Homemade Kit Kats (Vegan & Gluten Free)

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These Homemade Kit Kats are a healthier version of the original candy bar. They are vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, easy to make and incredibly delicious!

A nostalgic treat – Kit Kats were one of my favorite candy bars growing up. Have you ever wondered what’s in a real Kit Kat? Well, it’s comprised of wafers, milk chocolate, and of course, lots of sugar, artificial flavors, chemicals and preservatives. I’ve missed this chocolate crunch bar over the years so I set out to make a copy-cat version. Alas, I have created a healthier version of the Kit Kat that is vegan, gluten free, and made without sugar but it still tastes amazing!

Homemade Kit Kats Ingredients

Almond Flour – blanched.

• Cornstarch

Refined Coconut Oil – make sure to use refined coconut oil as it’s neutral flavored and doesn’t taste like coconut.

Maple Syrup – substitute agave if needed.

Vanilla Extract

Vegan Chocolate Chips – I typically use Enjoy Life, Hu Kitchen, or Trader Joe’s brand (yes it’s naturally non-dairy!)

How To Make Homemade Kit Kats

Making candy at home doesn’t get much easier than this! In a bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients, then stir in the wet ingredients until a dough forms. Form the dough into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Then roll out the dough until it’s very thin, about 1/8-1/4-inch. Cut rectangles that are 3 1/2-inch (L) by 3/4-inch (W). Bake the rectangles, then let them cool completely. Grab 3 of the cookies and spread melted chocolate over 2 of them. Then, stack the 3 cookies, placing the plain cookie on the top. Freeze, dip in chocolate and enjoy! It’s as simple as that. After making these you’ll be as happy as a kid in a candy store.

If you try these Homemade Kit Kats, be sure to let me know how you liked them by leaving a comment or review, it means so much!

More Vegan Candy Recipes

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Homemade Kit Kats (Vegan & Gluten Free)

These Homemade Kit Kats are a healthier version of the original candy bar. They are vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, easy to make & incredibly delicious!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 8 -10 Kit Kats
Author: Megan

Ingredients

Cookie

Chocolate Filling

Chocolate Coating

Instructions

  • To a large mixing bowl add all the cookie ingredients: almond flour, cornstarch, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir until a dough forms. Shape the dough into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and place in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up a bit.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Prepare two long pieces of parchment paper and place the dough in the center of one piece and place the second piece of parchment paper on top of the dough. Roll the dough between the 2 pieces of parchment paper until about 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick. We want the dough to be pretty thin, but not too thin that you can’t pick it up.
  • Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut out rectangles that are 3 1/2-inch (L) and 3/4-inch (W). See my video here for visual instruction. Re-roll the scraps of the dough and continue cutting until all the dough is gone. If the dough becomes too wet while you’re cutting the shapes, pop it back in the freezer for a little to firm up.
  • Transfer the rectangles to the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool completely on the baking tray. This is important, since we are using almond flour, the cookies need to properly set. They will feel underbaked when you take them out of the oven, but as they cool they firm up.
  • Melt the 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth.
  • Once the cookies have cooled completely, gather 3 rectangles (for each Kit Kat bar) and put aside. You should have about 8 groups of 3 cookies.
  • For each group, on 2 of the 3 cookies, spread about 1/2 teaspoon of the melted chocolate across the top. Then layer the 3 cookies on top of each other. The top cookie should be the one without any chocolate. Repeat with the other groups.
  • Place them in the freezer for at least an hour.
  • In a small bowl melt the vegan chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second increments until completely melted.
  • Dip each Kit Kat bar into the chocolate and use a fork to turn it over, coating the entire bar in the chocolate. Then place the bar back on the parchment lined baking tray. Repeat with each bar. If you have extra melted chocolate, drizzle it on top of your Kit Kat bars once the chocolate shell has set. 
  • Place the Kit Kat's in the fridge for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate has set. Enjoy!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so it should only be used as an approximation.

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