Watermelon Christmas Trees

Happy Christmas in July! According to a quick Google search, Christmas in July originated from countries in the Southern hemisphere celebrating Christmas twice -- once on December 25 and once on July 25 when they are experiencing colder weather. Here in America it provides an excuse to mix summer with winter and for bars to host theme parties.

This recipe is incredibly easy to make. I put this together for a pool party and it was a hit with everyone there.

A Vegetarian & Cooking! original.

-White chocolate, melted
-Red or green sugar

You'll also need a Christmas tree cookie cutter. Slice the watermelon into 1 inch slabs so that you can use the cookie cutter to make trees. I cubed the excess and put it in a bowl to enjoy later. Drizzle the white chocolate over the trees like garland. Sprinkle on the colored sugar.

The white chocolate drizzle added an unexpected crunch to this. It gave the watermelon a little more sweetness, but not in an overwhelming way. I made these to serve pool side and they were very popular as a post lunch snack. Enjoy your Christmas in July!


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