Mock Strawberries

    1 hour 30 minutes

    These are cute little imitation strawberries made from jelly crystals, pecans, coconut and almonds. Ideal as a finger food dessert or treat with after dinner coffee.

    37 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 185g strawberry jelly crystals
    • 1 cup ground pecans
    • 1 cup desiccated coconut
    • 3/4 cup (185ml) sweetened condensed milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 60g red decorator sugar
    • 5 drops green food colouring
    • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

    Preparation:30min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Combine jelly crystals, pecans and coconut. Stir in milk and vanilla then mix well. Refrigerate one hour.
    2. Shape into strawberries. Roll in red sugar; tint sliced almonds with green food colouring and insert in top of "berries" to form leaves.

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    Thank you so much for posting this recipe. When I was a child, my neighbor use to always make these around the holidays. I've wanted the recipes for years, but never knew how to find it. These are the most wonderful, sweetest little treats around. What a great texture!!! Thank you again!!!!!  -  04 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    GORGEOUS! If you are even curious about these, then you MUST make them. They are so adorable and delicious. I made these along with several other candies for a small Christmas get together and these were such a hit. People thought they were real strawberries rolled in sugar! They were real converstation pieces as I was repeatedly asked how I made them. I told the story of how this was an old recipe I someone posted to AllRecipes and so many people thanked the poster that I had to try it. I am going to make them again next week before my parents and grandma come down to see us. These are the greatest thing, because they seem to be rarely made and unexpected-- older people remember them from their childhood and little kids are pretty excited about them, too. All around good stuff. I followed the recipe word for word and it made gorgeous, gemlike little strawberries. While you may not need all the things in the original recipe, I highly, highly recommend it. The ground walnuts/pecans add such an unusual texture. I put chopped nuts in the food processor and ran the blade on them until they were about the same as ground coffee and that seemed perfect. The green dyed almond slivers are just great for stems. All I did was put a handful of almond slivers in a little bowl and stirred in a few drops of green food coloring until they were coated. Just a great recipe. This is my new Christmas tradition!  -  16 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We made hundreds of these for my wedding reception (a tradition in my husband's family). Everyone loves them. You can also use orange gelatin and shape them into oranges.  -  04 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)