Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Smith

Coconut Drops

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: about 12 drops
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2 cups diced fresh coconut, from 2 to 3 fresh coconuts

1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger

1 pound light brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch kosher salt

1/2 to 3/4 cup water


  1. 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.