Monday, January 17, 2011

Jello-Style Strawberry Marzipan

I was soooo excited when I found this candy recipe in Grandma's cookbook! She used to make these once in a while for me when I went to visit. She didn't make them often, but when she did, I loved helping her dip the little berries in red sugar to make them glisten.  Thanks for the berries, Grandma!

3/4 c sweetened condensed milk
1 c shredded coconut
1 c chopped pecans
2 small (3 oz) pkgs strawberry Jello  (measure out 2 T and set aside)
1 pinch salt
slivered almonds
green food coloring

1. Blend milk, coconut, pecans, Jello and salt in a food processor.
2. Cover with cellophane and chill for 1 hour.
3. Remove from refrigerator and shape into strawberries.
4. Roll strawberries in leftover Jello.
6. Shake almonds and a few drops of food coloring in a Ziplock.
7. Place one almond in each strawberry for stem.
Keep refrigerated. Can be frozen.

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  1. OMG! My husband will seriously flip his lid for these!!!! Thanks Grandma!!!

  2. These look so sweet! I love making things like this!

  3. Oh crud ... I may have to sample an entire batch to make sure my family will like them. ;)

  4. Ahhhh! I knew there was something I forgot to add to the post! I highly suggest that you eat at least one batch prior to sharing. I understand that 10s of dozens of people around the globe lose their amazingly-delicious-too-beautiful-to-eat-but-I-will-anyway tastebuds which cause them to be immune to such delicacies and just may faint at the mere aroma of these delights. Please proceed with caution. It's your charge as a responsible baker to protect your family's tastebuds from amazingly-delicious-too-beautiful-to-eat-but-I-will-anyway food items. Thank you.

  5. Melissa,
    We make these EVERY year at Christmas. Except, we roll ours in colored sugars. First we dip the stem end in green sugar, roll the rest in red, then insert the stem. I will have to try them rolled in the Jell-o.

  6. Jani- That's how Grandma used to make them. And I haylpt! I prefer rolling them in Jell-o because it makes them prettier and less sticky to handle.

  7. These were delicious!!!! And so dang cute!

  8. Yummy !! I buy a box of chocolates each year at Christmas from our local gourmet chocolate shop and there is only ever one of these strawberres in each I can make a whole batch of them. Thankyou for sharing this recipe, now the fight for the only strawberry in the box will

  9. Orange is good also.