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Treat Yourself: Decadent, Delicious and Delectable Desserts!

While turkey and stuffing are the stars of the table this time of year, it wouldn’t be the holidays without desserts! Indulging in something sweet doesn’t have to mean going overboard with added sugar, though. Reach for treats that include fruits (like watermelon!).>

Adding watermelon to the holiday dessert table can satisfy your sweet tooth with natural sugars. Natural sugars in real foods come packaged in foods with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Now, break out the baking tools, grab some watermelon and sink your teeth into a decadent dessert of your choice!

The holidays are about giving, so don’t forget treat yourself!

  1. Simple classics: Layer spongey shortcake, whipped cream and juicy watermelon and strawberries for a delicious twist on a classic strawberry shortcake recipe.

    Strawberry Shortcake


  2. Slice of the sweet life: Give your cake an upgrade by making it a watermelon cake! Cut to your preferred size and shape, “frost” with Cool Whip and top with fruits, slivered almonds, shredded coconut or whatever your heart desires. For added indulgence, lightly drizzle dark chocolate over the top.

    Watermelon Cake


  3. Gather and graze: Fill this dessert board with chocolates, nuts, berries and watermelon. It’s completely customizable to what you have in your kitchen and is sure to satisfy everyone’s cravings.

    Watermelon Dessert Board


  4. Devilish delights: Craving something extra indulgent? Whip out the blender for Unicorn Milkshake! Fill it to the brim with candy and toppings and enjoy being a little extra!

    Unicorn Milkshake


It’s the holidays, treat yourself! What are your favorite classic holiday sweets that use watermelon? Tell us in the comments below.

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