Christmas Strawberries Recipe -

Christmas Strawberries

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"These strawberries are made from strawberry flavored gelatin, coconut and colored sugar crystals."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Blend together the gelatin and condensed milk. Add coconut and vanilla; mix well and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Roll into small balls and shape into strawberries; roll in red sugar crystals.
  3. Dip fat end into green sugar crystals. Place an almond sliver into the fat end for a stem. To prevent hardening, store in an air tight container until ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 14, 2006

My cousin used to fight over these every Xmas!!!! I use lowfat condensed milk (hey, any little bit helps) and found the vanilla wasn't necessary. Also, there are several websites that sell the green plastic stems my aunt used to use instead of the slivered almonds. Just search for strawberry stems or leaves for marzipan on any search engine. They are cheap too-- like 50 for $2-3.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2006

Maybe I did something wrong, but mine turned out like sticky little lumps of red stuff. They were yucky sweet with a wierd texture. I was disappointed, we even tried refridgerating them longer. don't know what went wrong, but thanks anyway.


21 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

Someone used to bring these to Christmas gatherings at my church when I was growing up. I always loved them and looked forward to them every year. After I moved away after high school I searched everywhere for the recipe, bugging family members relentlessly. Nobody could help me. Then I found it on your website after hours of searching. I am overjoyed!!

Dec 08, 2006

Honey, you are a workin' this recipe! I loved it so much! Yum, Yum, Yum!

Aug 29, 2002

A great item to add color to any Christmas tray, we do a little green piping for the Stem, a family favorite for 18 years.,

Dec 07, 2011

For those liking it less sweet I use 1 pkg cream cheese mixed with condensed milk the texture is easy to work with stays wonderful but you must keep them refrigerated till serving. I have tried it with orange jello to make little oranges. YUMMMM I also make a mixture of jello and sugar to roll them in afterwards. It gives them a wonderful flavor. These can be truly a wonderful cookie.and always asked for at cookie exchanges . Thanks for the recipe have modified and used it for 3 years now

Dec 28, 2006

The strawberries came out very pretty. I used them to circle my chocolate candy platter on Christmas. Taste-wise, I wasn't very fond of them.

Aug 20, 2003

Tried this one last night--neither the taste nor the texture were very appealing. I agree with the cruchberry review. People with a sweeter tooth than I may enjoy this, though.


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  • Calories
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 191 mg
  • 8%

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

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