Poor Zack. He’s been deprived. He’s been asking me to make him some Homemade Kit Kats for months, but I’ve always either forgotten or decided to make something else.
Last night we were grocery shopping and he picked up a Kit Kat to put in our cart and I said, “okay, okay okay, I will make you some homemade ones when I get home.”
These things are difficult in some ways and easy in others to make. They require no baking (the easy part), but they are nearly impossible to break into bars at the end (the hard part).
The end verdict: Zack says they were very good, but not too much like actual Kit-Kats…I guess I will keep trying.
You can see how poorly they broke up. Some pieces wouldn’t break at all and others shattered.
A view of the bars still in the baking dish. They look yummy to me. 🙂
Homemade Kit Kats
– 1 box square butter crackers (like Club crackers)
– 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
– 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
– 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
– 1/2 cup white sugar
– 1/2 cup milk
– 2 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
– 1 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
– 1 cup peanut butter chips
You need: a 13×9 inch baking dish, a smaller baking dish, plastic wrap, and cooking spray.
Spray the smaller pan with cooking spray and lay crackers edge-to-edge along the bottom.
Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the milk.
Add the sugars and bring to a boil.
Stir in the graham cracker crumbs and cook for 5 minutes.
Pour about 1/2 of the filling over the layer of crackers.
Make another layer of crackers in the same way as the first.
Pour the rest of the filling over your crackers.
Make a third layer of crackers on top.
Cover with cling wrap and put in the refrigerator to firm up (or freezer if you’re in a hurry).
Cut the pan of crackers into sticks after the candy has cooled and then returned to room temperature.
Melt the three kinds of chips in a double boiler, microwave, or candy melter until smooth and creamy. Pay attention, because the butterscotch chips are difficult to get completely melted.
Cover a larger baking dish in plastic wrap. Pour in a layer of chocolate and allow to set.
Arrange the bars you cut previously on top of the chocolate layer.
Coat the bars in another layer of chocolate, making sure to cover the tops and sides.
Once they’re set, break them up into bars.