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Watermelon Star Bites

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For kids, the excitement of the Fourth of July is often based on the most simple pleasures: sparklers and fireworks (I didn't say all of these pleasures were entirely safe), any sort of water activity, big chunks of juicy watermelon, and basically anything edible that's red, white and blue. With so many things to check off on your holiday weekend to-do list, your barbecue dessert should be beyond easy and that's why I love these Watermelon Star Bites.

Watermelon Star Bites from Weelicious

Since school let out for summer earlier this month I've taken a bit of a cooking vacation myself. Whatever I make, I want it to be really light, simple and fresh. Nothing meets all those requirements better or could be more refreshing than naturally bright red, juicy watermelon stars (red) topped with dollops of lightly sweetened whipped cream (white) and punctuated with blueberries (the blue, obviously).

Watermelon Star Bites from Weelicious

Instead of turning on your oven and heating up the kitchen, just open your drawer and grab a festive star-shaped cookie cutter to pop out your bites. Then wash a big handful of blueberries (letting the kids munch on a few while they help you) and, of course, make your own homemade whipped cream.

Watermelon Star Bites from Weelicious

Not only is this a truely fun cooking activity to do together with kids of most any age, but a dye-free solution for a magical Fourth of July dessert!

Watermelon Star Bites from Weelicious

Watermelon Star Bites from Weelicious

Watermelon Star Bites  (makes about 24 pieces)

  • Prep Time: 10 mins,
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For kids, the excitement of the Fourth of July is often based on the most simple pleasures: sparklers and fireworks (I didn't say all of these pleasures were entirely safe), any sort of water activity, big chunks of juicy watermelon, and basically...

Ingredients

  • 1 small seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

Preparation

  1. 1. Cut the watermelon into 1/2 inch thick slices, then use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut the slices into stars. Place the watermelon stars in a single layer on a tray, and place in the refrigerator while you make the whipped cream. (The whipped cream will stay on better if the watermelon is cold).
  2. 2. In the bowl of a standing mixer or with an electric mixer, combine the heavy cream and powdered sugar, and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3. Top each watermelon star with a dollop of the whipped cream, then add blueberries on top of the whipped cream.
  4. 4. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
Watermelon Star Bites

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  1. Mary Mills Ritchie

    July 4, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    My 4-yr old daughter had so much fun making these this afternoon! She was so proud of her creation and loved serving them at our family’s 4th of July party tonight! Thanks for the fun, easy, and delicious idea!

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  3. Kim Beaulieu

    June 30, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    These are way too stinking cute. You always have the best ideas.

  4. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    June 28, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Love this idea! Totally making these!

  5. Susan

    June 27, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I would love to see a video of you cutting the watermelon and stars. I’m not quite sure of the technique.

  6. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    June 27, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Just too cute!! These are ingredients we have on hand ALL summer long. Can’t wait to play with the kids!

    • Catherine McCord

      June 27, 2014 at 9:32 am

      You’re so sweet! I’ve made these several times in the past few weeks and the kids go crazy for them. Whipped cream + fresh fruit= Happiness!