Sprinkle gelatine over cold water in a cup and let soak for 3 minutes.
Stand cup in hot water until gelatine dissolves. Combine hot water and sugar, add vanilla and stir well. Add dissolved gelatine. Beat until thick and white. Whilst using damp hands, form mixture into 2-3 inch balls. Then drop into powdered chocolate and finally roll in desiccated or toasted desiccated coconut.
Alternative:Spoon mixture into patty tins. Leave to set for several hours and then roll in hundreds and thousands or toasted coconut.