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Watermelon Shark

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour

Makes

32 servings

Take a bite out of summer boredom with this kid-friendly food project. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Watermelon Shark Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 large watermelon
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes
  • 1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) pineapple preserves
  • Swedish Fish candies, optional

Directions

  1. Using a large sharp knife, cut off one end of the watermelon so that watermelon stands at an angle. Using a razor blade or small knife, score an opening for the mouth. With knife, cut out and remove mouth. Cut out triangles for teeth; remove rind from teeth.
  2. For shark fin, cut a triangle from removed rind; attach to shark with toothpicks. For eyes, attach two grapes with toothpicks.
  3. Remove fruit from inside watermelon; cut into cubes. In a large bowl, combine watermelon, cantaloupe, blueberries and remaining grapes. Finely grate peel from oranges and squeeze juice. In a small bowl, mix preserves, orange juice and peel; add to fruit and toss gently.
  4. Stand shark on a platter. Fill opening with some of the fruit mixture; add a few Swedish Fish if desired. Serve with remaining fruit.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without candies): 129 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1/2 starch.

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