Watermelon & Blueberry Sparklers
All you need is for these fun, festive fruit sparklers is watermelon, blueberries, a few wooden skewers, a star shaped cookie cutter, and a knife. They are an adorable, healthy 4th of July recipe! These are fun for kids and adults and they are super easy to make with a group of people or prep in advance of a party.
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Tips for this Recipe
Choosing the best watermelon: make sure to get a melon that is heavy for its size, has a yellow-ish circle on it (meaning it ripened in the field), and makes a hollow sound when thumped (under ripe melons sound duller).
Make sure to use a very stable cutting board while you cut your watermelon into ‘plates’. If your cutting board is slipping around, put a dish cloth under it.
While I usually use a full size watermelon for this recipe (they’re cheaper!), if you are making this recipe with kids, it might be fun to get them each their own small melon.
This recipe works best with seedless watermelons.
It’s easy to add other fruit to these skewers as well! Pineapple and melon both make great stars too.