Make a mini watermelon BBQ with candy skewers

This watermelon BBQ takes a little time to assemble, but it's sure to WOW your guests both young and old.

Cut one-third off the top of a medium watermelon. Use a melon baller or spoon to scoop out all the melon from the top piece (the “lid”). Scoop out melon from half of the bottom piece (the “grill”). Insert small wooden skewers just under the rim of the grill, 1 in. apart, and push through the other side of the rind. Use wire cutters or scissors to snip any excess skewer poking out.

Flip the grill upside down and use the melon baller to scoop out four holes at the bottom, 3 in. apart. The holes should form the corners of a square. Cut 1 in. off one end of each of four mini cucumbers, at a 45-degree angle. Insert a small wooden skewer into each cucumber, from cut side to rounded end. Place the round end of cucumber into one of the holes on the bottom of the grill. Push skewer through until it feels sturdy. Snip off any excess skewer. Repeat with remaining cucumber “legs.” Flip grill over. Prop lid on side of grill and secure with skewers.

Create candy skewers by spraying small wooden skewers with oil and then threading different pieces of candy onto them. Place the skewers on the grill grates.

A version of this article appeared in our Summer 2015 issue with the headline, “How to make a fruity BBQ with candy skewers,” p. 26.

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