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Watermelon jack-o'-lantern recipe

Watermelon jack-o'-lantern recipe

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Add a tropical twist to your jack-o'-lantern by switching pumpkin for a watermelon this Halloween. Not only will it leave those who see it with shakes, but it might inspire your kids to eat more fruit, too. A deliciously sweet yet healthy, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-, dairy- and egg-free Halloween treat. See method

  • Serves 8
  • 15 mins to prepare
  • 75 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 1 watermelon
  • 200g red grapes, halved
  • 200g pineapple chunks
  • 200g cantaloupe chunks

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 1%
  • Saturates

    0g 1%
  • Sugars

    18g 21%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 18g Protein 1g Fibre 1.4g


  1. Rest a small watermelon on a flat surface and, using a sharp knife, carve out a large mouth shape with pointy teeth. Scoop out a little of the flesh inside the mouth, chop and set aside. Carve triangles for eyes and a smaller triangle for a nose. Put the watermelon on a serving plate or cake stand.
  2. Fill the mouth with the chopped watermelon, some halved red grapes and chunks of pineapple and cantaloupe, letting the fruit tumble out onto the plate.
  3. Your jack-o’-lantern will keep in the fridge for 24 hrs, but cut and arrange the fruit to fill the mouth just before serving. It will keep for about 1 hr at room temperature.

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