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Need a little inspiration for healthy snack times this holiday season? These watermelon Christmas trees could be the answer to your problem!
Watermelon is a delicious fruit that is often served as a summertime dessert, but there is a way to make this delicious fruit perfect for the holidays too! Follow the simple step-by-step guide below, and you will be able to cut your watermelons into beautiful Christmas trees within minutes, and decorate them too!
When Are Watermelons Ripe?
Most folks think watermelons are only good during the summer months. But the truth is, you can enjoy a juicy watermelon year-round. The flavor changes a bit with the seasons, but it’s every bit as good!
Look for a whole watermelon that has a yellow sun spot on it, and one that feels heavier than it looks. Those two things combined usually indicate the best watermelons.
Are Watermelon Christmas Trees Easy To Make?
Yes! Incredibly so! All you’ll need is a good knife and a sturdy work surface along with a cake decorating bag and fine tip. And if you don’t have the latter, you can easily use a zipper-top sandwich bag and simply clip a very small piece of a corner off of it once you’ve filled it with yogurt. So easy, and it won’t take long either. This is a great last-minute snack or easy party appetizer. It’s also a great holiday treat for kids during this festive season!
What Kind Of Watermelon Should I Use?
For this recipe, it’s best to use a whole seedless watermelon. A watermelon with seeds won’t do you any favors here.
How To Serve Watermelon Christmas Trees
I like to serve these Christmas treats or healthy Christmas snacks on Christmas eve. Especially when I know we are going to be busy getting ready for the following morning. These a fun to nosh on while we wrap last-minute gifts.
But don’t stop with yourself! Share loads of festive cheer by sharing these Christmas goodies with friends and family. They are a healthy little twist on all the potential sugary dishes that will be shared this holiday season. And who doesn’t love watermelon?
Are There Other Ways To Cut Watermelon Christmas Trees?
Absolutely! If you don’t need to give people a “handle” (the rind) to hold onto, you can easily cut out trees with a Christmas tree cookie cutter. In theory, you could place the cookie cutter along the watermelon rind so that the base of the Christmas tree (the tree trunk) gets cut by the cookie cutter. Whatever works best for the way you want to serve them. Then just line them up on a parchment-lined tray and serve for some festive fun!
About The Ingredients
Watermelon – Cut your watermelon in half, and then cut 1-inch thick rounds.
Greek yoghurt – This should be the plain stuff. No flavoring.
Honey – This is optional. Add to taste in the yogurt, but don’t let it get too runny.
How To Make Watermelon Christmas Trees
Gather all the needed items and ingredients.
How Do You Cut Watermelon Into Christmas Trees?
With a sharp knife, slice a 1-inch thick slice of watermelon.
Cut the 1” thick watermelon slices into 8 pieces of the equal size.
Note: The thickness is important for the Christmas trees’ structure. If you don’t cut them thick enough, the trees won’t be strong to stand still.
Cut the bottom of the Christmas trees and make sure to make a flat cut on the base of each one.
Note: This is also another essential step in the process. In order to have your trees in a vertical position, you need to make a flat cut on the bottom to provide a stable surface.
Fill a piping bag or a Ziploc bag with Greek yogurt, snip the corner and use it to pipe yogurt onto the Christmas trees.
Chill and Serve
Place the watermelon Christmas trees in the refrigerator until serving. Enjoy this simple and healthy snack!
How To Store Watermelon Christmas Trees
These can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.
Do not store these in the freezer. They will not freeze well.
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!
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Watermelon Christmas Trees
- 1 Cutting board
- 1 chef knife
- 1 pastry bag (or zipper-top plastic bag)
- 2 large watermelon slices (1" thick – the whole round piece)
- 8 oz. Greek yogurt
- Honey (optional – to taste in the yogurt)
- Gather all the needed items and ingredients.
- With a sharp knife, slice a 1-inch thick piece of watermelon.
- Cut the 1” thick watermelon slices into 8 pieces of the equal size.Note: The thickness is important for the Christmas trees’ structure. If you don’t cut them thick enough, the trees won’t be strong to stand still.
- Cut the bottom of the Christmas trees and make sure to make a flat cut on the base of each one. Note: This is also another essential step in the process. In order to have your trees in a vertical position, you need to make a flat cut on the bottom to provide a stable surface.
- Fill a pastry bag or a Ziploc bag with Greek yogurt, snip the corner and use it to pipe yogurt onto the Christmas trees.
- Place the watermelon Christmas trees in the refrigerator until serving. Enjoy this simple and healthy snack!