How to Make Homemade Kit Kat Bars

by Claire Hesseltine

These already-delicious bars are made even better with chocolate ganache. Try them out, and let me know how it goes!


  • For the ganache:
  • 1 Cup Semisweet chocolate chips
  • ⅔ Cups Heavy cream
  • For assembling the bars:
  • 3 Tort Wafers
  • 3 Cups Chocolate chips
  • 2 Teaspoons Coconut oil, optional
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Ok, here's the deal. I've seen tons of Kit Kat recipes. Most of them include club crackers. Club crackers?! No! I want the delicious wafers that are actually used in Kit Kats. So I tried making some..

    Step 2

    ...and they did not turn out quite how I wanted. Instead, I went online and ordered some Tort Wafers from this awesome place called Parthenon Foods. Five wafers come in a pack, and I bought two packs.

    Step 3

    Don't think they paid me to advertise or anything. I'm just telling you what I did.

    Step 4

    Here are the wafers in the package.

    Step 5

    Heat the milk in a saucepan until just boiling.

    Step 6

    Put your chocolate in a small bowl.

    Step 7

    Pour the hot milk over the chocolate.

    Step 8

    Let it sit for a few seconds and start whisking.

    Step 9


    Step 10

    Cover it and let it thicken in the fridge until about the texture of Nutella.

    Step 11

    Note: If you want crispier Kit Kats, replace the ganache with plain melted chocolate. The ganache doesn't make them mushy, the wafers just don't remain quite as crunchy.

    Step 12

    Cut the wafers in half. Spread some ganache over one piece.

    Step 13

    Experiment with using different fillings to replace the ganache. Salted caramel, maybe? Raspberry preserves? Try different combinations. Orange and chocolate? Pistachio and raspberry? Let me know!

    Step 14

    Sandwich another wafer half on top and press down firmly. Place something that's relatively heavy on top to weigh it down and put it in the freezer for five minutes.

    Step 15

    After five minutes, take it out.

    Step 16

    Spread some more ganache on top.

    Step 17

    Sandwich it, press down firmly, and return the objects on top. Place it back in the freezer.

    Step 18

    Guess what you do now? Yep. Spread on some ganache.

    Step 19

    Stack another wafer on. I think you know what to do now.

    Step 20

    Repeat the process until all the wafer halves have been used up.

    Step 21

    While its in the freezer for the last five minutes, temper your chocolate. Add the coconut oil to thin out the chocolate if it's too thick.

    Step 22

    Step 23

    Cut the giant Kit Kat down to the size you want.

    Step 24

    Here's how big I made mine.

    Step 25

    Coat them in the chocolate, and place them on a parchment-lined tray. Return them to the freezer to harden up.

    Step 26