Watermelon Dream Squares
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These dessert bars are made with summer's juiciest fruit! Our Watermelon Dream Squares are a real dream come true. From the buttery crust to the fresh-tasting layer of watermelon cream, there's nothing you won't love about this potluck-perfect dessert.
What You'll Need
- 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
- 5 cups watermelon juice, divided
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 (1-ounce) package unflavored gelatin
What to Do
- In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar, and the butter; mix well. Press crumb mixture evenly into a 9- x 13-inch baking dish and refrigerate.
- In a large bowl, combine 3 cups watermelon juice, the lemon juice, milk, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and lemon zest; mix well until sugar dissolves, then set aside.
- Place remaining 2 cups watermelon juice in a medium microwave-safe bowl and sprinkle gelatin over juice. Let sit 2 minutes, or until gelatin is absorbed. Microwave 1-1/2 minutes, or until liquid is smooth after stirring. Stir gelatin mixture into watermelon mixture. Slowly pour over prepared crust.
- Place in freezer 1-1/2 hours, or until mixture is set. Remove from freezer and place in refrigerator 4 hours, or until firm. Cut into squares. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
- When ready to serve, garnish each bar with a dollop of whipped cream and a mint leaf.
- For more info and great recipe ideas using watermelon, check out www.watermelon.org.
Nutritional InformationShow More
Servings Per Recipe: 20
- Calories 162
- Calories from Fat 72
- Total Fat 8.0g 12 %
- Saturated Fat 4.4g 22 %
- Trans Fat 0.3g 0 %
- Protein 2.7g 5 %
- Cholesterol 19mg 6 %
- Sodium 117mg 5 %
- Total Carbohydrates 22g 7 %
- Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2 %
- Sugars 15g 0 %
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