Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Chocolate Dipped Watermelon: National Watermelon Day

Today is National Watermelon Day, and here's a quick and easy way to combine watermelon and chocolate. Talk about a healthy treat--and only 80 calories per serving! Of course, you'll want more than one serving. I always do. The trick here, for me, is to freeze the watermelon wedges before dipping. Also, use a really good dark chocolate, not chocolate chips, so the chocolate will adhere to the fruit.

CHOCOLATE DIPPED WATERMELON

Ingredients
8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (not chocolate chips)
5 lb seedless watermelon, cut into 1" wedges
Sea salt

Directions
Cut watermelon into wedges. Place on baking sheet or plate and put in freezer for 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate in double boiler or saucepan over saucepan over simmering water.
Dip tops of frozen watermelon wedges into melted chocolate.
Shake off excess and sprinkle chocolate with sea salt.
Put on wax paper or parchment to set.
Serve immediately or put back in freezer (or refrigerator).

2 comments:

Juliana said...

I love the idea of watermelon dipped in chocolate, and yes, a hint of sea salt is just perfect.
Thanks for the inspiration Janet...have a wonderful week :)

ceblain said...

This is one fruit that I have never dipped in chocolate. I may try it for a treat for my grandchildren.

Thank you for the interesting recipe.

Cynthia