Recipe by willi
"This is a confection shaped like a strawberry."
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1 (14 ounce) can
sweetened condensed milk
1 (6 ounce) package
strawberry flavored Jell-O®
1 (3 ounce) package
strawberry flavored Jell-O®
I remember making these too as a kid. Since they are a favorite, I doubled it so I used 2 big boxes of Jello with the 2 cans of condensed milk. Then I just threw in the whole bag of coconut - came to a bit less then 5 cups. I used less finely shopped nuts (pecans) - about 1 cup total. I chilled overnight then rolled up the strawberries, but made them much smaller then this recipe yield states - my double recipe came to exactly 100. I used a size 100 cookie scope for consistancy and ease - just the right size. I think the smaller size is better since they are so sweet. I just rolled them in red sugar mixed with a 1/4 of regular sugar for sparkle. On the tops, my mom had the plastic strawberry tops so I picked some up as well from the Sweet Celebrations store locally. They were only 3 bucks or so for the whole 100 of them. I left the formed fruit out for several hours to "harden" up a bit - easier to handle and eat. To share, I put 3 or 4 in a paper muffin cup and centered it on a red saran wrap square and wrapped up and tied loosely. They do not require refrigeration, though if you are going to keep for some time, they freeze nicely. Thanks so much for publishing this recipe.
I tried to enjoy these but they were not my taste I guess
I remember my mom making these when I was a kid. It took restraint not to eat all of the candy dough before you made all of the candy! The only thing I differed was taking slivered almonds and a little green food coloring and shake together in a baggie then let them dry. We would poke them at the top of the strawberries for the stems.
THANK YOU!! I have been looking for this recipe for many years. I remember having these at weddings when I was a kid. No one remembered the recipe. I am so happy!
These strawberries are really cute! Make sure the "dough" is hard enough or it will melt and not look like a strawberry. I also put chocolate sprinkles on the top to look like seeds.
These are really good. I would recommend making them a little smaller because they are really sweet. I also tried rolling them in coconut (I used pink to maintain the strawberry look), and I liked them more that way.
Really good and super easy to make!
We have been making these for years and everyone loves them! They look so pretty on a cookie or candy tray. They ARE sweet, but if you can find it, you can sub unsweetened coconut for the regular and that helps a lot. Also, sometimes I roll them into red colored sanding sugar instead of the gelatin and they have more of a shimmer-y look to them-very pretty!
Just like the ones I used to make with my mom as a kid. I never could find her recipe, and I am so thankful it was on here! I don't do the stems, only one year, but I didn't need them on there, just like the ones I had as a kid without them..Thank you! And so easy!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Strawberry Fruit Balls
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 57
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