Disney's Moana Recipes: Jello Treats and Free Printables!

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Celebrate the release of the new Moana 2 trailer with this throwback to the original Moana movie release and my Moana-inspired Jello Treats!

Disney's Moana is one of my favorite movies of all time. I am also a huge fan of The Rock, so I'm happy to help promote for him with this fun post. I'm your gal, Dwayne! Anyway, I digress. In honor of the movie Moana, I've come up with a fun little recipe to enjoy, and there are even some cute coloring sheets for you to print out, too. And you can celebrate the release of the new Moana 2 trailer with these fun snacks. 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Walt Disney. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

First, let me tell you a little bit about the movie. It's rated PG, and here's a summary of the plot so you know what to expect:

"Three thousand years ago the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped- and no one knows why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod, Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity."

If that doesn't spark your interest, then check out this beautiful trailer of the film and see the magic for yourself:


It's available now on DVD!  Great, right? So now let's make some treats!

Moana Jello Treats

This movie is centered around the ocean, and Moana's desire to become a wayfinder. So we thought we'd create our own yummy ocean complete with edible boat for you to enjoy!

You Will Need:

-one box of blue Jell-O
-sugar wafer cookies (any flavor, but chocolate or vanilla make the best lookin' boats!)
-crushed Nilla Wafers
-paper/markers for your sail
-cups or glass ramekins to put your Jell-O in (I used 4oz ramekins)

First, follow the box directions to make your Jell-O. It usually needs time to set in the refrigerator, so be sure to set aside 90 minutes to an hour to get your Jell-O ready. I poured my Jell-O into mini glass ramekins- I think they were about 4oz each. But I have seen followers post pics of theirs on Pinterest and they've used other clear glasses or cups, too (just fill them as much as you like and use your own discretion).

While your Jell-O is setting, crush up some Nilla wafers in a small resealable bag. We used a rolling pin and crushed up a few wafers at a time. This will be used for your sandy shore.

Next, score your sugar wafer cookies with a knife and cut them in half. This will be Moana's boat. Sugar wafer cookies come in different flavors, so you can choose whatever flavor or color you like for Moana's boat. We used chocolate and vanilla sugar wafers.

Then, sprinkle some crushed Nilla wafers on top of your blue Jell-O to create your shoreline.

Cut out a paper triangle and draw a red swirl on it. Now you have Moana's sail! Poke a toothpick through it, forming a small 'flag.'

Press the sail into the sugar wafer cookie. Look, it's Moana's boat!

Place your boat atop your Jell-O sea and you're set! It tastes best if you eat it right away. If you are going to store them to eat later, be sure to remove your boat before refrigerating, otherwise it will get a little soggy (and who wants a soggy boat?).

You can throw a little Moana preview party before the show, and serve these up for some inspiration! Even Pua, Moana's pet pig, came to check out what we were creating.

And here is a  fun Moana coloring page you can print out, too!

For more Moana fun, check out the Disney website for the movie, or find Moana on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. HOW creative are YOU!?!? These are wonderful and I am super jealous of your craftiness (that's totally a word!)

    1. Ha ha! Thanks! I think you're pretty crafty yourself, Choosy Mommy!

  2. So cute! My kids love Jello and we can't wait to see the movie!

  3. I cannot believe how cute your Moana jello treat is! You just psyched me up even more to see the movie! Can't wait.

  4. This is such a creative idea! I love the blue jello for water. I would have never thought of that!

  5. I love this idea! I'll have to try it with the little ones. I'll try to find a Pin link to save it for later.

  6. How creative! This would be a super treat for a party. The kids would love the activities, too!

  7. Moana is amazing.. So, so, so, cute ...

    1. Thank you! And I agree- outstanding movie and soundtrack!

  8. Wonderful, how many boats can you do with one box? how big are the glasse?

    1. Thank you! I actually used little glass Pyrex ramekins, so they are about, maybe 4oz each? I guess the amount a box makes depends on the size of the cup you use. I think my box made about 4.


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