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Have an indoor fruit BBQ for the kids | National Dish Fun Recipe

It's a fruit frenzy when you make a fruit BBQ for the kids
It’s a fruit frenzy when you make a fruit BBQ for the kids – they love it. All pictures copyright of nationaldish.co.uk

It’s getting cold, although you could be reading this when it’s warm, doesn’t matter, this recipe is well fun. The kids and their buddies will love you for this, plus it will get them eating more fruit. It’s really easy. By the way, you need to slice a watermelon so make sure you have a sharp knife – believe it or not, that’s dangerous – so don’t let the kids have it!

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Have an indoor BBQ for the kids and get them to eat fruit at the same time | National Dish Fun Recipe
I have listed the fruit that I used, but you have probably worked it out by now, it can be anything that you can skewer...and the kids like. But, it's also an opportunity to try something new on them - they'll be distracted by having fun fun fun.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British, English, Global
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 0 Minutes
Servings
Kids
Ingredients
  • 1 whole watermelon the top will be sliced off and then ball out the flesh
  • 1 orange cut it in half
  • 1 punnet blackberries
  • 1 punnet raspberries
  • 1 punnet strawberries
  • 1 punnet pineapple
  • 1 mango slice off the flash and cut in cubes
  • 1 banana cut this up into small chunks
  • 100 grams chocolate this will be melted for some dipping action (dark is best 70%)
  • 30 wooden skewers do these count as an ingredient? Not sure, you'll need em though.
  • 3 kiwi peel it or ball out with a spoon and...cut into chunks
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British, English, Global
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 0 Minutes
Servings
Kids
Ingredients
  • 1 whole watermelon the top will be sliced off and then ball out the flesh
  • 1 orange cut it in half
  • 1 punnet blackberries
  • 1 punnet raspberries
  • 1 punnet strawberries
  • 1 punnet pineapple
  • 1 mango slice off the flash and cut in cubes
  • 1 banana cut this up into small chunks
  • 100 grams chocolate this will be melted for some dipping action (dark is best 70%)
  • 30 wooden skewers do these count as an ingredient? Not sure, you'll need em though.
  • 3 kiwi peel it or ball out with a spoon and...cut into chunks
Instructions
  1. Grab your melon with a tea towel and with a sharp knife slice off the top - enough that there is plenty of red flesh exposed, but not too far down.
  2. Hollow out the entire Watermelon, try not to mulch the flesh, turn as much of it as possible into chunks for them to eat. Once you're happy, just scrape out with a spoon, doesn't have to spotless, see the pics. This is your BBQ.
    Fruit BBQ from a watermelon with charcoal from blackberries
  3. Take half of the orange and skewer on as a handle. Throw the blackberries into the hollowed watermelon - this is the charcoal.
    Cut the top off a watermelon to make a lid for a fruit BBQ
  4. Get your skewers to make the grill - get some scissors and cut them to size. There will be little hands flying all over the place so make sure none of the skewers protrudes from the melon.
    Indoor watermelon BBQ will get your kids stuffing their face with fruit
  5. Using a Bain Marie (saucepan on the heat with some water in the bottom and a glass heatproof bowl balancing atop it) slowly melt the chocolate. This will need to remain runny, I was fortunate to have a tealight heated fondant thingy.
  6. Make a couple of fruit kebabs with a selection and place on the grill - so the kids get the gist. Make the other fruit available and some skewers, give them a quick safety briefing and then release them. Vultures!
    It's a fruit frenzy when you make a fruit BBQ for the kids
  7. Ruddy bloody fun and really healthy - two birds one stone!


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