These cookies only take about five minutes to make and taste just like candy when covered in melted chocolate. They're lovely to make for family gatherings or to fill in tins for cookie exchanges!
Place 1 cup shredded coconut and 3 tsp coconut oil into the bowl of a food processor. Process on high speed, scraping down the sides every once in a while, until it reaches a butter consistency.
Add the maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and salt and process on high speed until all of the ingredients have combined.
Add 3/4 cup of additional shredded coconut and process on high speed until all of the ingredients have combined and formed a batter.
Shape the coconut mixture into 1” balls and coat with the additional shredded coconut. Refrigerate for at last an hour or up to a week.
Bring to room temperature before serving.