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Jell-o Balls - A Beautiful Christmas Treat
One of my favorite projects as a child each Christmas was making Jell-o balls. This is a simple easy holiday recipe that even the youngest child can help with, and makes a tasty treat that also looks wonderful on the table at Christmas. The recipe can be changed and made with different flavors of Jell-o if desired. For our family this was something we only served at Christmas, which made it special. It's so fun to find fun Christmas projects that are tasty too.
I hope you enjoy this quick and simple recipe, and maybe you and your family will make memories with it too.
- 7 ounce bag Shredded Coconut
- 1 small box Red Jell-o, (I prefer cherry)
- 1 small box Lime Jell-o
- 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Granulated Sugar
- Divide the sweetened condensed milk and the coconut into two equal portions.
- Add one box of jell-o to half the milk and half the coconut.
- Stir well and form into small balls, around 1 teaspoon worth.
- Do the same with the other box of Jell-o.
- Now, roll the balls in granulated sugar, refrigerate for at least an hour and serve!
- These can be made with sugar-free jell-o to reduce the sugar content, but the sweetened condensed milk is still going to make this a rather rich treat
As someone who is on a low-carb diet, I have been looking for some low-carb holiday treats to make this year. I came back to this recipe and decided to see if it could be tweaked. Browsing the Splenda website, I found a sugar free alternative to sweetened condensed milk. This recipe is credited to Splenda:
1 (12 oz) can evaporated skim milk
1 1/2 c nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 c Splenda
Simply mix the ingredients well until all the powder is dissolved.
Now, you can make low-carb jello balls using this substitution and sugar free jello. Simply use granulated splenda instead of sugar on the outside of the balls.