Perfect addition for cookie trays for parties!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine gelatin, pecans, and coconut. Stir in milk and vanilla; mix well. Chill one hour.

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  • Shape into strawberries. Roll in red sugar; tint sliced almonds with green food coloring and insert in top of "berries" to form leaves.

Nutrition Facts

110.6 calories; 2 g protein; 16.1 g carbohydrates; 3.3 mg cholesterol; 49.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
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!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2003
These candy strawberries tasted terrible. They were a mouthful of sugar. They looked pretty and that's about it. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2003
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!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2003
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). Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2003
These candy strawberries tasted terrible. They were a mouthful of sugar. They looked pretty and that's about it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2011
I love this recipe. I have been making it for years. I found it in an old candy cookbook. They are definitely sweet but it's candy what do you expect. And make sure you use sweetened condensed milk not evaporated because yes there is a difference. Just a suggestion in my recipe it says to use ground coconut too. I just put both the pecans and coconut together in the food processor and grind them both. This makes the berries form a little easier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2002
They look like real strawberries! Tasty flavor make these a great addition to any event!!! Read More
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