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Homemade Kit Kat Candy Bar Recipe

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These homemade Kit Kat candy bars taste amazingly like the real thing.   You won't find a better copycat recipe anywhere!  

If you're a Kit Kat fan, you have to try this recipe.  It's simple to follow, and easy to produce delicious results.  These make a tasty surprise for any event, and you can be sure you'll be the only one to bring Kit Kats!

This one's a good story too.  It starts with complete disaster, leads to gin, and ends with raging success.  Read on!
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

Tools:
Ingredients:
  • 1 Box Club crackers or Waverly's (some kind of square butter cracker)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips


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Step 2: First Layer (the hard way)

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the "easy way" will be revealed later on in the story

 Spray the smaller pan with cooking oil and lay crackers edge-to-edge along the bottom.

Step 3: Cook Filling (the right way)


Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the milk. 

Add the sugars and bring to a boil.

Stir in the graham cracker crumbs and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Easy, right?

But trust me, this order of events is important.  Were you to, say, dump all the ingredients into a pan and just cook away, you might have to throw the whole sloppy, sticky mess into the trash.  (see pictures [and image notes] below)
 
If this does happen, don't worry, pet - fix yourself a g & t and give it another go!
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(YOUR N3 years ago
Great instructible they taste even better than the real thing! Also you made the instuctions very clear and easy to understand and have taken excellent pictures this is one of my favorite cooking instructible (if not the best) well done for your great work 5*

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evajung15 days ago

You could try "Almond Bark" . It's specifically made to give the even chocolate finish you're looking for. It's also easy to work with and comes in white chocolate, as well. Most wal-stores have it in the baking aisle.

pie201020113 months ago
Copy (kit) Kat!!
Oscelot7 months ago

If you want harder chocolate coating, you probably should shave some parafin into it. We mix some in to the chocolate for buckeyes when we make them. Sounds bizarre, but works just fine. So going to have to try these. Nom!

Could you use wafers in substitute of crackers?
jherlihy1 year ago
I just made these and have been fending off the kids all afternoon crux they smell ridiculously delicious!!!
s1gnal1 year ago
My girlfriend and I had just made some of these earlier this afternoon. We will let you know when we decide to eat them.
tinker2342 years ago
is it possable for me to take the twix recipe and the kit kat into one bar in a mold o
scoochmaroo (author)  tinker2342 years ago
Ooh, ultimate candy bar. Inspired!
yeah i saw some company on amazon called get suckered and they have a lot of things that would work in a candy bar the mini marshmallows like in hot coca mix
When I melt chocolate I use a hair drier. I don't have a double broiler and when i put the chocolate in a bowl on top of the simmering water it seizes.
tomatthews2 years ago
You should probably mention that its chocolate chips not block chocolate in the ingredients
bowow08072 years ago
scooch could you make a instructable for a "standard" candy bar chocolate coating using milk chocolate, peanut butter, and butterscotch sauce? because it is totally impossible to get butterscotch and peanut butter chips here where i live, unless i import them which is way out of line to my budget. i think the international instructable community would agree with me here.
KrazyKow3 years ago
Don't you mean...copyKAT recipe? AHAHAHAHAAAaaaa....

Amazing :D
eobox KrazyKow3 years ago
Lol, that was amusing. XD Puns are magical.
YUK! Don't use parafin, not even "food grade". Temper your chocolate: Melt chocolate, in a double boiler, and heat to 185 degrees. Allow the chocolate to cool to room temperature then heat to 185 degrees again. That's all there is to it. Chocolate is now ready for use.
nthekitchen
i've done a lot of baking and candy making. if you really want to get a nice coating on all sides you'd want to chill them then cut into strips and use a carving fork *the kind with 2 far apart tines* to dip into your chocolate coating that has had food grade paraffin coating added to it to make it easier to coat and get a nice glossy, even finish rather than the dull kind of lumpy finish you'll get with just the chips. it's a little more work, but if you're going for pretty, that's the way to go. for my money though, just put it all in a pan and start nom'ing!
scoochmaroo (author)  smiddenkidden3 years ago
I was looking for food grade paraffin. I couldn't tell if what I'd found was food grade. Definitely worth it for pretty candies.
perhaps I'm just sensitive, but I think it's the parafin coating that, in part, makes me not like most candy bars. Which was fine, it pushed me to chocolate bars. Kitkat is one of the few candy bars I'll still eat.
Agreed: candy bar chocolate has more in common with ear wax than cacao beans!
Except for the taste. Definitely worlds apart.
Did you really have to say that?I'm eating a delicious chocolate cake,and now all I can think about is earwax.
Heh.
Earwax.
Earwax.
Earwax earwax earwax!
mutput7 Broom3 years ago
Mmmmm... Waxy...
you'll find it in nearly any baking section, even at places like walmart. it will usually be next to the chocolate chips and the huge chunks of "chocolate candy coating" or "white chocolate bark". basically, if it's in the food section, it's food grade. if it's in the candle section, it's not. :) it will probably have directions on it as to the amount you need to use, if not just look on the good old web and you'll find recipes that will give you a pretty good guesstimate. it makes it so much smoother to work with and leaves your candy with a beautiful shiny shell. just dunk them in, pull them out and let the excess drip off for a moment then let them slide off the tines onto some waxed paper. it's a family tradition around here to make tons of different candies like peppermint patties, chocolate covered cherries, etc. once you get some practice at it, you'll get great at coating all sorts of yummy things!!
Texasrose533 years ago
Hi everyone from East Texas


Where does the 2 1/4 cups of milk chocolate come into play?
Maybe I am missing something

Thanks
Not from Texas, but step 3: Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the milk.
mrslambert3 years ago
These are my husband's all time favorite candy bar. He'd love these!
turrilynn3 years ago
I've got to try these - doubt they will turn out any "prettier" than yours! But taste is what really counts anyway! Thanks for sharing!
skaar3 years ago
i may go ahead an make some, haven't had em in a while... just need to find a coffee crisp recipe... not allowed either, the nestle boycott yaknow.
ivy993 years ago
i made a variant of this recipe from serious eats and i like your version better since there's much more chocolate coating involved. i think the recipe could be improved by cutting the amount of sugar in filling by half as it is right now, one bite of all three layers feels like a heaping of diabetes with side of tooth decay.
SageMinto3 years ago
I'm sure you've heard this billions and trillions of times but your instructables are so awesome! :D

I love Kit Kat's! I can not wait to make these! :D
co2h2o3 years ago
Your comment about how you can't distinguish between yours and the real thing me laugh out loud like a moron! :) Can't wait to try these. Yours look really good, btw!
scoochmaroo (author)  co2h2o3 years ago
Hehehee, yeah, that was the running joke here for a bit. Glad it went over well.
Ummm you could try saying LOL instead of hehehe it's a lot easier ¿¿¡¡

Smilely faces without noses rule! 8D :D
scoochmaroo (author)  (YOUR N3 years ago
but hehehee is the sound I actually made! It's more of a giggle-out-loud. a GOL
I just COL'd (Chuckled out loud)
qwerty9873 years ago
it took me 2 hours to make.
This is really cool!! Nom nom nom nom nom. A while back I found this website: www.pimpthatsnack.com It has loads of examples of our well-loved yummy snacks. Some are seriously awesome!
mmarcu3 years ago
Cooking is an art, and anyone who makes an attempt at it is an artist in my view. That being said, I have great admiration for your efforts, and plan to try these myself...your way with the butterscotch and peanut butter. TopSecret Recipes has a website where you can go and get some pretty good copycat recipes for all sorts of things, if anyone wants to look them up. I'm thinking you had something with the club crackers...a little salt always enhances flavors, especially in sweet things. I am a trained chef, and this looks pretty good to me. BTW, some Mexican groceries carry a thin wafer cookie, sort of like a vanilla wafer. Mexican cookies tend to be less sweet, and might be worth trying for those that fear the salt (But, even Godiva is using sea salt these days). Scoochmaroo, you've done an excellent job!
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