Put all the ingredients into a heavy-bottom saucepan, with just enough water so the coconut will cook. Boil the mixture until it becomes very sticky, about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and beat with a wooden spoon for a few minutes. Then drop by the spoonful onto a greased or parchment lined baking sheet to cool, about 30 minutes.
Recipe courtesy Cheryl Smith
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse