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3 easy watermelon snacks for summer

Not sure what to do with a whole watermelon? We’ve got some super-simple ideas for refreshing snacks that mean you can enjoy it throughout the summer in different ways.

  1. Nutty chocolate bites

    These fruity nibbles make the perfect sweet treat, combining refreshing watermelon, rich dark chocolate and vibrant green pistachios. These would also be delicious with different chocolate and nut combinations –have a go and find your own favourite.

    To make:

    Chop the watermelon into cubes, discarding the skin. Lay flat on a lined baking tray and freeze until almost solid (3-4 hrs). Skewer a cube with a fork, then dip the bottom half in melted dark chocolate to coat. Dip immediately in a shallow dish of finely chopped pistachios so that they stick to the chocolate. Serve frozen or leave for 10-15 mins on a lined tray to soften and defrost.

    Nutty chocolate bites
  2. Fruity frozen lollies

    Fresh, frozen fruit with nothing added (except a lolly stick!), this must be the easiest ice lolly recipe ever.

    To make:

    Cut a thick slice from the centre of the watermelon. Lay flat and cut into 6-8 wedges (depending on the size of the watermelon), like a pizza. Use a small sharp knife to make an incision into the middle of the skin on each wedge. Insert a wooden lolly stick into each, then lay flat on a baking tray. Freeze overnight or until solid. Serve instead of your favourite ice lolly for a refreshing treat.

    Fruity frozen lollies
  3. Sweet and savoury skewers

    Try something new with these simple skewers that combine watermelon with creamy mozzarella, sweet strawberries and fragrant basil.

    To make:

    Chop the watermelon into cubes, discarding the skin. Thread onto thin metal or wooden skewers with torn pieces of mozzarella, strawberries (halved or quartered if large) and fresh basil leaves. You can make as many as you like with both large and small skewers, or try mixing up different flavour combinations: watermelon, feta and mint work well together, as do cucumber, prawns and spicy chilli.

    Sweet and savoury skewers