This is a confection shaped like a strawberry.

willi
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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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  • Mix all the ingredients except the 3 ounce box of gelatin. Cover mixture and place in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, roll mixture into strawberry shapes.

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  • Place the 3 ounce box of gelatin in a plate, and roll the shaped strawberries in the gelatin until coated. Place bits of mint leaves to create the stems; secure the stems with a piece of toothpick.

Nutrition Facts

150.6 calories; 3.2 g protein; 21.8 g carbohydrates; 5.6 mg cholesterol; 81.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/19/2010
I tried to enjoy these but they were not my taste I guess Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2007
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. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2007
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. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2008
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! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
LOVE these cookies! Strawberry tops found online at kitchenkrafts.com search "Strawberry Stems for Marzipan" Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/19/2010
I tried to enjoy these but they were not my taste I guess Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2010
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! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
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! Read More
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