Hello friends, have you had chocolate watermelon? This fun to make and delicious to eat recipe is so good it’ll become your new summer favorite. ( smile)
But first lets get the perfect watermelon!
Note-this recipe requires 30 minutes in the freezer.
What You Need
- Ripe Watermelon (3-5lbs)
- Hors d’oeuvre picks ( or thick toothpicks)
- Melting Chocolate like Ghirardelli chocolate melting wafers ( not chocolate chips)
- Coconut (shaved)
- Almond Slivers (pistachios are great too)
- Coarse Salt ( optional)
- Baking sheet
- Parchment Paper
- 3 Small bowls
Before You Start
Make sure you have room in your freezer for a baking sheet. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the watermelon, remove the rind and seeds) and cut into approximately 2-inch cubes. Place them onto the prepared baking sheet. Insert the hors d’oeuvre picks firmly into the top of the watermelon cubes (don’t go all of the way through). Place in freezer for about 30 minutes. Fill three bowls (one each) with nuts, coarse salt, and coconut shavings and set aside.
Lets Make It!
Melt the chocolate according to package directions. Remove baking sheet from freezer. Dip each frozen piece of watermelon one at a time about half way into the melted chocolate. Let any excess chocolate drip back into your melted chocolate. Note- you’ll need to work quickly while the chocolate coating is still warm. Dip each chocolate covered melon piece into each bowl and roll to coat with almonds, salt and coconut. Return to the baking sheet until hardened. Repeat until all watermelon pieces have been well coated. Serve immediately, or keep in freezer until ready to serve.
*Katies TidBits try using other fruits with this simple recipe, bananas, pears and of course, strawberries! If you prefer bigger slices, follow the same recipe but you will need to leave the rind on and use skewers instead of Hors d’oeuvre picks 😊
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