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Summer Kids Treats – Wiggly Watermelon

Want an extra fun summer treat that the kids will love?!  Try this Wiggly Watermelon recipe; it’s sure to be a big hit at summer barbeques.

What you need:

1/2 large watermelon, flesh removed so only rind remains

4 6-oz (large( boxes cherry or strawberry gelatin

5 cups water*

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

*DO NOT follow the water instructions on the gelatin box or your “watermelon” will not hold its shape.

Author’s note: this recipe is for one half of a large watermelon. If you want to use both halves, double the gelatin and water.

Editor’s Note: You can also purchase watermelon flavored gelatin for this fun recipe!

What you do:

  • Cut the watermelon in half and scoop out the flesh and seeds with a melon baller or spoon. Make sure to get all the way down to the green rind. Stand the melon on its end. You may have to shave a little bit off the bottom to get it to stand upright, just don’t cut all the way through and make a hole in the rind.
  • Boil water, add the gelatin and mix well. Pour into prepared melon rind.

  • Place in the refrigerator. When mixture is firm but not completely set, push mini-chocolate chips into the jell-o with a chopstick or skewer. Let set completely in the fridge.
  • When ready to serve, slice with a sharp knife and enjoy!
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