600g sweetened condensed milk
200g shredded coconut
230g unsalted butter
50g cookie crumbs (I used granita biscuits/cookies)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine condensed milk, 100g coconut, butter, cookie crumbs and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Heat on medium/high until it comes to a boil, stirring constantly to prevent the mixture sticking to the bottom of the pan and burning.
Reduce heat until mixture comes to a gentle simmer, and continue cooking for a further 5-10 minutes until the mixture comes together, and away from the sides and bottom of the pan. The mixture should be a golden caramel colour.
Take the pan off the heat and let the mixture cool completely, or until cool enough to handle. Meanwhle, toast the remaining coconut in a small pan over medium heat, stirring constantly until just lightly golden-brown.
Take teaspoons of mixture and shape into balls with your hands. Roll in toasted coconut.
Makes a lot! Store in the fridge.
Source: Adapted from here.