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Holiday Watermelon Snack Board

The busy Holiday season is just around the corner and we are on a mission to make some easy and fun festive ideas to add to your table. Sweeten up your traditional holiday snack board with the help of fresh watermelon! This Holiday Watermelon Snack Board adds a fun spin by cutting watermelon into Christmas trees and is paired with an assortment of fruit, nuts, cheese and crackers.

If you’re snuggling up with your family to watch a Christmas movie or planning a holiday get-together, a snack board full of your favorite items is a must.

Having a party? Everyone will want to gather around this grazing board for easy munching. We’ve got a lot packed into this board, but the great thing about snack boards is that you can make them your own! Customizable, delicious, and healthy. Best part, have the kids help make this one for a family activity!

How to make a Holiday Watermelon Snack Board

Here’s what’s on the board:

Watermelon! This fruit really is the star of the board (okay, the cucumbers are actual stars, but you know what I mean). Don’t think of watermelon as just a summer fruit – it’s available year-round!

This time of year, you can find a fresh cut or mini watermelons at your grocery store. Grab a mini watermelon (here are tips to pick the best one) to make the Christmas trees or fresh cut watermelon for the other items.

We love watermelon because it contains Vitamin A for healthy eyes and skin, Vitamin B6 for our immune function and brain development, and of course Vitamin C to help boost our immunity.

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Holiday Watermelon Grazing Board

We’re enjoying watermelon 3 ways on this board:

  1. Watermelon Christmas Trees: Use a cookie cutter to cut out watermelon slices in a tree shape. You can decorate these or leave plain. Top with a cucumber star!
  2. Watermelon “Snow Balls”: Use a melon baller to make watermelon round. Place in a small bowl and sprinkle with shredded coconut.
  3. Watermelon, Feta and Mint Stacks: Skewer chunks of watermelon, feta and a mint leaf on toothpicks.
watermelon snack board for the holidays

Key Ingredients for this Holiday Watermelon Snack Board

Once you have your show-stopping watermelon snacks in place, begin to fill out the board with all the other goodies, including:

And no board is complete without a good sprinkle. A little fresh mint or thyme here, some dried cranberries and pomegranate arils there. It really helps tie the whole board together!

Fruit tray for the holidays

How to make a Holiday Watermelon Snack Board

Watermelon Christmas Trees: Slice watermelon into rounds. Use a cookie cutter to cut out trees. Top with cucumber star. Place on a bed of mini marshmallows on board.

Watermelon Feta Bites: Skewer chunks of feta, watermelon and a mint leaf on toothpicks. Place on board.

Watermelon “Snow Balls”: Use melon baller to cut out watermelon rounds. Place in small bowl on board and sprinkle with shredded coconut.

Then add the remaining ingredients on to the board. Enjoy!

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Holiday Watermelon Snack Board

Amanda Keefer
Sweeten up your holiday snack board with the help of fresh watermelon! Add a fun spin by cutting watermelon into Christmas trees and pair with an assortment of fruit, nuts, cheese and crackers.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snacks
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 351 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 mini watermelon
  • 1 block feta cheese
  • Fresh mint
  • 1 small wheel Brie cheese
  • Green grapes
  • Pistachios and/or almonds
  • Crackers
  • Cucumber slices
  • Radishes sliced
  • Shredded coconut
  • Yogurt pretzels
  • Dried cranberries
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Crackers
  • Raspberries
  • Honey

Instructions
 

  • Watermelon Christmas Trees: Slice watermelon into rounds. Use a cookie cutter to cut out trees. Top with cucumber star. Place on a bed of mini marshmallows on board.
  • Watermelon Feta Bites: Skewer chunks of feta, watermelon and a mint leaf on toothpicks. Place on board.
  • Watermelon "Snow Balls": Use melon baller to cut out watermelon rounds. Place in small bowl on board and sprinkle with shredded coconut.
  • Assemble remaining ingredients on board.

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 12gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 246mgPotassium: 897mgFiber: 3gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 4491IUVitamin C: 61mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 2mg
Keyword christmas, holidays, snack board, watermelon
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