Watermelon Christmas Trees, a healthy and fun Christmas themed treat.
I saw these Watermelon Christmas Trees all over the internet last year but never actually got around to making them. This year, as we are in the sunshine, I thought they would be a perfect Christmas themed snack to make with Finn. It was a recipe leaflet in Woolworths (Australian supermarket) that actually reminded me of them and I loved how they added yoghurt for the tree decoration.
I sliced the watermelon and carved the rind to make the tree stump but left the decoration to Finn. The food blogger in me wanted to step in and make them look pretty but the teacher in me stood back and let Finn decorate them himself. We used natural greek yoghurt and some dried cranberries.
They are super simple to make and a good way to get kids into the kitchen and enjoying healthy food.
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Watermelon Christmas Trees
- 750 g piece seedless watermelon
- 125g 1/2 cup natural greek yoghurt
- 1 tbsp dried cranberries to garnish
- Cut watermelon to make small wedges about 1cm thick and 6cm wide at base.
- 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.
- Top with decorations (dried cranberries).
- Place in freezer until yoghurt is firm.
*Nutritional information is an ESTIMATE only and is calculated using an online nutrition calculator. Information is based on 1 of 6 portions from given recipe.