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Candy Strawberries Recipe

Candy Strawberries

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Combine gelatin, pecans, and coconut. Stir in milk and vanilla; mix well. Chill one hour.
  2. Shape into strawberries. Roll in red sugar; tint sliced almonds with green food coloring and insert in top of "berries" to form leaves.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 22, 2003

Thank you so much for posting this recipe. When I was a child, my neighbor use to always make these around the holidays. I've wanted the recipes for years, but never knew how to find it. These are the most wonderful, sweetest little treats around. What a great texture!!! Thank you again!!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 10, 2003

These candy strawberries tasted terrible. They were a mouthful of sugar. They looked pretty and that's about it.


36 Ratings

Dec 16, 2007

GORGEOUS! If you are even curious about these, then you MUST make them. They are so adorable and delicious. I made these along with several other candies for a small Christmas get together and these were such a hit. People thought they were real strawberries rolled in sugar! They were real converstation pieces as I was repeatedly asked how I made them. I told the story of how this was an old recipe I someone posted to AllRecipes and so many people thanked the poster that I had to try it. I am going to make them again next week before my parents and grandma come down to see us. These are the greatest thing, because they seem to be rarely made and unexpected-- older people remember them from their childhood and little kids are pretty excited about them, too. All around good stuff. I followed the recipe word for word and it made gorgeous, gemlike little strawberries. While you may not need all the things in the original recipe, I highly, highly recommend it. The ground walnuts/pecans add such an unusual texture. I put chopped nuts in the food processor and ran the blade on them until they were about the same as ground coffee and that seemed perfect. The green dyed almond slivers are just great for stems. All I did was put a handful of almond slivers in a little bowl and stirred in a few drops of green food coloring until they were coated. Just a great recipe. This is my new Christmas tradition!

Oct 04, 2005

We made hundreds of these for my wedding reception (a tradition in my husband's family). Everyone loves them. You can also use orange gelatin and shape them into oranges.

Jun 22, 2003

Thank you for posting this recipe. I love this one. It makes a great accent to any cookie tray and they taste great too! You can modify this by leaving out the ground pecans and almonds. Use green prepared icing from a pastry tube as the strawberry's hulls (leaves).

Jan 14, 2008

I love this recipe my grandmother had it in one of her old Utility Company cookbooks, we made them every year together. They always look so pretty!! Update! This year I used different flavored gelatins and just shaped them into small balls. They turned out fabulous!

Jul 06, 2008

My Great Aunt Bert always made these so I have continued the tradition every Christmas. I shape mine into strawberry shapes, roll the bottom in red sugar and then dip the top in green. Very festive and the taste is out of this world. So much better than almond paste. Just make sure to grind your pecans very well almost make a pecan meal. HAPPY EATING.

Dec 06, 2002

They look like real strawberries! Tasty flavor make these a great addition to any event!!!


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  • Calories
  • 111 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.1 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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