For Vitamix: Turn on Variable 10/HIGH and turn off and on several times to pulse or use PULSE feature.
Make sure you don't over-blend! The candies should vary in size and aren't crushed into peppermint sugar! ;)
For chocolate layers
Melt dark chocolate in double boiler or in microwave with 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract for one minute, stir, and reheat for 15 second increments if necessary, until lumps are out. Once melted completely, pour onto a wax coated cookie sheet with rims, and let settle (set aside for at least 20 minutes, in the refrigerator if you have room!).
For the vanilla coconut chocolate layer
Melt the white chocolate in double boiler or in microwave for one minute, stir, and reheat for 15 second increments if necessary, until lumps are out. Place the coconut into your blender jar with the melted white chocolate and with 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional).
For Vitamix: Set to Variable Speed 10/HIGH and blend for 3-4 minutes to combine the chocolate and coconut until its smooth.
For Blendtec: Using the Fourside or Wildside jar press the SOUP button 2-3 times (3-4 minutes total) until well combined. If the blade spins freely, stop the machine and use a spatula to push the ingredients towards the blades and reblend. Or just use the Twister Jar!
Pour the white chocolate coconut mixture over the dark chocolate layer evenly, cover with candy pieces, and let cool.
Once cooled the easiest way to cut is with a pizza cutter, or break it apart with your hands if you wish. ENJOY! This candy will keep for at least a week in an air-tight container.
All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
*Optional ingredients are not included in nutritional info