We are officially in the middle of Summer and I couldn't be more thrilled! I love love long beach days and warm Summer nights hanging out with family outside. I love BBQ hamburgers more than anything and honestly ... nothing is cuter than Mila in a bathing suit!
One of our favorite Summer must have snacks is watermelon. We recently started to freeze watermelon slices and enjoy the fruit frozen. It tastes great and extremely refreshing. Plus Mila thinks it is a popsicle as it takes on that consistency when frozen. If you don't freeze your watermelon, definitely try it! Just slice a watermelon and lay them in a freezer friendly dish. You can just pile them up, but I separate the slices with parchment paper so they don't stick to each other once frozen. You can also stick wooden sticks from the craft store into each watermelon slice so kids can eat them like a frozen pop. That would be a fun idea for a BBQ or family gathering.
Last week I frozen a few slices of watermelon and then dipped them into some melted chocolate. Then I coated each on with crushed pistachios. The result was something truly decadent and refreshing! It definitely satisfied my late night sweet tooth craving too. If you want to recreate these yummy fruit slices follow the simple tips below;
-In a microwavable bowl melt 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Heat the chocolate chips for 30 second intervals until melted. Stir in between each 30 seconds until chocolate and coconut oil is smooth.
-Lay your frozen watermelon slices on a sheet of parchment paper or a silicon baking mat. Be sure to use frozen watermelon!
-In a small bowl ready your crushed pistachios.
-Use a spoon to coat the watermelon and immediately coat with pistachios. The chocolate will harden quickly so you'll want to add the pistachios fast so they adhere to the chocolate.
-Once all the slices are coated, place back into the freezer until the chocolate fully hardens.
-Serve cold and enjoy right away! Store in the freezer in an air tight container for up to four days!
Happy Summer Friends!