Mix the coconut and the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Except the 1/2 cup of coconut for rolling cookies in.
In a non-stick pan add the mixture to the pan .Stir over low heat until the mixture starts to dry and rolls easily into a large ball. Remove from the heat. Cool for 5 minutes until cool enough to handle.
Place remaining coconut onto a shallow plate.
Using damp hands, roll the mixture into bite size balls and then roll them in the coconut to coat. These can be refrigerated for up to a week.