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Coconut Strawberries

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Updated May 17, 2018
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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These are almost too cute to eat. These will be adorable as an addition to the buffet table for this coming summer cook out that I am planning to host. It will go right along with the red, white and blue theme and will make quite a few at a low budget cost that I can appreciate.

These coconut strawberries look so yummy. It does not say but I guess that the leaves are mint leaves which really are a great addition. The almonds are a genius idea. Placing a few chocolate slivers on the strawberries will give the appearance of seeds if you really want to kick it up another notch.

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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