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Homemade Roasted Peach and Oatmeal Cookie No Churn Ice Cream

Nothing like starting the week off with a little ice cream, amiright? And this one in particular – roasted peach and oatmeal cookie no churn ice cream, packed with chewy homemade cookie chunks – OMG. Besides, we only have about five weeks left of summer, so why not enjoy every last second of it. With homemade ice cream.

Psst .. love ice cream? You do not want to miss our confetti cookie cup ice cream sundaes and double chocolate peanut butter ice cream sandwiches (made with homemade salted chocolate and peanut butter swirl ice cream and chocolate sugar cookies.)

But back to today’s summer-perfect roasted peaches and oatmeal cookie no churn ice cream …

Homemade Roasted Peach and Oatmeal Cookie No Churn Ice Cream by NC foodie blogger Glitter, Inc

Our awesome food contributor, Hope, perfected this homemade no churn ice cream crammed with roasted peaches and oatmeal cookies, and the result is so, so good.

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From Hope:

The combination of flavors in this roasted peach and oatmeal cookie no churn ice cream is amazing! The sweet roasted peaches and chewy oatmeal cookies suspended in a smooth and easy no churn ice cream base are perfectly delicious. Each bite is a little different, but each spoonful brings a bit of nostalgia for those warm, slow summer nights on the front porch.

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Peach and Oatmeal Cookie Crumble No Churn Ice Cream

INGREDIENTS

5 smallish or 4 medium to large peaches, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon bourbon
2 cups cold heavy cream
Oatmeal cookie chunks (recipe below)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the peach slices out in a single layer and sprinkle with the brown sugar and salt. Roast until golden and caramely, flipping once or twice during roast time, about 30 to 35 minutes.

Line a loaf pan or ice cream freezer container with parchment paper.

In a bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and bourbon until combined.

Place the cold cream in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the mixture – constantly folding over and over until everything is combined. This will take a few minutes! Fold in the sugar roasted peaches, reserving a few for the top of the ice cream.

Gently stir in most the cookie crumbs. Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf pan and freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

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Oatmeal Cookies

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup of quick cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Stir together the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until combined in a medium sized bowl. In a large bowl, cream the butter until smooth with an electric mixer. Add the sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs, beating well to combine thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients slowly and mix just until combined.

Pat out the dough into the bottom of an 8.5″ x 4.5″ loaf pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the dough at the center of the pan looks nearly done. Allow the cookies to cool at room temperature or in a fridge. Cut into small cubes, or break it into small pieces, just before using.

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My Busy Mom Breakfast Hack

This post has been sponsored by Duncan Hines. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who help to make Glitter, Inc. possible!

Like most busy moms, my mornings are a blur of activity – from getting my little one up, dressed and ready, packing up her things and anything I’ll need for the day, and getting us out the door – the morning struggle is real.

Truth is, it’s hard to remember to treat myself to a good breakfast. Though I do work from home most days, with the exception of photo shoot days and morning meetings, after the morning race to Scarlett’s school, I find myself back at my desk or on the sofa, looking up at the clock sometimes to find that it’s nearly noon and I haven’t eaten a thing. Breakfast matters. We all know that by now. And for a pregnant working mom, skipping breakfast is just plain silly.

So I’ve come up with a busy mom breakfast hack … (because we all need a helpful life hack here and there!)

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A quick and easy warm muffin – that’s freshly made and warm in about one minute – with a cup of coffee; that’s basically mom bliss; a.k.a., the perfect thing for moms who deserve a bit of goodness in the morning.

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Which is why I’m way too excited about these new Duncan Hines® Perfect Size for 1® cakes and muffins. We all know I love to bake (Exhibit A), and really, there’s nothing like warm, fresh-baked goods. But baking takes time and often results in a whole lot of leftovers I’m begging neighbors and my hubby’s coworkers to take. (Seriously, I am a leftover photo shoot dessert pusher. Hang out with me too much and I’ll be pushing carbs at you like there’s no tomorrow.)

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Back to those cakes and muffins … the Perfect Size for 1 cakes and muffins are just one serving per pouch and allow you to enjoy your favorite sweet any time of day. They’re so convenient because you can have a warm cake ready in about in a minute; How PERFECT Is That?! They come in a huge variety of baked good types and flavors that work for breakfast, an after-school/midday snack, or late night dessert.

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I topped my warm morning Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1 Blueberry Muffin with a bit of sweetened cream cheese (just sprinkle a little powdered sugar into an ounce or two of cream cheese and stir), and some cut up fresh strawberries. Instant personalized treat! I’m partial to the muffins because, again, always forgetting to eat breakfast, and both the blueberry muffin and chocolate chip muffin are made from real ingredients, and have no artificial preservatives, no artificial flavors and 18g of whole grain per serving.

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Right now, the Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1 Chocolate Chip Muffin is my favorite, though I can’t wait to try that double chocolate brownie. You can snag your own Perfect Size for 1 products at your local Kroger in the baking aisle. Our Kroger is right down the street from our house, and that brownie is sounding yummier and yummier by the second. #pregnantthoughts

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Any favorite quick and easy, busy mom breakfast hacks? Have you tried the Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1 cakes and muffins?

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Photos by Annie Watts Photography


Lexi

How to Make Apple Crisp in a Slow Cooker

Say hello to your new year-round, no-fuss dessert hack: apple crisp, made in a crock-pot or slow cooker. Yes, it can be done! I mean, really, is there anything a crock-pot can’t do? I’ve only recently come around to its wonders, but I’m must say, I’m impressed, and less stressed.

Dinner makes sense in a slow cooker. (Both this 3-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Thai Coconut Curry Chicken and Hearty Chicken Vegetable and Quinoa Soup have become slow cooker staples in our kitchen, since this mama got her proverbial slow cooker feet wet. By the way, this Instant Pot basically does it all – slow cooker, rice cooker, pressure cooker – and you’ll love it.)

We’ve all heard so many of the easy slow cooker dinner recipes; but dessert? It totally works! And this one in particular – slow cooker apple crisp – it’s one of my favorite slow cooker discoveries to date. That’s a cooking (and baking) win.

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Now I know apple recipes are typically reserved for the fall – but truth is – we eat them year-round – and I also happen to be a dessert fiend; so in summer, when the temperatures just keep on rising, I’m always on the hunt for no-fuss sweets that don’t require a whole lot of legwork.

Making anything in a slow cooker is great (I mean, really really great!) because it’s kind of a dump-and-wait recipe. Seriously, you just throw all of your ingredients into the crock-pot, and a few hours later, you have a home-cooked meal, orrrr, in this case, a homemade, warm, gooey dessert … just begging to be topped with cold vanilla ice cream, I might add.

And, added bonus: a slow cooker won’t heat up your kitchen on hot summer days the way turning on your oven would.

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Now back to this dessert I keep raving about: this slow cooker apple crisp is cooked entirely in a crock-pot. Yep, it’s awesome. The oh so easy dessert is packed with juicy apples, warm brown sugar, and a buttery crumbly oat crisp topping.

While the apple crisp cooks low and slow in the slow cooker, the apples get soft and juicy, and they combine with the sugar and spices to create a perfect caramel-y sauce. The oatmeal topping crisps up, and has that crumbly, buttery texture you know and love. Slow cookers really are magic, aren’t they?

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But I digress. Here’s how to make the most amazing, and simple, slow cooker apple crisp …

How to Make Homemade Apple Crisp in a Slow Cooker

This simple-as-could-be slow cooker apple crisp is packed with juicy apples, warm brown sugar, and a buttery crumbly oat crisp topping.

Top with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, because you know you wanna. 

Ingredients

For the apple filling:

  • 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ¼-inch thick slices
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (optional; I skipped it, mostly because I don't like my desserts too sweet)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the oatmeal crisp topping:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup white whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes 

Serve with vanilla ice cream on top for the ultimate dessert! (optional)

Instructions

To make the apple filling:

  • Place sliced apples in the slow cooker. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir. (Be sure to use a non-metal spoon so as not to scratch your slow cooker bowl.) Allow the apple filling to sit while you put together the oatmeal crisp topping.

To make the oatmeal crisp topping:

  • Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Stir until well combined.
  • Add in the butter, and using your fingertips, work the butter into the oat mixture until the mixture starts to clump together.Stir the apple mixture in your slow cooker once more and then spread the apples out into a somewhat even layer. Sprinkle the oatmeal crisp topping over the top.

To cook the apple crisp:

  • Replace the lid. Cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 3-3½ hours, until apples are soft. Turn off heat and let stand for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour before serving (keeping the lid on).

Serve in bowls with heaping scoops of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Hello, easy dessert!

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Recipe adapted via Kristine’s Kitchen

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Serve this up warm out of the slow cooker, or re-heat portions throughout the week, by microwaving a bowl at a time.

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Apple crisp is a great dessert, but feel free to scoop up a bowl for breakfast. I won’t tell! It has fresh apples and oats, after all.

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This easy slow cooker apple crisp will quickly become a favorite in your house!

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If you make your own apple crisp in a slow cooker, be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi) so I can live vicariously through all of your yummy no-fuss desserts!

You can find our favorite slow cooker here.

And tell me – how about you? Have you hopped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet? What other slow cooker meals and desserts do you love? Send me your suggestions!

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Classic Graham Cracker Toffee Bark (a.k.a., Graham Cracker Crack)

If you haven’t ever tried graham cracker toffee bark, I’d like to formally introduce you to everyone’s favorite graham cracker “crack.” Often created using saltines, I’m from the school of thought that subbing out the saltine crackers for graham crackers makes the whole sweet treat over-the-top. The thicker, denser, graham crackers soak up all of that homemade toffee caramel goodness, and the melted chocolate crust is the perfect pairing. I can’t decide which variation I’m more obsessed with: topped with a hardened semi-sweet chocolate shell or milk chocolate shell. My hubby on the other hand, he’s ALL about that white chocolate.

You may remember earlier this year I shared a super sweet, pretty in pink marbled graham cracker toffee bark version of this dessert – that one was created using white chocolate and it is rich, but I wanted to go with the classic, especially because this classic graham cracker toffee bark (covered in sprinkles, of course), works so well for summer.

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I’m actually planning to make a big ol’ batch for Scarlett’s upcoming birthday party. It’s always a crowd-pleaser.

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So without further ado, the easy steps to make your own classic graham cracker toffee bark …

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Classic Graham Cracker Toffee Bark (a.k.a., Graham Cracker Crack)

Prep

Cook

Total

You'll fall instantly in love with this nostalgic sweet treat. The dense graham crackers soak up all of that homemade toffee caramel goodness, and the rich chocolate topping is just the icing on the snack!

Ingredients

  • about 10 full-size honey graham crackers, or enough to cover pan
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • sprinkles (or toffee bits) - optional 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9x13-inch pan with a non-stick silicone baking mat*, parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. (*The baking mat you see in the pictures is a Silpat, and it's my absolute favorite for baking.)
  2. Place graham crackers in pan in a single, flat layer so pan is completely covered with them. You will have to break some crackers to fill in the smaller spaces at the edges. It's ok if there are slight gaps; it doesn't have to be perfect. Set aside.
  3. In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan with high sides, add the butter, brown sugar, salt, and heat over medium-high heat to melt. Stir constantly until butter has melted.
  4. After butter has melted, allow mixture to boil for about 4 1/2 to 5 minutes at a medium-fast boil (lots of bubbles). Stir constantly to prevent burning. As you approach the 4 minute mark, mixture should seem thickened with the consistency of medium-thick caramel sauce. Don't overcook.
  5. Evenly pour mixture over graham crackers.
  6. Bake for about 7 minutes, or until there's bubbling around the edges.
  7. While baking, melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, removing from microwave and stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  8. Remove pan from oven at the 7-minute mark. Pour melted chocolate evenly over the caramel-covered grahams. If needed, use a spatula to smooth it into an even, smooth layer of melted chocolate. Top with sprinkles or toffee bits.
  9. Allow to cool for about 3 to 4 hours, or until chocolate has set and dessert is sliceable. Cut into squares once chocolate has completely hardened. Note: you can refrigerate this to speed up the cooling/firming process, but it will create a bit of condensation on the chocolate. This is merely a cosmetic issue, but obviously, you can avoid this by just allowing it to dry completely on your countertop. Your toffee bark will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 2 weeks, in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipe adapted via Averie Cooks

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I mean, how good does that caramel-soaked graham cracker layer look? It’s buttery, dense, sweet, but not too sweet; perfection in my book.

Plus, sprinkles make everything better.

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If you find yourself baking up a batch of classic graham cracker toffee bark (a.k.a., graham cracker crack), be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi) so I can live vicariously through all of your fun parties and desserts!

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Peaches and Cream Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve been on a bit of a summer dessert spree. I can’t resist. The fresh summer fruit, coupled with the fact that I’m nearly seven months pregnant, is making it pretty hard to ignore that sweet tooth. And peaches are one of my absolute favorite summer fruits to bake with. (If you haven’t tried this perfect peach cake, you’re seriously missing out.) Fresh, peaches are delicious, but baked down, they’re bursting with sweet and tangy, caramel-y goodness, and I want to eat them all.

Hubby and I have been obsessed with these peaches and cream muffins from the lodge where we got married in Maine for YEARS now. And since it’s peak peach season, I decided to do a bit of experimenting in the kitchen. Migis Lodge, where our favorite peaches and cream muffins originated from, keeps their secret recipe pretty tight to the chest, so I had to play around a bit to come up with our own version. After a few attempts, and combining recipes and flavors, I give you: our very own peaches and cream muffins with a cream cheese frosting.

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These heavenly muffins are packed full of peach and vanilla; not too sweet, with the perfect doughy-meets-spongy bounce, and just the right amount of fluffy goodness. The decadent cream cheese frosting will have you singing at the perfect pairing.

Peaches and cream (cheese) were meant to be.

I love the sweet bursts of peach in each bite. The peaches are slightly mashed to release some of their natural juice, but there are still plenty of peach chunks in the muffins to remind you that these are most definitely peaches ‘n cream muffins.

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Peaches and Cream Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield 1 Dozen Muffins

These incredible peaches and cream muffins are packed full of peach and vanilla; they're subtly sweet, and strike that perfect balance with a decadent cream cheese frosting slathered on the top.

Ingredients

Muffins:

  • Baking Spray or Coconut Oil Spray
  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar + 1 tbsp sugar for the peaches
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup room temperature buttermilk or sour cream
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh diced and peeled peaches, lightly mashed with a fork (frozen and thawed work too!)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter

Frosting:

  • 6 ounces of cream cheese
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven with a rack in the middle to 375 degrees F.
  2. Lightly spray or grease the top of the muffin pan so that the muffin tops don't stick. Place muffin liners into the cavities of the pan.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, mix the buttermilk or sour cream, egg, and vanilla. Add it to the dry ingredients.
  5. Using a fork, gently smash the diced peaches and then toss with tablespoon of granulated sugar, cinnamon, and pinch of nutmeg. Add the smashed peaches and melted butter to the dry ingredients, and stir until the dry ingredients are just incorporated.
  6. Portion the batter among the muffin cups. The batter will fill the entire muffin cup. Bake the muffins until a toothpick comes out clean, about 18 to 20 minutes.
  7. Cool the muffins in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pan, and continue to cool on a wire rack. Top with cream cheese frosting and serve.

These muffins can be kept in an airtight container for up to two days.

For the frosting: melt cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl (about 40 seconds). Stir in powdered sugar; keep mixing until your frosting is smooth.

Peach Muffin Recipe adapted via Karen’s Kitchen Stories

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By the way, even if you find yourself craving peaches in the middle of fall, winter, or spring, frozen peaches (thawed), actually work really well in this recipe as well!

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If you make your own peaches and cream muffins, be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi). I love to see your creations!

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Salted Dark Chocolate Watermelon Slices

As a sometimes/wannabe food blogger, there are times recipes are so simple, you wonder whether they even count as a recipe. But then, you post a snap of the result of said recipe to Instagram – specifically, salted dark chocolate watermelon slices – and get a flood of comments and messages asking for the recipe, and you realize, even the simplest of recipes, when AWESOME, deserve to be shared.

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I was hesitant about dipping my beloved watermelon slices into chocolate, but between the sweet, crisp bit of the watermelon, the rich dark chocolate, and those salty flakes, it’s pretty darn ridiculous. And messy. And all that is good about summer. These watermelon slices are also so pretty and perfect to serve at a party or backyard barbecue; a.k.a., ideal for summer celebrating.

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Salted Dark Chocolate Watermelon Slices

INGREDIENTS

about half of one small-to-medium watermelon
1 bag of dark chocolate chips*
sea salt flakes

DIRECTIONS

Cut your watermelon slices. The trick is to slice right through the watermelon to make “plates,” and then quarter those into large slices.

Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe container in the microwave. I typically heat my chocolate about 20 – 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time, until chocolate is melted and smooth.

Once the chocolate is fully melted, dip individual watermelon slices (roughly about the bottom 2/3 of the slice) into the chocolate, until the entire 2/3 is coated in chocolate. (You can gently use a spoon to spread around the melted chocolate to coat the slice of watermelon.)

Rest coated watermelon on parchment paper and sprinkle the watermelon slices with sea salt flakes. Allow to set/cool completely; the best way to do this is to refrigerate the watermelon slices to harden the chocolate for at least 15-30 minutes before serving.

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*I used Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips (by Enjoy Life) so that Scarlett could enjoy these too. (She’s allergic to milk protein, so we’re always experimenting with vegan and dairy-free recipes.) The Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips are easily our favorite; they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free, and totally delicious. They also bake and melt incredibly well. Even Target carries them!

Salted Dark Chocolate Watermelon Slices by lifestyle blogger Lexi of Glitter, Inc. Click through for the perfect summer recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

Seriously, so much fun.

Salted Dark Chocolate Watermelon Slices by lifestyle blogger Lexi of Glitter, Inc. Click through for the perfect summer recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc Salted Dark Chocolate Watermelon Slices by lifestyle blogger Lexi of Glitter, Inc. Click through for the perfect summer recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc Salted Dark Chocolate Watermelon Slices by lifestyle blogger Lexi of Glitter, Inc. Click through for the perfect summer recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc Salted Dark Chocolate Watermelon Slices by lifestyle blogger Lexi of Glitter, Inc. Click through for the perfect summer recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

I mean, just look at those salt flakes? It’s amazing how such a simple combination – dark chocolate and salt – result in such a decadent treat.

Salted Dark Chocolate Watermelon Slices by lifestyle blogger Lexi of Glitter, Inc. Click through for the perfect summer recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

Have you ever tried salted dark chocolate watermelon slices? Would you try this at your next summer party?

Salted Dark Chocolate Watermelon Slices by lifestyle blogger Lexi of Glitter, Inc. Click through for the perfect summer recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc Salted Dark Chocolate Watermelon Slices by lifestyle blogger Lexi of Glitter, Inc. Click through for the perfect summer recipe. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

If you make your own salted dark chocolate watermelon slices, be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi). I love to see your creations!

Photo by Annie Watts Photography for Glitter, Inc.

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