Dulce de Coco
2 cups grated coconut or flakes
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract or vanilla
1. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. In a saucepan, bring the coconut and water to a boil. Add the brown sugar and stir well.
2. Cook on low for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the coconut extract. Turn the flame off and stir occasionally until mix begins to harden and becomes sticky.
3. Once sticky, drop by tablespoon on cookie sheet and let cool. They cool in about 10 minutes.
Source of recipe: This is a puerto rican candy recipe that has just been handed down for years.