Watermelon Christmas Trees, a healthy and fun Christmas themed treat.
Why We Love This Christmas Snack
- Healthy & Fun – The Holiday season is a time where we are surrounded by candy and other party food. This is a healthy party food idea, that is also fun and appealing to children.
- Refreshing – Living in Australia, this is the perfect refreshing, Christmas themed, snack for a summer day.
- Easy to Make – It takes very little work to transform a wedge of watermelon into a fun Christmas tree!
- Easy To Eat – The Christmas tree stump doubles up as the perfect handle. Great for younger kids to hold.
- Child Involvement – There are so many benefits to involving kids in the kitchen, this is a fun snack to make with your kids. They will love decorating with their very own piping bag.
How to Make a Watermelon Christmas Tree
- Cut a whole watermelon into quarters (or alternatively you can buy watermelon wedges this size).
- Slice the wedge into triangles around 1cm (0.4 inch) thick
- Half the triangles, lengthways, to make taller, thinner triangles. (The smaller sections may not need to be halved)
- Cut out the tree base by cutting the rind into thirds and removing the outer two thirds.
Decorating the Trees
This is the part the kids love to help with. Fill a small ziplock bag with yogurt (or melted chocolate) and allow the kids to decorate their own watermelon Christmas trees. If you wish, you could add small pieces of dried fruit, chocolate chips etc as the baubles. Freeze until the yogurt is hard.
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Watermelon Christmas Trees
- ¼ Seedless watermelon
- 125g (½ cup) natural greek yoghurt
- Cut watermelon to make small triangle wedges about 1cm /0.4 inch thick. Cut each triangle in half, lengthways, to produce thinner triangles with a base size of around 6cm (2½ inches)
- Using a sharp knife cut out the tree base by cutting the rind into thirds and removing the outer two thirds.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper and place yoghurt into a piping bag or zip lock bag (cut the corner of the zip lock bag to pipe.)
- Pipe the yoghurt onto the watermelon wedges to achieve desired effect.
- Place in freezer until yoghurt is firm.
*This post was originally published Dec 2016, it has been updated to include process shots.