The best part about our koala themed dessert is that you can even make these up to a few days ahead of time and keep them in the fridge! Caramel-filled chocolate koalas, berry jelly and a cute Aussie touch — what more could you ask for the perfect Australian themed dessert.
Koala dessert ingredients
To make this koala themed dessert, you will need:
- Caramello Koalas or other koala chocolates or biscuits
- 1 or 2 packets of blue jelly (1 packet does about 4 normal-sized cups or 8 small)
- Small see-through cups/pots
- Mini Australian flags (optional — you could make these from cocktail sticks and print-out flag pictures, or just order on ebay!)
How to Make
Boil the kettle and make the jelly according to the packet instructions. We chose a berry jelly, which gave the perfect blue colour. We even noticed a glitter jelly option available in the supermarket!
Pour the jelly evenly into your cups. Then leave to set in the fridge. This will usually take several hours to set to firm, so make sure you allow plenty of time. You could even do this up to a few days in advance and leave in the fridge.
Gently push a koala into each jelly pool so it looks like it’s floating in nice, cool water.
Add a flag for extra Aussie flair! If you don’t have any flags, you could print or draw some on paper, cut them out and stick them to cocktail sticks. Or decorate the cups with green and gold ribbons or whatever you prefer!
Store in the fridge until you’re ready to share these fun treats with family and friends. The kids will be queuing up to try one!
Alternative twists on our koala themed dessert
How about making frogs in ponds, with Freddo Frogs and green jelly instead? If you were looking for an eco theme, you could also put the frogs into small glassware and if you wanted to theme around the environment, you could even taint the green pond with some brown cola flavour and sprinkle in some chocolate flakes for pollution (okay, maybe it’s taking the eco/sustainability theme a little too far). If you are hosting a party, then you also might like some songs about Australia for the perfect Aussie playlist.