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Watermelon Race Car

 Watermelon Race Car
I made this cute melon bowl treat for my son's 3rd birthday. Our theme was the movie, Cars. —Camile Hixon Galena, Ohio
14 ServingsPrep: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white candy coating
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 2 Oreo cookies
  • 2 mini Oreo cookies
  • 1 large watermelon
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 4 lime slices
  • 1 medium cantaloupe, cut into balls or cubes
  • 1 medium honeydew, cut into balls or cubes

Directions

  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat candy coating and shortening,
  • uncovered, at 30% power for 3-4 minutes or until melted, stirring
  • every 30 seconds. For eyes, coat the large cookies with candy
  • coating; place a miniature cookie in the center of each for pupil.
  • Place on waxed paper to harden.
  • With a sharp knife, cut a thin slice from bottom of watermelon so it
  • sits flat. Beginning above center at one end of melon, lightly score
  • a horizontal cutting line (leaving a fourth of the opposite end
  • unmarked). Repeat on other side of melon.
  • With a long sharp knife, make a vertical cut from top of melon to end
  • of cutting marks. Cut along the cutting mark, making sure to cut all
  • the way through. Gently pull off cut section; cut a thin slice for a
  • spoiler. Trim spoiler piece to fit smoothly against the end of the

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Watermelon Race Car (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • melon; attach with three toothpicks.
  • Remove fruit from the cut section and from inside the melon; cut into
  • balls or cubes and set aside.
  • Using a sharp razor blade, carefully carve a smile in the front of
  • the watermelon; carve a number in the side and add other designs if
  • desired. For wheels, attach lemon and lime slices to each side of
  • melon with toothpicks. Attach cookie eyes with toothpicks.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cantaloupe, honeydew and reserved
  • watermelon. Spoon into car. Yield: 14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 177 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.