Fantasy Strawberries Recipe
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Fantasy Strawberries Recipe

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Ever wish strawberries could always be in season? My homemade variety is ripe and ready for "picking" year-round. These sweet confections are real conversation starters. Plus, they tell my guests how special they are to me!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red and green colored sugar
  • Slivered almonds
  • Green liquid food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 87 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the gelatin powder and milk until smooth. Add pecans, coconut and vanilla; mix just until combined. Shape into strawberries.
  2. Roll sides of strawberries in red sugar and dip tops into green sugar. Tint almonds with green food coloring; insert an almond into the top of each strawberry for stem. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Fantasy Strawberries in Country Woman July/August 2006, p40

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