I must have been really excited to share this post with you yesterday because while I was in the early stages of writing the post, I decided to hit publish instead of save draft. It was really no big deal and I quickly marked the post as private and it disappeared from my blog. Whew. Well, 10 minutes later, I saw the unfinished post pop up in Google Reader! Cue mini freak out. My apologies if you saw a post pop up without an actual recipe. What a tease! Not knowing what to do, I tried to overwrite the post with “ummmm ahhhh sorry, I will be back tomorrow with the post!” message, so you may have witnessed that hilarity instead.
Moral of the story: Do NOT trust me with a computer when I’m on cold meds…ever.
I don’t have much patience when it comes to many things – organization of any kind, taxes, traffic, slow computers, waiting for food to cool…and apparently, writing blog posts. Finicky desserts are high on the list too. Trust me, I have no idea how I ever made these cookies a few years ago. Who was that girl? Luckily, I’m high in persistence and determination (read: stubborn as heck), which is why I stuck with these Kit Kat knock-offs despite my dwindling attention span. After making a third trial this morning, I finally decided on a recipe to share with you.
And I never want to see another Kit Kat bar again.
That is, until the next chocolate craving hits. If you don’t mind spreading several layers of melted chocolate onto thin, easy-to-break wafers and freezing it all several times, then this dessert is for you. If you tend to get distracted by shiny objects like I do, consider yourself warned.
Orange tin-foil candy wrappers are just so pretty…
Now, it’s been years since I’ve had a Kit Kat bar, but from what I remember there are 2 layers – wafers and chocolate. Whoop-dee-doo. I wanted to spruce things up a little so I made homemade coconut whipped cream blended with cocoa powder and maple syrup. Why not?
And of course, melted chocolate. I also added a thick peanut butter layer because it obviously goes amazing with chocolate. I found the tort wafers at Bulk Barn (about the size of a sheet of paper – 5 per package). If anyone else knows where to purchase tort wafers, please leave a comment below!
Speaking of patience, here are step-by-step photos with captions for all the visual learners out there. If you click on the first picture you can click through the entire (enlarged) slideshow all at once. The full recipe is linked at the bottom of the post.
The leftover chocolate whipped cream made the perfect dipping cream for the kit kat bars!
Did I mention this is not a health food?
Note to self: When you leave a huge plastic spider in the kitchen sink, you WILL scream at the sight of it several times throughout the day.
In the end, I’m quite happy with how these turned out. Due to the fussy nature of the bars, I’d probably rather make my Homemade Rolo recipe because 1) it’s much faster, 2) these bars are messy to make, and 3) I like the taste of the date caramel better.
Just my two cents. :) Maybe some of you crafty bakers can make a hybrid of the two?
To email, print, or text this recipe, click here.
I’m hoping to get rid of this awful cold as soon as possible. I’m drinking green things and oodles of tea, eating homemade soup, and trying to keep Sketchie from eating a bag of fresh rolls that are for a photoshoot later today (don’t ask…).
Have a great weekend!
I make that same chocolate coconut whipping cream as a dipping sauce for fruit! Posted it a couple weeks back and it is truly decadent right?! I used dark cocoa and it’s truly amazing and soooo much better than traditional whipping cream. I was never a fan of kit kat bars, more of a butterfinger girl, but yours look really good. I bet you were worn out from all those trials. I know how that feels! My kitchen is a war zone all the time, haha! All the photos definitely help it not to seem too difficult.
This should get an award for the most ambitious recipe ever! Kudos :)
these look great! I wish I had the patience to make them haha
Wow!!! These look soooooooooooooooo amazing, I’m drooling hahaha!
I will be making them soon, but I have a question about your snack-size baked oatmeal: aren’t you turning some of the omega 3 fats in the flax seeds into omega 6 fats when you bake them in the oven, or is that untrue? I was just wondering, thanks!
I’m not sure, but if you are concerned about this you can certainly bake the squares at a lower temperature for a longer amount of time. Enjoy!
Hi! I’ve been following you for a while. Love your blog and your recipes. I just made your pumpkin pie brownies last night for my sister-in-law’s birthday as a “test” for Thanksgiving. HUGE hit! Kit Kats were always my favorite candy & adding PB?!? Whoa!! Two questions: 1. Do you think almond butter would work? And 2. Is it okay if I share the pumpkin pie brownies on my blog (http://myveganture.wordpress.com/) referencing you, of course. P.S. I also made your twice baked bar nuts for my Hubby, he loves them! Thanks!
Yes I think almond butter would work too. Feel free to reference the recipe on your blog, by the way! So happy you enjoyed it.
I live in constant fear of accidentally hitting “publish” instead of “save as draft”!!!! You are so funny though, and obviously it wasn’t a big deal!! :)
These look amazing, I am loving all the Halloween recipes so far!! Kit Kats are my faves, and I wish I could just reach in and grab these!!
Whilst visiting my parents earlier today, I showed them sneak previews of my favourite blogs, yours being one of them. My mother, a complete anti-vegan, anti-MY-lifestyle, expressed with excitement “Oh! Kit Kats!” So you intrigued my mother. Good job. :D
whohoo impressed the mom! ;)
These look amazing! Kit Kats were definitely my fave once upon a time.
I haven’t seen the individual sheets of wafer anywhere. I was thinking for a less labor intensive knockoff, you could just dip those rectangular vanilla wafer cookies in chocolate. I’m almost certain they don’t contain any animal products in the ingredients.
Oh my goodness, these looks aaaahmazing :) I don’t know where I would find wafer though, but would love to try it :)
All of these candy treats are too much! But they look so good.
Just an observation, but as a dedicated reader of your blog for about three years I feel like I have to tell you I’m not as excited to read the blog anymore. I used to get to work and click over to your site first thing. But I have found since you have started what I believe is the busy schedule you have with your book (which I am very excited about) your blog entries just have not been what they used to be, nor are they as often. It’s been awhile since I was really inspired here. This isn’t hate mail by any means, I just thought I should let you know. At least for me Ohsheglows, which I used to tell EVERYONE about has lost its spark for me. :(
Hey Misty, I’m sorry to hear that you feel that way. I work extremely hard on my blog and book (about 65-70 hours a week no less) and this is very discouraging to hear. Perhaps you might consider the work that goes into maintaining a recipe blog while working on a cookbook and other endeavors. It’s not easy and I’m sorry that I can’t be everything you are looking for. Can you be more specific about what you mean? I wasn’t clear on it. Either way, I do appreciate your honest feedback and I wish you all the best.
I couldn’t disagree more. Keep up the great work, Angela!
I am thinking about doing this with a healthy twist. I am thinking of making protein bars like this but with Raw Protein power mixed with almond butter…kind of like PowerCrunch bars…hmmm
You have a vegan cookbook coming out?
That’s marvelous :D
Plz stop by Los Angeles for a book signing hehe
Shucks, sorry, wrong email above
Anyway, I’ll be making these vegan Kit Kat soon, I’m slowly gathering up all the ingredients:)
Now a signing in LA would be fun! I believe LA is in my top 10 cities (where readers are from) according to google analytics.
Angela, you are AMAZING!!!! You always have the BEST ideas!!! :D
Just wanted to say I enjoy your blog very much!
About the torte wafers, I saw them for sale at Honest Eds (Bloor & Bathurst in Toronto) a few years ago, and have been mulling over the idea of making a
giant Kit Kat or Coffee Crisp bar, ever since.
Thought I’d use a mocha hazelnut mixture for the center and cover it with a ganache.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know that you might be able to find the wafers at Honest Eds.
Thanks for the tip!
“Break me off a piece of that!” LOL …I couldn’t resist.
What a neat idea! :)
looks like a healthy comfort food to me…….lol
Making your own kit kat bars sounds like so much fun!
When I have the use of both hands again I will make this!
WOW you are my hero, that is a lot of work! They look amazing!
Hi Angela! I’ve just done a Halloween recipe roundup on my blog and I included this recipe, as well as your Apple Bites, Rolo Knock-Offs, and Twix bars, with a couple of pictures, all with links back to your blog. Please let me know if this is not okay, but I know my readers will enjoy your recipes just as much as I do! Thanks :)
Honey Wafers would make excellent tort wafers! www.honeywafer.com
I was absolutely delighted to stumble across your blog and find this recipe. My boyfriend loves chocolate—especially Kit Kats!—but his intolerance towards lactose has gotten worse and worse over the years. I have been desperately trying to find recipes for lactose free chocolate desserts to make for his upcoming birthday this week, and I could hardly believe my surprise when I came across this. It is perfect; a seemingly delicious lactose free chocolate dessert that would also be impressive in presentation, that is both thoughtful (being my boyfriend’s favourite chocolate) and creative! The step-by-step photos with the captions made making these really easy, by the way, so thank you for that! Also, for those of you wondering, you can find those wafer sheets at most European grocery stores. Ask somebody working there for “tort wafers” used for “tort cakes”… they will usually know what you’re talking about. About 5 sheets come in a pack for roughly $3.
Hey, I was just wondering if there was any way these could be made nut free?? Thanks!
Hey Sarah, I’m sorry not that I know of!
I am dying to make these, but I can’t seem to get the actual recipe. It doesn’t appear on this page, and when I click on the link to print the recipe I get a mostly blank page.
Never mind! It was apparently waiting for me to comment and make a liar out of me. :)
Oh so glad you got it Gail! :)
I can’t wait to make these!!
The recipe is not present :(. It’s a blank page on Pinterest and your website
Hi Noelle, I’m so sorry! An old recipe uploader tool is no longer in use. I will try to dig up the old recipe, but I’m not sure if I will be able to.
Thanks very much for the recipe. I couldn’t find any wafer sheets that didn’t have palm oil (which I boycott), but I found a great alternative – malted wheats (non-Nestle Shreddies alternative)! So I lined these up in rows on a baking sheet, stuck down with a dab of golden syrup so they didn’t move about when I applied the first layer of melted chocolate. It worked great, and came out a bit chunkier and crisper than the original, and very rich. And very delicious! I would attach a photo here but not sure how. Maybe this will work: