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Coconut Strawberries

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Coconut Strawberries
MAKES
5 dozen
PREP
15 Min
CHILL TIME
1 Hr

Our Coconut Strawberries are a great garnish for plates of finger sandwiches, or even for fancying up our cookie and other dessert trays!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (14-ounce) package shredded coconut
  • 2 (4-serving-size) packages strawberry-flavored gelatin, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 1/8 teaspoon green food color
What To Do:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, coconut, 1 package gelatin mix, the sugar, and vanilla; mix well. Pour second package of gelatin into a shallow dish. Form coconut mixture into 1-inch balls and roll in gelatin until completely coated; set aside.
     
  2. In a small bowl, combine slivered almonds and food color until almonds turn green. Holding each coconut ball with the tips of your fingers, press a green almond in the top of each ball, forming a strawberry stem.
     
  3. Use your fingers to form each ball into the shape of a strawberry. Place on a baking sheet and allow to dry at least 1 hour. Serve, or cover until ready to serve.


     
Notes

For a great gift idea, save plastic strawberry containers from your strawberries. Fill the containers with these, cover with plastic wrap (maybe even the pretty colored ones), and tie each package with a pretty ribbon.

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This brings back memories of my time in the Brownies, we made them for our moms. That was 55 years ago. It's funny how we remember the little things.

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