1 whole fresh grated coconut
1 1/2 brown sugar
3/4 water or milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1. Cut fresh coconut into half and take out from shell. Use cheese grater or food processor to grate coconut meat.
2. In a pan, combine water, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Bring to a boil and silky smooth consistency. Add in coconut stirring continuously. Watch for big slow bubbles, then it's ready.
3. Line a cookie pan with wax paper and scoop the mixture as quickly as you can to avoid dryness. Let it set in room temperature for at least 30 minutes to harden.