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Fourth of July Fruit Wands

fruit wandsThe air outside my house is about as humid as it can be without actually raining; the farmers’ market is chock full of tomatoes, squash, and watermelon; and, as the summer equivalent of Puxatony Phil, my child refuses to put on her shoes to go outside. Summer is upon us, friends.

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There isn’t much that says “summer” like watermelon, especially when it’s eaten by barefoot little girls in a tree house.

watermelon

This recipe, if you can even call it that, is quite possibly the easiest Fourth of July dessert ever. It’s also super cute and healthy.

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So, find a watermelon, a package of blueberries, and a herd of small children, and let’s get started.

watermelon and blueberries

You’ll need a star shaped cookie cutter for this. I used a really thick biscuit type star cutter I found at a cool little vintage shop, but you can use any metal cookie cutter you have. It’s easier if it’s backless.

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It’s also a great idea to trim the sharp part of the skewers after you thread the blueberries on if little kids will be enjoying these.

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Cheers!

fruit skewers

Yield: varies

Prep Time: a few minutes

Cook Time: none

Fourth of July Fruit Wands

These easy, festive, and healthy fruit wands are sure to be a hit at your Fourth of July celebration!

Ingredients:

a small seedless watermelon

1 clamshell of blueberries, rinsed

wood skewers (small or large - I used both sizes in the pictures)

1 star shaped biscuit cutter or open metal cookie cutter

Directions:

1. Cut watermelon slices that are a generous inch wide. Using an open star shaped biscuit cutter (or whatever fun metal cookie cutter you happen to have), press through the watermelon, and then using a sharp knife, cut the star in half so there are two stars. I found that cutting thinner single stars resulted in more breakage when I was pushing it out of the cookie cutter.

2. Thread a few blueberries onto the skewer, cut off the sharp tip with a good pair of scissors if little kids will be eating these, and then top with a watermelon star pushed about halfway in.

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