Sunday, June 5, 2011

Melon Jello Boats for a Summer Treat

For those of you that don't know, I live in Texas, and it is already in the 90's here. Our air conditioning is on full blast and I am dreading next months electric bill already. Summer thoughts of lazy days and activities for the kids are on my mind. Today I wanted to share a unique child's treat for a hot summer day. It is an easy, fun, and fairly nutritious snack. My kids enjoy helping make melon boats and they enjoy eating them even more!

1 melon (cantaloupe, honeydew, or small seedless watermelon)
2 (3 oz) packages of flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup sliced fresh fruit

Begin by cutting your melon in half and carefully scooping out the seeds. Shave a thin slice off the bottom of the melon so it will sit flat during preparation.

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water and then stir in the applesauce and fresh fruit. Divide the gelatin mixture equally into both melon halves.

I used blue gelatin with fresh strawberries and blackberries
 Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Cut into slices just before serving.

Place in Fridge

Slice into pieces and enjoy

I packed these for our picnic in saran wrap and they were still in perfect shape 2 hours later.

Just another satisfied customer...

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  1. My kids would gobble this up in seconds. Love the presentation and the ingredients! I am featuring this at Grab my "featured" button.

  2. Way cool!!!! Love the berries inside. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Wow! That is such a creative way to eat jello. :) Love it!

  4. Yummy! I found your blog through a linky party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

    Come and link up your latest and greatest at our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!


  5. Love it! My kids will love it in watermelon!!!

  6. Such a great idea, I totally need to try this!

  7. whoa. these look awesome and like they're going to be a MESS on my drool-y kid.

    (Upon re-reading this comment it sounds negative-Nancy. It's not. I think it's cute when food is all over his face. This will be the perfect snack to support that. Five Netflix Stars!)

  8. Yummy! I'm featuring this on Sunday at KIS

  9. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    Come strut your stuff.

  10. Hi Michelle - Love the melon boats - They look really cool and delicious too! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I am a little behind commenting - but I have featured this last week. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend ~ Stephanie Lynn

  11. This looks like such a fun treat.

    I still can't believe our first party had over 300 links. I have a special give away planned for linkers this week.

    Hope to see you again this weekend at bacon time.

    Thanks again.

  12. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope to see you there at the party :)

    Btw, I also have a party called Market Your Biz & Giveaways every Tuesday. Please feel free to link up your etsy and giveaways :)

  13. This is just the greatest idea! Thanks so much for linking it up to my Summer Fun party. I've included it in my latest Five Fun ideas post.

  14. Perfect! thank you! my friends and my children will be very happy with it, all summer!!! Fany

  15. Those are so cool! Perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us!

  16. Oops, forgot to tell you, we are featuring this on our blog tomorrow :) Don't forget to grab your "I was featured button"

  17. these are so fun! I can't wait to try them out with my kids.
    Thank you for linking up at Toddler Tuesdays.

  18. Very creative. What a fun idea. My little Nicky loves cantaloupe! He would think this is just too cool.

  19. This looks delicious! My guys love fruit for dessert! This is a recipe we will need to try!


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