Summertime is all about enjoying the outdoors and delicious, healthy snacks. Is there anything more summery than watermelon? This Chocolate Covered Watermelon recipe is the perfect way to beat the heat! The watermelon is refreshing and the chocolate coating is a delicious treat. Plus, this recipe is super easy to make – you only need three ingredients. So give it a try and enjoy the taste of summer!
How to Make Chocolate Covered Watermelon
Summer means delicious watermelon recipes. This Chocolate Covered Watermelon recipe is simple to make and sure to please everyone! Plus, it’s a great way to get some extra antioxidants in your diet. It’s the perfect sweet, refreshing summer snack for sunny days and warm weather.
This sweet and juicy treat is super simple to make, and only requires a few simple ingredients. You’ll need a half of a watermelon, a half-cup of chocolate chips and two teaspoons of coconut oil. If you want your watermelon sweet and spicy, be sure to also grab some cayenne pepper and/or chili powder from your spice drawer.
To make chocolate covered watermelon, start by cutting the watermelon into triangle slices. Spread the slices on a wax paper lined baking sheet and freeze for at least one hour.
While the watermelon is chilling, melt chocolate and coconut oil together. Once the watermelon is frozen, remove it from the freezer and drizzle with the melted chocolate.
For a spicy twist, feel free to sprinkle the watermelon slices with cayenne pepper and/or chili powder to taste. (This step is optional!) Then, all that’s left to do is refrigerate or freeze the watermelon until the chocolate hardens. Watermelon is a summertime favorite, and chocolate covered watermelon is a fun and easy way to enjoy it!
This recipe makes 12 servings. Each serving contains 111 calories. On a Nutrisystem weight loss plan? Don’t forget to log it into your NuMi app journal as half of a SmartCarb and two Extras.
Feel free to use different types of chocolate chips in this recipe, such as semi-sweet, white, dark or milk chocolate for a different flavor! Watching your sugar intake? Swap in stevia-sweetened chocolate chips to cut down on the sweet stuff.
Watermelon can easily be replaced with a different type of fruit that you enjoy. Try it with pineapples, mangoes, strawberries or apple splices depending what you have on hand! The pineapple is especially delicious with a spicy kick.
More Easy Watermelon Recipes
Celebrate summer with sweet and juicy watermelon! Here are some of our favorite watermelon recipes for your healthy menu:
Calories per Serving: 111
On Nutrisystem, Count As: ½ SmartCarb and 2 Extras
- ½ watermelon
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 2 tsp. coconut oil
- Optional: cayenne pepper and/or chili powder, to taste
- Cut watermelon into triangle slices. Spread watermelon pieces on a wax paper lined baking sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour.
- Combine melted chocolate and coconut oil.
- Remove watermelon and drizzle with melted chocolate.
- Optional: Sprinkle watermelon slices with cayenne pepper and/or chili powder to taste.
- Refrigerate or freeze watermelon until chocolate hardens.