Official Contest Entry: Simply Potatoes 5Fix. An easy, delicious candy for any holiday. My mom started making this candy in the 1960's and so far these have been enjoyed by four generations of our family.
Combine cold mashed potatoes and confectioner's sugar in a large bowl. Thoroughly combine. Mixture will begin as a stiff dough and loosen up as the sugar mixes with the potatoes. Add the coconut and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
Form into triangular peaks, using about 1 rounded teaspoon of mixture for each. Put on waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Let dry for 20 minutes.
Melt chocolate in bowl over simmering water (or in microwave in one minute intervals until melted).
Dip base of each candy in chocolate. Let stand on waxed paper to set.