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Holiday Watermelon Snack Board

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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.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the National Watermelon Promotion Board. All opinions are our own.

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.

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!

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.

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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.

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

  • Cucumbers (cut with a small star cookie cutter)
  • Green grapes
  • Sliced radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Brie
  • Crackers
  • Pistachios & almonds
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Honey, for dipping
  • Yogurt pretzels

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!

Holiday Watermelon Snack Board

Holiday Watermelon Snack Board

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.

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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

  1. 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.
  2. Watermelon Feta Bites: Skewer chunks of feta, watermelon and a mint leaf on toothpicks. Place on board.
  3. Watermelon "Snow Balls": Use melon baller to cut out watermelon rounds. Place in small bowl on board and sprinkle with shredded coconut.
  4. Assemble remaining ingredients on board.

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Amanda Keefer

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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