Clam shell cookies, made with vanilla wafers, icing, and candy pearls, are an easy to make no-bake treat perfect for your under the sea or mermaid party.
Whether you are looking for fun mermaid party ideas or just a fun treat to make for the kids this summer, these clam shell cookies are sure to be a hit.
The combination of the delicious NILLA wafers and the rich, sweet, marshmallow icing is perfection.
Love NILLA Wafer recipes? Try this no-bake berry trifle made with NILLA Wafers.
Since all the ingredients of these under the sea cookies are store-bought, putting them together is quick and easy, as you will see in the step-by-step photos below.
Clam Shell Cookie Ingredients
- 48 NILLA Wafers
- 1 tub vanilla marshmallow frosting
- 24 white Sixlets candy
- Food Coloring in choice of colors (we used purple, teal, pink, & yellow)
How to Make Clam Shell Cookies
Spoon frosting equally into 4 bowls. Add 1-2 drops of food coloring to each bowl and stir to mix well.
Spread a spoonful of frosting onto each NILLA Wafer. Or, if you want to give your clam shell cookies a fancier look, pipe the frosting onto each cookie using a decorative tip.
Then, place a white Sixlet candy onto the frosting of each cookie. You will want to place the candy a little off-center (see image for placement).
Place another NILLA Wafer on top to finish off your clam cookies.
Serve and enjoy!
I hope you and the little ones enjoy this sweet summer treat!
Shop Clam Shell Cookie Supplies
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Clam Shell Cookies
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- Food Coloring in choice of colors, we used purple, teal, pink, & yellow
- 48 NILLA Wafers
- 1 tub Vanilla Marshmallow Frosting
- 48 White Sixlets Candy
- Spoon frosting equally into 4 bowls. Add 1-2 drops of food coloring to each bowl and stir to mix well.
- Spread a spoonful of frosting onto each NILLA Wafer. (Or, pipe the frosting onto each cookie for a fancier look).
- Place a Sixlet in the frosting of each cookie (see image for placement) and another NILLA Wafer on top.
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Linda Linneman says
These cookies are so cute. I can’t believe how easy these are to make. My grandchildren would love these. Thank you for sharing
These are so cute and so clever! Love the idea of using the candy pearls. Thanks!
Merry Kuchle says
These are SO CUTE and perfect for a mermaid party. I’m going to share them on my party planning FB page!
Well those are just so cute for a summertime beachy themed party! Love those vibrant colors.
So yummy and cute! We may need to make these for our next gathering
Sarah L says
Those are fun and colorful. True under water treats.
Kim Thorne says
I love it such a cute and yummy treat nice project too.
Olivia Douglass says
Omg these are so cute and so easy to make. I know a little girl who wants a mermaid party so I’ll be sure to share this with her mom.
These are so sweet. I have a child who is obsessed with mermaids, she would love these!
Sharon R Yarrell says
I will make these for my niece’s party.