Homemade Kit Kat Bars

Homemade kit kat barsWhat is it with making homemade candy bars? I think in my mind I’m sort of turning the house into a chocolate factory every time. 

I am Willy Wonka but without the Oompa-Loompas or a psychedelic boat or an elevator that goes sideways or really any elevator, I guess. Okay, I’m not Willy Wonka.

How to make homemade kit kat barsWell, at any rate. I had a lot of fun making my own Twix bars. So, I thought next I’d give Kit Kat bars a try. These ended up being even easier to make than the Twix bars! You only need two ingredients. Yep, that’s not a typo—only two ingredients.

I made my Kit Kat bars a three different flavors just for fun. But also have you seen how many different flavors of Kit Kat bars there are?! I would LOVE to try the green tea flavor. That sounds very interesting. I’ve never seen that particular flavor sold anywhere here in the USA (anyone else ever seen it?) so maybe I’ll have to invent my own next time I make these.

How to make kit kat bars at home!Homemade Kit Kat Bars

sugar wafer cookies
chocolate chips (I used dark, peanut butter and white + red food color)

Melt the chocolate. The easiest way to do this is in the microwave. Simply place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, microwave on high for 30 seconds, remove and give it stir. Repeat until the chocolate is melted. If you find that your chocolate is too thick and therefore difficult to work stir 1-2 teaspoons of oil into the chocolate (vegetable, canola or peanut oil work well since they don’t have a strong flavor).

Dip a wafer cooking in the melted chocolate, place on wax paper. Dip another cookie and place it right next to the first, so the chocolate in between the cookies blends together. I made my Kit Kat bars out of three wafer cookies each. Repeat until you’ve coated them all. Allow the chocolate to set before eating.

Homemade kit kat These are super easy and truly very yummy. Have fun turning your kitchen into a chocolate factory this week. xo. Emma

Homemade Kit Kat Bars

Ingredients

  • sugar wafer cookies
  • chocolate chips I used dark, peanut butter and white + red food color

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate. The easiest way to do this is in the microwave. Simply place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, microwave on high for 30 seconds, remove and give it stir. Repeat until the chocolate is melted. If you find that your chocolate is too thick and therefore difficult to work stir 1-2 teaspoons of oil into the chocolate (vegetable, canola or peanut oil work well since they don't have a strong flavor).
  2. Dip a wafer cooking in the melted chocolate, place on wax paper. Dip another cookie and place it right next to the first, so the chocolate in between the cookies blends together. I made my Kit Kat bars out of three wafer cookies each. Repeat until you've coated them all. Allow the chocolate to set before eating.

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman

  • I’ve found matcha Kit-Kats at LeeLee International Supermarket for six dollars a bag. They are an awesome grocery store chain in Arizona. There’s one in Tucson, one in Peoria, and one in Phoenix.

  • So excited to try this! I LOVE KitKats and I also love an easy recipe. Thanks Emma!

  • Yummy…These kit kat bars are to be definitely tried at home! 🙂

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  • Yumm!! Looks good!

    I am living in Japan now, so Green Tea Kit Kats are pretty common here. As are so many other flavors! The seasonal cherry blossom one should be coming out next month! Each area of Japan also has their own flavor of Kit Kat. I have tried soy sauce and wasabi ones too!

    I could send you a couple packs of green tea and other varieties, if you wanted. 🙂

  • I’ve seen the green tean KitKat at CostPlus World Market. I noticed they have the orange flavor

  • I live in Japan, and I have to admit that green tea flavor is awesome! But you can make it if you buy some matcha powder in any asian shop! (maybe you can even buy the proper matcha kit kat; but I guess It’d be fun to make 🙂

  • Sometimes we find Green Tea Kit Kats at Cost Plus World Market (and they also have dark chocolate mint flavor). But the most interesting ones so far were the passion fruit flavored ones we bought at an Asian Market. I would add a picture but I don’t know if I can here. Bought them for my husband for Christmas. Delish!

  • I can’t believe that I didn’t stumble on this post sooner!!

    These look amazing – I will have to try and recreate them !!!

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  • Want butter kitkat, yum! They made chunky ones over here in the UK for a while
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  • Oooh, those look good. Also, I can almost always find the green tea kitkats at Uwajimaya, the Japanese grocery store. (I’m in Seattle, so not sure if you have them where you are.)

  • Happy Valentine’s Day to me! These truly get me excited. Definitely next up on the diy menu.
    Love your blog!

  • My boyfriend LOVES kit kat bars and I may or may not participate in the upcoming Valentine’s day this year just to make him these little guys!

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

  • Green tea flavour is my FAVOURITE! My boyfriend has friends in Japan and they just sent us a whole bunch of different flavoured mini kit kats. From black bean sandwich (so strange), to strawberry (yum!), to spicy (I’m too scared to try it).

    Most Asian food stores do carry flavoured kit kats and since the green tea isn’t too wild and there is a matcha trend here (in Canada) you can find them pretty easily. Just keep your eyes on the look out for Asian markets and hopefully you’ll get to try it someday soon!

  • These are so adorable – love the tri-color! Probably making these for my office for Valentines Day. Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Green tea kit cats are the best!!!! I have only had them once, and they were amazing! (:

  • Tip of the iceberg =) When I lived in Japan, they had seasonal Kit-Kats in Sakura (cherry blossom), Muscat Grape, Banana, Chestnut, Apple, Red Bean… it was crazy. Crazy great! I just googled this, and it looks like there’s heaps more flavours than I remember seeing – it’s a Thing. It looks like they can likely be ordered online too (yay!)

  • Man o Man what a good idea! These look AWESOME!!!!!!
    I might laden mine with peanuts and make them into a snickers type snack!
    The Macadame. xx
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  • Love this idea of turning wafer into personalized kit-kats! I’m thinking of mixing in matcha (green tea) powder to coat the wafers, oh this definitely will satisfy that green tea kit-kat craving of mine (plus it’s healthier than sugar packed store bought ones). Love this, please continue tweaking and inventing homemade versions of guilty pleasures like this 🙂

  • What a great idea! I remember being addicted to those wafers as a child, and to Kit Kats as an adult… makes sense to combine the two. I bet throwing a coat of caramel in there would be awesome as well! (thinking Kit Kat meets Twix..)

    xo,
    lauriel

    EyeForElegance.com

  • I get mine at a Japanese grocery… They have the cookies & cream, vanilla ice cream, strawberry, raspberry, green tea, etc. Mitsuwa is the national chain. I believe they have one in Chicago. Also, you can find it on eBay for sure. And finally, get the powdered green tea matcha, mix with melted white chocolate, BOOM. I use it all the time for writing and my green tea cheesecake decorations.

  • I absolutely LOVED your twix bar recipe! I’m so excited you posted the one for kit kats too…it’s perfect! Thanks so much!

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  • These look delicious! Can’t wait to try and make them.

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  • You can find the green tea kit kats on amazon for a nice price. Try searching green tea or matcha. They’re also seasonal. If you want to make a trip to Hawaii, they sell them there too.

  • I saw green tea flavoured kitkat bars in a big Asian grocery store chain called T&T here in Canada. It’s a Japanese brand so I guess you could find it in any big Asian food store. There was also strawberry flavour.

  • In Japan, they have tons of crazy kit kay flavors! Such as: green tea, chili pepper, cookies and cream, and grape.

  • Dude! I love kitkats! You guys are gonna make my dentist rich, i can already feel a cavity coming on just by looking at these pictures. Totally worth it though!

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  • Ah, these look dangerous! This week is definitely going to be chocolafied for me and I can’t wait!!

  • Omg! I love kit kats and this is a wonderful idea!

    Thanks fir sharing Emma!

    Lulu xx

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  • those pink bars look great!

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  • These look amazing!! Perfect for Valentine’s Day 🙂

    xx- Erica
    sweet-endeavors.com (giveaway on my blog today!!!)

  • Mmm… Kitkats! So easy, but I’d never thought of it! Thank you for sharing!

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  • Kit Kat bars are possibly my favourite candy in the entire world. these are perfect!

    xx Milly

    www.lovemilly.blogspot.ca

  • OH WOW. These are genius! Oh boy oh boy. So dangerous too! I can’t wait to try them out! 🙂

  • Southern Italy? How cool! I would just LOVE to visit your country one day.

    -Emma

  • If you want to make green tea ones next time try adding a small amount of matcha to the white chocolate before you dip them :). It will taste a lot like the green tea kit kats!

  • Ha! Oh good. I think it’s bee a bad week for my waist line though. 🙂

    -Emma

  • Maybe… why, do you have a request? I’m sort of thinking about trying york peppermint patties next. We eat those (frozen) at our house a lot.

    -Emma

  • Yes, the pink was a big hit with our niece, Bella, too. Pink is just plain fun if you ask me. 🙂

    -Emma

  • Omg, so simple yet amazing (looking!) We don’t have green tea kit kats in the UK either 🙁 love the peanut butter ones though which I’m totally gonna dupe based on this post haha. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  • Really?! I’m jealous. I’ll have to look next time I’m in CA.

    -Emma

  • These look so amazing! Im just going to gradually fail at my New Years Resolutions by making all these yummy recipes!!! But chocolate=happiness so Im okay with it 😉

    -Mary

  • My heart just stopped. These look amazingly delicious!!!!!!
    Claire xx | somewhere… beyond the sea

  • I didn’t even know this was possible but I will definitely be trying it!

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    xx

  • What a great idea! It would be fun to try this as a “Valentine’s day activity” with my sister…looks easy! Thanks for sharing! x

  • Those wafer cookies are my fav! Pink kit kats HAVE to happen in my kitchen!! Thanks!

  • GREEN TEA IS JUST THE BEGINNING!

    I worked in Tokyo for a few months and got in on the KK madness– different flavors of the candy are sold seasonally and regionally.

    Regular, white choc, green tea, cherry, strawberry, blueberry, soy sauce (yum!), yam, lemon, wasabi, edamame and so many more. They make them in sweet and savory flavors. There’s even natto… which is def an acquired taste.

    You can buy many of the popular flavors such as matcha and blueberry at Japanese markets in the US– but they’re also available on Amazon.

    Thanks for this brilliant, simple solution.

  • Such a great recipe! Love the colors and flavors! Kit Kats are my weakness….woofta.

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  • Ooooh how fun. I must try these at home! For green tea kit kats, I think the easiest to do to replicate the flavor is to add matcha (green tea) powder to white chocolate; you’ll also get the most similar color that way. In areas where Asian grocery markets aren’t very prevalent, you can occasionally find Japanese flavored (many, many different flavors… from pumpkin to wasabi!!) Kit Kats at Cost Plus World Market.

  • Homemade Kit Kat bars might be an alternative, actually. I stopped to buy them years ago, because of the Greenpeace campaign. When I can choose the chocolate, it shouldn´t be a problem. But then there are treats I do prefer, so…

  • Can’t wait to do this recipe, if I do (after my lasts exams) I promise to upload a photo to instagram and tag you to see it :3

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  • These look amazing! Have you had the passion fruit kit kat bars? So good! There is a store in Ohio called Jungle Jim’s that sells all kinds of stuff like that, I think that they also had the green tea ones.

  • Candy making is the best for getting little kids into the kitchen. They can’t use knives or control the oven, but they can dip and spread melted chocolate. It’s safe and of course they love the treats afterward.

  • I follow you from South Italy and I think you’re lovely girls with a lot of Amazing ideas. Your post are very interesting and inspire me,I try to follow your suggestion because It’s a way to bring me in USA (just virtual way unfortunatly).

  • Mmm Kit Kat is a huge favourite! They had the green tea-one in Japan when I was there but I never tried it. These ones I definitely will though! A few years back when I lived in London for a month they had Kit Kat Chunky Limited Edition, there was one orange-flavoured that I just loved! Still crave it sometimes, 9 years later.

  • These could become a favorite of mine! Thanks for the clever recipe!

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  • Will be making these at the weekend…and eating them all myself!!

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  • You can make green tea Kit Kat’s with matcha powder! I think you could simply mix matcha powder into your batch of white chocolate and voila! I’ve made matcha mochi and cupcakes by mixing the powder into my recipes. It’s powerful stuff though, so a recipe doesn’t need much. Caffeine!

  • Excelent idea! I’ll do this with some chocolate decorations for valentine’s day!

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  • These are brilliant and super easy to make! Definitely pinning this on my Pinterest.

  • Kit Kats are my absolute favorite candy!!! i have to try this recipe out!

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  • These look great and are easy enough for the kids to do. Think we’ll do these this week. Thanks!

  • These are one of the few treats I know how to make already! Still, though, it never hurts to gaze upon some lovely pictures of them!

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  • drooling!
    what a perfect valentine’s day gift 🙂

    Molyl {Dreams in HD}
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  • This looks like such a fun project. Yum yum yum!!! xoxo
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  • These look really yummy, I’m quite tempted to try my hand at trying it although me and the kitchen rarely get along. But they do look super easy to make so I might succeed, I hope?

  • First homemade heart-shaped donuts and now homemade Kit Kat bars?! Yall know the way to my heart!

    Cason
    www.sitwithusblog.com

  • Can I say that I’m staring at the mirror?!?
    … and I think I’m gonna stare at it for the rest of the afternoon…
    xx
    Novella

    http://9lla.it/
    A fashion & DIY blog…

  • These look delish! I LOVE sugar wafer cookies…and Kit Kat bars 😀

    tulipsandrain.com

  • After reading the title I had to look at this post! You made them by yourself?? Wow – what a great idea!
    And personalized Kit Kat’s? – Do I smell a market gap? 😀
    They look so delicious I want to try one *.*

  • Well that’s super easy, isn’t it? Are you going to continue makes homemade versions of candy bars, because I’m all for that.

    -Kelcey
    hellokelcey.blogspot.com

  • Oh *.* I feel so much Willy Wonka too and I’m thinking about turning my brother in an Oompa-Loompa, even tho he’s way tller than me 😀

  • This is absolutely brilliant, I really love the pink ones!

  • That looks easy!!! And delicious!! Easy + delicious= recipe for the weekend 😉
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.com

  • I didn’t even know there was a green tea flavour of Kit Kat. How strange. But I love these homemade ones; Kit Kats are my fave, I’ve just never thought about making my own – so cool!

  • what a great idea! over here in the netherlands, i don’t think i’ve ever seen any other flavor than the traditional kit kat bar…
    xo, cheyenne

  • Oh, man. The green tea Kit-Kats are one of my absolute favorite candies. We’ve found them in a few Japanese markets (both in San Francisco and in Austin), but they sell out so quickly! We’ve also seen (but not yet purchased) them on Amazon. So, it could be a good backup plan if you can’t find them anywhere near you.

  • I’ll have to try making my own! As for green tea Kit Kats, we have them here in California in a lot of the Asian markets.:)

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