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!

Step 1: Ingredients

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  • 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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(YOUR N4 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*

BillyM29 months ago

I just made these for the second time and they are bomb!! Personally they are better then the Kit-Kat. My girl took some to work and they were a huge hit there to. They want to pay me to make them all some. lol. I left out the peanut butter cups, just wanting to thank you for sharing this recipe and look forward to more in the future. Great job!!!

Una BillyM23 months ago
Your profile picture is sweet
Una3 months ago
I haven't a clue as why I googled homemade Kit Kats but now I'm glad I did. I do believe I will be making this before too long.
binx-sando4 months ago
You are a fox and a genius.
evajung1 year 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.

Copy (kit) Kat!!
Oscelot1 year 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?
jherlihy2 years ago
I just made these and have been fending off the kids all afternoon crux they smell ridiculously delicious!!!
s1gnal2 years 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.
tinker2343 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)  tinker2343 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.
tomatthews3 years ago
You should probably mention that its chocolate chips not block chocolate in the ingredients
bowow08073 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.
KrazyKow4 years ago
Don't you mean...copyKAT recipe? AHAHAHAHAAAaaaa....

Amazing :D
eobox KrazyKow4 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.
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)  smiddenkidden4 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.
Earwax earwax earwax!
mutput7 Broom4 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!!
Texasrose534 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

Not from Texas, but step 3: Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the milk.
mrslambert4 years ago
These are my husband's all time favorite candy bar. He'd love these!
turrilynn4 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!
skaar4 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.
ivy994 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.
SageMinto4 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
co2h2o4 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)  co2h2o4 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 N4 years ago
but hehehee is the sound I actually made! It's more of a giggle-out-loud. a GOL
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