Fresh Coconut Candy
(or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water).
Pour onto moistened baking sheet, heat-proof platter or marble slab without scraping saucepan. Cool just until lukewarm. Scrape mixture toward center of baking sheet, using broad, stiff spatula or wooden spoon. Spread mixture out again with spatula, using long,firm strokes; continue spreading until mixture is firm and white. Knead until smooth and creamy, working vanilla and grated coconut into mixture.
MAKES 20 to 24 candies