DIY Tastes Better: How to Make Homemade Kit Kat Bars in Any Flavor, Color, or Size You Want

How to Make Homemade Kit Kat Bars in Any Flavor, Color, or Size You Want

The original Kit Kat was a mutton pie served at a political club in London during the 18th century, which is quite different than the chocolatey version we're familiar with today. Kit Kat bars have been around since 1911, are produced in 13 countries, and have been sold in over 200 flavors in Japan.

Needless to say, Kit Kats are pretty popular, and if they're your favorite treat, it's really easy to make your own at home. You can make a big batch for much cheaper than buying Nestlé brand ones, and you only need two ingredients—wafer cookies and chocolate.

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How to Make Your Own Kit Kat Bars at Home

The process couldn't be much simpler. Start by melting the chocolate, either in the microwave or in a saucepan. Line a baking sheet with wax paper, then dip the crispy wafers in the chocolate and place them on the tray as close together as possible. Once the chocolate sets, they're ready to eat. You can speed it up by putting them in the freezer for a few minutes.

Check out Emma Chapman's full DIY chocolate Kit Kats tutorial on A Beautiful Mess for the instructions and more photos.

How to Make Your Own Green Tea Kit Kats

You could even make the pricey, hard-to-find green tea flavor, which are only sold online or in Japanese markets (they sell out quick), by mixing some matcha powder with white chocolate.

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Check out Julie's full DIY green tea Kit Kats recipe on I Dream in Chocolate to see how to make them.

How to Make Peanut Buttery Vegan Kit Kats

Another one to try out is the peanut butter flavored Kit Kat, which are also hard to fine in stores. You could follow the simple instructions above by Emma and just add PB to the mix, or you can try the more vegan-friendly approach which adds coconut oil, coconut milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

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Check out Angela's full homemade vegan Kit Kat bars tutorial on Oh She Glows for the recipe and complete instructions.

Other DIY Kit Kat Flavors You Can Try Out

You can use any kind of cookies and chocolate you want to make flavors and combinations you can't find in stores or are too expensive for your tastes. Here are a few more you could try out.

DIY Strawberry Crunch Kit Kats

These are a simpler take on the Japanese-style strawberry Kit Kat bars available in Asian markets. It's just white chocolate, strawberry-flavored wafers, and strawberry candy sprinkles for cakes.

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Full recipe on Little Random Happiness.

DIY Wafer-Less Kit Kats

If you're tired of wafers, you can also use club crackers to make faux Kit Kats at home. The one pictured below uses club crackers, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, whole milk, sugar, peanut butter, chocolate, and butterscotch.

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Full recipe on Pennywise Cook, which is very similar to Paula Deen's version.

You can also try using Wasa crispbread crackers for a crunchier result.

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Full recipe on The Domestic Rebel.

DIY Gourmet-Style "Le Kit Kats"

For a more restaurant-style gourmet dessert, try making your homemade Kit Kats with crushed brown rice crisps instead of wafers or crackers. Add to that peanut butter, milk and dark chocolate, peanut oil, cream, cocoa powder, and chopped hazelnuts and you've got yourself a more gastronomically correct Kit Kat.

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Full recipe on Modern Handmade.

DIY Gigantic Kit Kat

It may look ridiculous, but if you've got a birthday coming up for Kit Kat fiend, this supersized Kit Kar bar might just be perfect.

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Full recipe on Inspired Resourceful Creative, or check out the video below by Jess Baker for a slightly different version.

What's Your Favorite?

What's your go-to Kit Kat recipe? Prefer a Cookies 'n' Creme flavor? Or the stranger candied sweet potato variety? How about apple vinegar or watermelon and salt? Share your favorite Kit Kat flavors and recipes with us in the comments below.

1 Comment

Oh, my!!! Heaven!

Please, tell me, how to make chocolade crunchy again? No matter if it's home made by my or melted and used to cover anything it's always melted and never set! :( Whyyy....

Thank You in Advance..
Bartosz

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