Salted Chocolate Covered Watermelon

Salted Chocolate Covered Watermelon
Serves 12

During summer, the thought of dessert can be suspiciously unappealing after a large meal. Substitute the frozen favorite, ice cream, for these sweet-and- salty chocolate dipped watermelon wedges. Kids and adults alike will come running.

12 watermelon wedges, cut into wedges about 1” thick
1 12 oz. bag dark chocolate chips
Maldon sea salt

Pat dry each piece of watermelon using a paper towel and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. 

Slip watermelon into the refrigerator and chill slightly. 

Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl situated over a pot of water to create a double boiler. 

Melt chocolate. Alternatively this can be done in a microwave proof bowl, cooking in 30-second intervals, stirring between each round until chocolate is melted. 

Take each watermelon slice and dip or spoon chocolate over and place back on the parchment, allowing the chocolate to harden slightly before sprinkling with desired amount of salt.

Serve right away or chill again for harder chocolate.