Toddler Mermaid Toast

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As soon as I learned mermaid toast was a thing, my brain immediately started trying to figure out how I could easily make it for my almost 2 year old daughter.  

As you may have seen from my IG stories, she's OBSESSED with Ariel, from The Little Mermaid, and constantly singing the famous Ah ahhh ahhhhhh and of course "Part of Your World." I melt every time.  I also captured her singing the song in a video, I obvi had to show you below. 

And...Snow White's already booked for her 2nd Birthday. 

I'm keeping this short and sweet because the recipe is crazy easy just using 3 ingredients (plus the bread. duh). One is raspberry jam based and the other is made with blueberries. Mermaid toast here we come!

Raspberry Mermaid Toast

Ingredients:

4 ounces Whipped cream cheese, or use regular at room temperature

2 tablespoons raspberry jam or jelly 

10 Star shaped puffs (still have any left in cabinet?) found in baby aisle of grocery store

1 slice of bread, toasted

Steps:

1. Toast Bread.  Best to let it slightly cool before spreading so cream cheese doesn't melt. 

2. Spread white cream cheese on one third of bread. 

3. Place remaining cream cheese in a mixing bowl or food processor. Add a little bit of raspberry jam to color cream cheese to a light pink. Mix well, and spread on middle section of bread.

4. Add more raspberry jam to mixing bowl to create an even darker pink.  Mix well and spread on final section of bread*. 

5. Place puffs on bread as the "star fish" in whatever pattern you love.  A heart? A triangle?

*you can create as many shades of pink as you have time for.  Totally up to you how blended you want your bread to be. 

Blueberry Mermaid Toast

You'll need a food processor or mixer for this one.

Ingredients:

4 ounces Whipped cream cheese or regular at room temperature

3 ounces fresh blueberries (about half a small package)

pinch of unsweetened coconut

1 slice of bread, toasted

Steps:

1. Toast Bread.  Best to let it slightly cool before spreading so cream cheese doesn't melt. 

2. Spread white cream cheese on one third of bread. 

3. Place remaining cream cheese in food processor. Add a a few blueberries to color cream cheese to a light blue. Mix well, and spread on middle section of bread.

4. Add more blueberries to mixing bowl to create an even darker blue.  Mix well and spread on final section of bread*. 

5. Sprinkle coconut on bread wherever you want. I thought the texture on the white cream cheese looked cool

*you can create as many shades of blue as you have time for!

Chances are your toddler loves toast.  Why not rock it out under the sea style for your little mermaid or merman!  It's so beautiful and easy and will guarantee a little gasp of excitement from your sea lover. 

xx Becky

P.S. Here's my little mermaid singing her heart out.