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Sweet-and-Spicy Watermelon Cups

For dessert, watermelon takes on the classic Mexican pairing of chocolate and cinnamon, as well as zesty lime.

  • Yield: Makes 8

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2006


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 small seedless watermelon (about 4 pounds), cut into 2-by-1-inch pieces
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate bar, broken into 8 pieces
  • 1 lime, cut in 8 wedges
  • 8 cinnamon sticks


  1. Stir sugar, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and salt in a small dish; set aside.

  2. Divide watermelon among 8 glasses; Tuck a piece of chocolate, a lime wedge, and a cinnamon stick into each glass. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve, up to 4 hours. To serve, sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon sugar mixture. Serve with remaining sugar mixture on side.

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