Melted chocolate and juicy watermelon aren’t the most common companions. And I certainly had my doubts about pairing the two up since melted chocolate getting cozy with anything water-based often leads to a inedible, seized mess. So how do we make refreshing chunks of watermelon and silky-smooth chocolate get along? One word: Freezer.
The bite-sized servings of watermelon go for a quick freeze before being dunked in your choice of melted chocolate and finished with a sprinkle of sea salt. Remember that the better quality of chocolate you use, the better these sweet and salty bites will taste. And feel free to swap sprinkles for the sea salt, or add some extra crunch with chopped nuts to round out this easy, refreshing and healthy dessert.
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- 3 cups cubed watermelon (1-inch cubes)
- 1 cup chopped chocolate
- Sea salt, for garnishing (optional)
- Line a baking sheet or large plate with wax paper. Arrange the watermelon cubes on the wax paper so that they aren't touching one another. Stick a toothpick atop each piece of watermelon then place the baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Melt the chopped chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Dip each frozen piece of watermelon into the melted chocolate. Shake off any excess chocolate then immediately sprinkle the chocolate with sea salt. (The chocolate will harden very quickly.) Return the dipped watermelon pieces to the wax paper to set fully. Serve immediately or store in the freezer until ready to serve.
- Do not use chocolate chips in this recipe, as they have a waxy coating that makes it more difficult for the chocolate to adhere to the watermelon.
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Recipe by Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste. Please do not republish this recipe without my permission. If you'd like to feature this recipe on your site, please rewrite the method of preparation and link to this post as the original source.
Made these for a cooking class I gave a couple weeks back. They were truly amazing. Followed your directions, and they turned out perfect! Who ever thought combining chocolate and watermelon would be so yummy! I was able to locate the “fork-picks,” so they looked just like yours.
Plan to make them again this week for National Lobster Day as dessert,
preceded by Lobster Rolls, Creamy Cole Slaw and Corn on the Cob!
I know they will be a big hit!
I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Marianne! And your Lobster Day lineup sounds delicious!
The chocolate seized after dipping 2 pieces. Not sure what went wrong.
Hi there! Did you freeze the cubed watermelon before dipping into the melted chocolate?
This is the perfect after-dinner treat. It satisfies my sweet tooth without leaving me feeling guilty.
it looks so yummy n mouth watering…
These are stunning! My son’s Baptism is coming up and I’m doing a picnic style lunch afterwards in our garden. I’ve been looking for ideas for something sweet to serve and these look perfect!
Awesome! I hope you enjoy the recipe, Colette!
What pretty pictures and what a cool recipe! Definitely going to have to try this asap, such a fun, summery treat!
These are so pretty and so perfect for summer!
Oh, my, that looks good!
These are so pretty. And so much FUN! Love the salt with the watermelon and chocolate!
If it’s dipped in chocolate, chances are I’ll love it!
I am so making these this weekend!!
Kelly, what a great idea to combine watermelon and chocolate! We’ve done this with bananas before, but this looks so much like summer. I love it!
Thanks so much!
I had my doubts before popping over here from G+, but when you mentioned adding sea salt? Wow! The combination of chocolate, watermelon and sea salt sounds wonderful! Definitely going to try this one now that it is prime watermelon season! Thanks for the great recipe!
Haha! Welcome, Chloe :)
I have to admit that I’m a purist when it comes to watermelon and usually just prefer to have it on its own , but these are too cute to resist!
What an awesome idea! I love watermelon and never thought to pair it with chocolate!
Oh how fun! I love this idea.
What a fun idea, these are simply awesome!
I’ve never tried chocolate + watermelon together and now I can’t get it out of my mind. These look so good Kelly!
I am not really into fruit and chocolate together, but I am still loving this summer idea! Its so fun!