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If you like to serve fruit at Christmas parties—a much better-for-you option than trays of sweets—serve it holiday-style, in this watermelon snowman.
In this recipe, a medium watermelon and two small ones create two bowls and a head for the snowman—as well as supplying plenty of melon balls for a fruit salad. You can use the Watermelon Snowman Fruit Bowl in different ways:
2 bowls of the same fruit salad
1 bowl of fruit salad, 1 bowl of plain berries
1 bowl of fruit or fruit salad, 1 bowl of dip or sauce
The Snowman Fruit Bowl was designed by the National Watermelon Promotion Board, which has plenty of interesting recipes and watermelon carvings—everything from Angry Birds and Minions to a seasonal penguin.
The most fun Christmas fruit bowl. Photo courtesy Watermelon.org.
RECIPE: WATERMELON SNOWMAN
3 watermelons: 1 larger, 2 smaller
Fruit salad ingredients (your choice) in addition to the watermelon from the hollowed melons
Face decorations: dried apricots, carrot and blueberries as shown, or anything you like—radishes, kumquats, etc.
Twigs for arms
Optional scarf (you can use a red ribbon and fringe the ends)
Optional hat (check craft stores for a plastic toy hat, or make one from craft materials)
1. HALVE the large melon and one of the small melons. Scoop melon balls and reserve.
2. CLEAN the leftover melon scraps from the two halves, leaving the white portion of the rind.
3. FILL with fruit salad or other ingredients; make the face.
4. MOVE to the serving table and add arms, hat and scarf.
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