Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
This strawberry shaped confection is a tasty and pretty addition to your Christmas trays.
- 1 (12 ounce) can condensed milk
- 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry gelatin
- 14 ounces fine coconut
- green icing
- Mix together, reserving 2 tablespoons of the strawberry jello powder.
- Chill the mixture.
- Shape into strawberries,roll in the reserved jello powder.
- With the green icing, make a"hull" at the tip of the strawberries.
- Chill until firm.
I have been making an almost exact same recipe for about 35 years, but have refined the technique (after picking up hints elsewhere) to include starting with flaked coconut in the food processor, and adding the sweetened condensed milk and jello through the feed tube while processing. This mixes everything effortlessly and uniformly and breaks down the coconut for easy shaping. Also, instead of using icing to make the stems, I put almond flakes or slivers in a jar, add green food colouring, and shake until the "stems" are uniformly green. These are less delicate to pack than the icing stems, and much easier to apply to the strawberries as soon as they are shaped.
If you have a sweet tooth, you will love these. They are too sweet for me, but they were a hit with my Mom. I make thses the same way as Sweet Baboo. When forming, I use disposable gloves- the gelatin can stain your fingers. When I was a poor college student, I made thses as Christmas presents. I packaged them in canning jars and they looked great.
These were very cute. It was very messy. I had trouble rolling them into strawberry shapes. I loved the idea of only four ingredients. They are also very very sweet. When we ate them we still tasted the granulated sugar from the gelatin.