Fourth of July is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate this holiday than with the flavors of watermelon. Forget the appetizers, meats and salads. When asked to bring something to the party choose this kid friendly watermelon treat! It isn’t what one might expect but it sure will put a smile on the children’s and adult faces alike. It isn’t juicy or cold but it is sweet and crunchy and actually less messy than the original. A Rice Krispie Watermelon is the perfect addition to any backyard holiday celebration.
My oldest son loves the idea of a “watermelon” but doesn’t actually like the fruit. So as clever as one mom can be- I decided to use watermelon jello flavoring and make my own version of “watermelon” to appease him visually and satisfy his palette! Side Note: I can’t believe I just used the one palette in the same sentence with my 4yr old but hey- no time like the present huh? He will learn that word soon enough having a mom who loves to cook:)
Back to the Watermelon. This recipe is so versatile if your kids don’t like the flavor of watermelon then you can opt for cherry or strawberry flavoring or simply use no flavoring at all. It is the presentation that the kids will enjoy the most. Have a great week ahead and stay tuned for another easy and quick 4th of July treat next week:))