Chocolate-Covered Watermelon Bites

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Chocolate-Covered Watermelon Bites may seem like a strange combo, but one taste and I guarantee you’ll be hooked on this refreshing, healthy snack! And whatever you do, don’t forget to sprinkle a little sea salt on top of the chocolate before it hardens for even more of a flavor upgrade. 

Frozen chocolate-covered watermelon bites with sea salt and toothpicks on a serving plate.

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 an 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.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Easy, healthy and refreshing.
  • Sweet and salty.
  • Combines the best of both worlds—juicy, fresh fruit and rich, indulgent chocolate.
Cubed watermelon next to the rind on a wood cutting board.

Pro Tips for Chocolate-Covered Watermelon

  • Choose High-Quality Chocolate: Opt for good-quality chocolate, whether it’s dark, milk or white, as it will have the best taste and texture. 
  • Don’t Use Chocolate Chips: They have a waxy coating that makes it more difficult for the chocolate to adhere to the watermelon.
  • Freeze Before You Dip: Freeze the watermelon cubes on a wax paper-lined baking sheet for at least 30 minutes prior to dipping into the melted chocolate. Make sure to leave space between each piece so they don’t stick together. 
  • Work Quickly and in Batches: Since we’re dealing with partially frozen fruit and quick-setting chocolate, it’s important to work quickly to avoid the watermelon thawing and the chocolate seizing. 
  • Decorate and Customize: While the chocolate is still slightly wet, you can sprinkle toppings like sea salt (my fave!), chopped nuts, coconut flakes or colorful sprinkles. This step is totally optional but can elevate the overall presentation and flavor.
  • Serve Immediately or Store in the Freezer: Once the chocolate has fully set, serve immediately or store the chocolate-covered fruit in an airtight container in the freezer. Enjoy them within 5 days for the best taste and texture.
Watermelon cubes with toothpicks on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you pick a good watermelon?

To identify a ripe watermelon, there are two key characteristics to look for. Firstly, a ripe watermelon will feel heavy for its size when lifted, indicating a higher water content. Secondly, examine the watermelon for a yellow spot. This spot is the area on the watermelon that was resting on the ground during growth. If the field spot is white or pale green, it may indicate that the watermelon is underripe. 

What’s the best way to cut a watermelon?

Check out my simple video tutorial for how to cut a watermelon.

How do I freeze watermelon?

Arrange the watermelon pieces in a single layer on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Ensure that the pieces are not touching each other to prevent them from freezing together. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer and flash freeze for 30 minutes, or until the pieces are solid and firm. 

How long will these last?

They’ll last up to 5 days when stored in an airtight container in the freezer.

A hand holds a watermelon cube with a toothpick over a small bowl of melted chocolate.
Perfect rows of watermelon bites dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt on a white serving platter.
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Chocolate-Covered Watermelon Bites

Chocolate-Covered Watermelon Bites. This may seem like a strange combo, but one taste, and I guarantee you’ll be hooked! This healthy dessert or summertime snack stars juicy watermelon, dark chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt.
Author: Kelly Senyei
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 cups cubed watermelon (1-inch cubes)
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate
  • Sea salt, for garnishing (optional)


  • Toothpicks


  • 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.

Kelly’s Notes:

  • 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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Calories: 170kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 169mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 430IU, Vitamin C: 6.2mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 1mg


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  1. 5 stars
    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!

  2. 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!

  3. What pretty pictures and what a cool recipe! Definitely going to have to try this asap, such a fun, summery treat!

  4. These are so pretty. And so much FUN! Love the salt with the watermelon and chocolate!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. I’ve never tried chocolate + watermelon together and now I can’t get it out of my mind. These look so good Kelly!

  9. I am not really into fruit and chocolate together, but I am still loving this summer idea! Its so fun!