Thursday, September 2, 2010

Coconut Bliss Pops


Who can resist eating something on a stick?  This candy is about the easist thing to make; coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and Jell-O make such a fun tropical dessert.  Yesterday I made cherry and orange to "match" the colors in my tablescape, but your colors are only limited by the flavors of Jell-O.  Even though I live in Utah, the Jell-O capital of the world, I am not a huge fun of Jell-O, but I am a huge fun of these Coconut Pops made with with Jell-O.  Make them on sticks or without -- just make them!


Recipe and Instructions for Coconut Bliss Pops

1 large package sweetened coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 large package strawberry Jell-O
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Put all ingredients into a large bowl -- add Jell-O last and do not add all at once.  You may not need all of the Jell-O package.  Mix together. Form into balls. You can use any flavor of Jell-O that you like. They really are quite striking in appearance and color. If you want to put them on sucker sticks, set the coconut balls in the open and let them dry for about an hour and then insert stick.  If you are having a problem with drooping coconut balls, dip stick  in melted candy melts and then insert in ball and put in fridge for a few minutes.  They are best if eaten within about 24 hours or so; they dry and harden in a few days.



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24 comments:

Fatima -Scrapart said...

Hi, your recipe reminded a candy made here in Brazil, Brigadeiro (chocolate balls), visit my blog, I put the recipe and photos. Thank you for your attention.Hugs. Fatima-Scrapart.

Sarah said...

Yes, food on a stick and drinking a liquid through a straw. Somehow it often tastes better! LOL
Looks yummy and perfect for your tropical table. ~ Sarah

Jacqueline said...

No way! They are too cute to be that easy! I love the two colors you chose and the way they matched your table. I got the cookie instruction posted. Your girls would love making these and they were really easy!

The Sewing Loft said...

Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

Barb

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

They are so cute and colorful...and easy!

Julie said...

How cute are these! They look so cute with your tablescape!

Cookin' Mama said...

These look soooo good! Can't believe that they are really that easy. I will definitely have to be giving these a try. Thanks for sharing :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very colorful and sounds nice and easy!

Lori E said...

Oh those would fly off the plate wouldn't they. I likely have all that stuff in my pantry already.

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

What a fabulous idea, Joni! I'm with you on the jello, not a huge fan unless it's well disguised and this is. I'm crazy for coconut and will try these soon with sugar-free jello and sweetened condensed milk made with Splenda. Thanks so much and happy weekend!

Olga said...

The candy looks and sounds delicious. And what a beautiful tablescape.
I'm glad you are my 100th follower. I am your 193rd one ;-)

ButterYum said...

What a neat recipe - I've never seen these before. These will be great for the kids!

Happy FF.

:)
ButterYum

Sue said...

I love treats on a stick and these are so simple...even better! Love how bright they are!
Thanks!

TidyMom said...

I love this idea!!
Thanks for linking up! Have a great weekend!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

These are so cute - what a great recipe idea!

Carrian said...

love this!!! I wanna know about those chocolate bars you mentioned on sweet basil too

susan said...

I love anything you can make with color especially for showers and theme parties! These sound and look good. Did not know Utah was the Jello capital :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Self Sagacity said...

This recipe seems simple enough and it looks so delicious.

Allie said...

Mouth-Watering! I'm going to have to try these!
I invite you to come this this up at my Making It Linky Party!
Allie
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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

These are adorable! I'll save this for my next party, thanks!

Kimberlee said...

Those look yummy! Wish I had seen this Friday so I could have made some for today's picnic. Printing out for my recipe book!
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.blogspot.com

Tiffanee said...

I have never seen anything like this before. I am so making these and soon. Thanks!! I only hope they look half as good as yours.

Holly said...

These are so bright and cheery - a great use of Jell-O and coconut! I am totally intrigued by them. Thanks for sharing

Melissa at Silly Bee's Chickadees said...

They look so pretty! Putting them on sticks is brilliant! These are similar to some my grandma used to make and form into little marzipan-like strawberries. Here's how we make ours: http://sillybeeschickadees.blogspot.com/2011/01/jello-style-strawberry-marzipan.html

Engageya