Homemade Kit Kat Bars

Homemade versions of popular candies are almost always better than the “real” thing and this one is no exception. My husband adores Kit Kat bars.  Maybe too much.  Ok, ok. We all love them.

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I love making my favorite candy bars at home, it’s the challenge of trying to recreate a favorite flavor minus some additives and preservatives. Like these copycat Kit Kat bars I made here- while the homemade version isn’t quite exactly like the packaged one, the texture is dead on- crisp, flaky, and the perfect amount of sweet and salty. If you love a Kit Kat bar you have to give these a try, include them on your Christmas cookie tray this year!

Homemade Kit Kat Bars

Ingredients:

36 club crackers

1 stick of butter

1 cup graham cracker crumbs-1 sleeve

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup milk

3 Tbsp. peanut butter

1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1 tsp. vanilla

 

Directions:

Lightly coat a glass 8×8 pan with nonstick spray, then cover bottom with 12 club crackers, set aside.

Combine butter, graham cracker crumbs, and brown sugar in a large sauce pan over medium heat- bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

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Stir in milk and vanilla quickly.

Pour 1/3 of mixture over crackers, spread with a spatula to coat all.

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Add another layer of crackers, pour another third of graham cracker mixture over crackers.

Top with third and final layer of crackers and remaining mixture.

Combine peanut butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish and heat in 30 second increments, stirring each time until completely melted, pour over top and spread evenly.

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Place in refrigerator and allow to set until chocolate is solid.

Remove from refrigerator and cut into small rectangles.

Keep refrigerated in an airtight  container.

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Don’t miss our other 12 Days of Christmas Cookies recipes!

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Homemade Kit Kat Bars
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Brett
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 4 mins
Total time: 9 mins
Ingredients
  • 36 club crackers
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs-1 sleeve
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. Lightly coat a glass 8×8 pan with nonstick spray, then cover bottom with 12 club crackers, set aside.
  2. Combine butter, graham cracker crumbs, and brown sugar in a large sauce pan over medium heat- bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Pour 1/3 of mixture over crackers, spread with a spatula to coat all.
  4. Add another layer of crackers, pour another third of graham cracker mixture over crackers.
  5. Top with third and final layer of crackers and remaining mixture.
  6. Combine peanut butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish and heat in 30 second increments, stirring each time until completely melted, pour over top and spread evenly.
  7. Place in refrigerator and allow to set until chocolate is solid.
  8. Remove from refrigerator and cut into small rectangles.
  9. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container.
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About the author: I am a Work at home homeschooling mom of two- a fierce 4 year old princess who keeps me hopping, and my sweet, laid back, first born- a little boy who is 7. Underfoot are also two little Dachshunds, a Sun Conure, and my hard working hubby too. When i am not dodging Legos on the floor or playing princess tea party I am crafting, cooking , gardening, or junkin’. I get through these crazy days of life fueled by countless cups of coffee and a whole lotta’ Jesus.

7 comments… add one
  • I’m totally in love with this! Yummy.Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  • Kit Kats are my grandson’s favorite candy from Halloween this year. I’d love to try and make this for him!

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