset says:

    I love the Flip Flops! And so easy too! Thanks for the post and the recipes and Idea’s.

  20. Gypsi says:

    Those are all four super cute, but I especially love the beach ball! I’m going to remember that for next summer!

  21. Nena Sinclair says:

    Wow, so creative! And it takes me back to summer! I miss it already!!

  22. Shannon says:

    These are so adorable!!! Thanks for sharing.