One of the things I remember doing outside on a summer evening when I was younger (think the 80's) was sitting on the porch with my brother and spitting watermelon seeds out on the ground as we savored the juicy red fruit to cool off and get our "dessert" before going to bed.
Back then I don't remember or really know why seedless watermelon wasn't available to me but if I had to guess, it was probably because it was too expensive for my mom to purchase.
Now as a grown up, I have a great job (hence the ability to purchase seedless watermelon,) Pinterest, an opportunity to try new recipes in the comfort of my own kitchen, and thanks to Instructables, the ability to share them with all of you.
It seems almost childish to say that watermelon has got to be my favorite fruit, but as I learned by preparing this recipe, I know why my mom would just cut it up into wedges and my brother and I would eat it straight - it takes a significant amount of time to juice a watermelon.
What I will say about this recipe is that it cooled me down from a hot summer's evening, and brought back the memories of when I was a child eating watermelon with my brother on the porch.
I got this recipe off of Pinterest and the total cost was probably about $8 for 12 to 18 squares. The total prep time was about 1-hour, but I was taking photos during that time. The gelatinous mixture can be placed in the freezer to set for about 2 to 2-1/2 hours or in the refrigerator for about 4 hours.
I've included a printable recipe card in the first step of this Instructable.
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*Note: Currently in my home we are trying to not utilize the oven. I used two 8 x 8 glass pans instead of 13 x 9 pan to fit in my Nuwave Tabletop Oven. The crust did not fit edge to edge in two pans perfectly, but it was close enough.