When I was growing up, my granny taught me how to make these special bites. They are super-easy and really delicious. Serve them on their own or with a cup of tea or coffee.
If only unsweetened desiccated coconut can be found, add a little more sugar to taste.
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these are the same cookies my mom always made every Christmas when I was growing up except she added a half of a marachino cherry on each one before baking;they are great but make them at the last minute or store air tight - 14 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Ok. Added the maraschino cherry another reviewer suggested. The cookies were very sticky on the bottom even after cooling. I found that a silicone mat worked better than parchment paper. - 14 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I had some coconut AND a partial box of frosted flakes I had to use up, so I decided these would be a great way to do so. Because of the "frosted" aspect of the cornflakes, I cut the sugar down to 2/3 of a cup, which helped with the overall sweetness. I threw in about 1/4 cup of cocoa powder (my family members are all chocolate addicts) and it turned out well! I wasn't overly fond of these (I couldn't wrap my taste buds around the corn taste), but they're a great treat for the kids! I made them with sliced almonds, too, which was a nice variation with the chocolate flavor. - 21 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)