Betty's Candy Strawberries -- Valentine's Day

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Feb. 12, 2016

Betty demonstrates how to make Candy Strawberries. This candy is delicate and oh, so tasty! It is terrific candy, and it makes a great decoration for iced cakes or cupcakes.


Ground pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sweetened condensed milk 14 Ounce
Sweetened flaked coconut 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Strawberry jello packet 12 Ounce (sugar variety)
Red sugar crystals 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (use as required)



In a medium-sized bowl, stir together pecans, sweetened condensed milk, coconut, and dry Jello mix. 

Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours or overnight. 

Form into balls and then shape into strawberries. Roll in red sugar crystals. 

Put slices of almonds for stems, if desired. This candy should be refrigerated, in order for pieces to keep their shape. 

Note: It is great as candy and can also be used as a decoration on an iced cake or cupcakes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3918Calories from Fat 1157

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 137 g210.8%

Saturated Fat 46 g230%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 877 mg36.54%

Total Carbohydrates 640 g213.3%

Dietary Fiber 13 g52%

Sugars 557 g

Protein 57 g114%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet