Fruit Sparklers

If you’re looking for a fun and patriotic recipe idea for a summer bbq or party, these Fruit Sparklers are a guaranteed crowd favorite!
Fruit Sparklers
This is the perfect easy side dish for Memorial day or the Fourth of July! (Courtesy of Lauren Allen)
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Every summer when watermelon comes in season my kids get excited to help make these “fruit sparklers”. We call them fruit sparklers because they remind us of holding firework sparklers during the summer holidays, and they’re patriotic with the watermelon stars on top. They are so simple but make a really fun and easy summer treat.

What You Will Need to Make Fruit Sparklers

  • Ripe watermelom
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Star cookie cutter
(Courtesy of Lauren Allen)
(Courtesy of Lauren Allen)

Slice the watermelon, vertically, into one inch slices. Use the star cookie cutter to cut stars from the flesh of the watermelon.

Thread 7-10 blueberries into the center of each bamboo skewer, leaving enough space at the end for someone to be able to comfortably hold it, and a space at the top for the watermelon star.

Add the watermelon star. Store, covered, in the fridge until ready to serve.

(Courtesy of Lauren Allen)
(Courtesy of Lauren Allen)

Fruit Sparklers

Serves 20

Prep 15 minutes mins

Total 15 minutes mins
  • 1 whole watermelon
  • 16 ounces fresh blueberries
  • Bamboo skewers
Cut watermelon vertically into 1 inch thick slices.

Use a small star cookie cutter to cut out star shapes from the flesh of each watermelon round.

Thread 7-10 blueberries into the center of each bamboo skewer, leaving enough space at the end for someone to be able to comfortably hold it, and a space at the top for the watermelon star.

Place the watermelon star on top and set the fruit sparklers on a serving tray. Cover and refrigerate until ready to enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 75 kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 1g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 262mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 1290IU, Vitamin C: 19.6mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 0.6mg

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