Dec 14, 2008

Raspberry Balls

Here is a flashback from the 70's
Every Holiday season my Grandmother would make these wonderful raspberry balls.
It took me years and years to figure out the recipe, but I got it!!

It's incredibly simple and uses only 4 ingredients!
Jello Gelatin, coconut, sweetened condensed milk, almond extract.

And... You don't have to make them Raspberry.
You can use any flavor Gelatin.
The balls in the picture are cranberry balls. Yummm!
How about a big platter of Raspberry Balls (red) and Lime Balls (green) for Christmas?
Perfect for the Holidays!

Raspberry Balls

1 large package flaked coconut.
1 large box jello gelatin. (any flavor, but I like raspberry best)
1 can sweetened condensed milk.
1/4 teaspoon almond extract, (can use raspberry instead)

1 small box Jello gelatin (for coating finished balls.)

  1. Mix first 4 ingredients.
  2. Roll into small balls.
  3. roll to coat in the small package of jello.
  4. refrigerate in an air-tight container.
  5. Enjoy!
Tip... wet hands for rolling to help control the sticking.
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  1. Wooo Hooo ! I have everything on hand for a change, so guess who's makin' what today? LOL!

    I've never had them before, But I'm takin' your word on 'em... and that's good enough for me!

  2. you did'nt cook anything like that while here at man town.

  3. said "balls"

    i can't believe how juvenile i can be :)

  4. dykewife... Sadly, you were NOT the first person to say this to me today! lol **sigh** life with men... ;)

  5. I just had to come back and tell ya that I found a package of blueberry jelly in the cupboard while I was searchin' for the raspberry (they call Jello "jelly crystals" here)... But I was a bit worried about making blue balls.
    Not very festive eh? But handy to have the next time my guy's in trouble I guess.

  6. We used to make something like this, but shaped like strawberries with a sliver of almond in place of a stem. Sweet but awesome! Glad you figured out the recipe.

  7. At least I haven't been to the grocery yet! Can't wait to try them.

  8. I couldn't resist twittering on over here to check it out! I'm headed to the grocery this morning so I've added to my list.

    And Suzy, I remember those strawberries too!

  9. This one funky recipe! I'll have to get some Jello and try it.

  10. I am going to have to try these! They sound very good! I will give them a try and let you know if they pass the family taste test! Having the red and green for the holidays is a great idea!

  11. My aunt Martha used to make these and put pecan pieces in them also. They are great!

  12. Cool recipe and so simple! Yours came out perfectly rolled!


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