Every summer when I was little my sister and I would help my Nana make these candies. We only made these in the summer, and we usually made them to bring to a party or a barbecue. I loved these little candies; they were so much fun to roll and shape, and our fingers would be dyed red from the sprinkles by the time we were finished making them.
These candies will rot your teeth right out of your face, they are pretty much nothing but sugar, more sugar and then some more sugar. These were always just a special treat for us, and I always looked forward to making them. After we were done shaping and rolling them we would pile them into a green pint container and they would look just like a little basket of strawberries.
These are most definitely a classic in my family, I've never seen them in any candy recipe books, and when I make them people are always intrigued by them.
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 large packages wild strawberry jello
7 oz sweetened shredded coconut
1 c finely chopped pecans (or walnuts)
Combine all ingredients, refrigerate at least an hour so that they mix is firm enough to shape.
After mixture is chilled scoop out tablespoon sized amount of mix and mold into strawberry shape.
Roll the strawberry, except for the top into red sprinkles, press top into green sprinkles to create the look of a stem.
Chill until ready to serve. Enjoy
Rating = So Good