Combine mashed potatoes and powdered sugar (combination will liquify). Add coconut, vanilla and salt. Blend well.
Press firmly into a butered 9x9 baking pan.
Melt chocolate in double broiler over hot, not boiling water. Pour into a thin layer over candy. Refrigerate.
Chill coconut mixture thoroughly. Roll into 1" balls and drop into melted chocolate. Roll to coat and remove wtih a toothpick. Let dry on wax paper.
ALMOND JOY VERSION:
Chill coconut mixture as above. Form ball around a whole almond. Proceed as above for coating.
SUSTITUTIONS: Substitute 1 tsp peppermint extract for vanilla.
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