COOK potatoes in boiling water in large saucepan 15 to 20 min. or until tender; drain. Cool 10 min. Mash until smooth. Add onions, egg and pepper; mix just until blended.
HEAT oven to 400ºF. Roll potato mixture into 24 balls, using 2 Tbsp. for each. Insert 1 Velveeta cube into centre of each ball, completely enclosing Velveeta with potato mixture.
PLACE coating mix in pie plate. Add potato balls, 1 at a time; roll to evenly coat. Place on rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
BAKE 14 to 16 min. or until heated through. Serve with salsa.
serving size = 1/8 recipe (115 g)