Chocolate Covered Watermelon Bites

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This chocolate covered watermelon bites recipe shows a new way to incorporate salt into a sweet dessert. The sea salt is sprinkled on watermelon cubes that have been dipped in chocolate and then is served on a stick. If you are someone who loves to indulge a sweet tooth but are looking for healthier ways to do so, this watermelon recipe is the one for you. Watermelon is such a nutritious fruit with very high levels of vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as high amounts of potassium. Although you may not like the idea of incorporating a large amount of salt in your dessert recipes due to it having the potential to raise blood pressure, potassium has the opposite effect where it will prevent your blood pressure from rising. As a result, potassium is an excellent nutrient to consume with sodium-laden foods. Vitamin A is a nutrient beneficial to eye health and healing. This nutrient will most likely be found in colorful fruits and vegetables, which is why it is so prominent in watermelon.

Watermelons originate in southern Africa, but it is possible that they are the descendant of a wild species of watermelon that is native to north and western Africa. There is considerable evidence to say that watermelons were grown in India by the seventh century, while they were growing in China by the tenth century. Watermelons started to be grown in Spain and other parts of southern Europe during the seventeenth century, and it eventually reached North America around the same time during Europe’s exploration measures to the New World. Today, watermelon is a summer staple in North America due to its refreshing nature and sweet taste. Although many people will choose to eat watermelon in the form of raw slices, watermelon has taken form in watermelon pickle recipes or been the star components in Caprese-inspired salads. Sometimes watermelon will even be grilled to top salad recipes, which brings out the sweetness of the watermelon even more.

These fun desserts are dipped in your choice of chocolate for extra decadence. If you are after a healthy snack, though, choose dark chocolate, because it contains a high amount of flavonoids, which are a variety of antioxidant. If you want to make these fancy but easy desserts even more elegant, consider using a pink-flaked salt rather than traditional sea salt. The pink salt will match the watermelon in this watermelon skewer recipe. For more contrasting color and taste, you could sprinkle the chocolate with chopped green pistachios. This watermelon bites recipe would look stunning on a platter for a backyard party with an array of different garnishes, whether it is salt, nuts or sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts for: Chocolate Covered Watermelon Bites from Just A Taste

Ingredients: Watermelon, chocolate.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 259, Calories from Fat 113, Total Fat 12.6g 19%, Saturated Fat 8.8g 44%, Cholesterol 10mg 3%, Sodium 35mg 1%, Potassium 283mg 8%, Carbohydrates 33.5g 11%, Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%, Sugars 28.6g, Protein 3.9g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 9%, Iron 7%

This watermelon recipe shows that healthy dessert recipes aren’t impossible. A mixture of fruit and chocolate will be all you will need to satisfy a sweet tooth, and you will get the added nutrition from watermelon and dark chocolate. Thank you to Kelly, the author of ‘Just a Taste’ recipe blog, for sharing her chocolate covered watermelon bites recipe with us.

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