I went to a football game on Sunday. It always amazes me how little I actually have my eyes on the players watching the game. I watch the cheerleaders and the mascot. I survey other patron’s concessions purchases. I listen to the foul language of the “true sports fans”. i think about which confections I have waiting for me at home to be photographed and consumed. On Sunday, this idea was particularly distracting from the football game because I had these babies waiting for me to capture their close-up and devour them.
I have had this idea for homemade Kit Kat bars swirling around in my head for quite awhile now. Especially after practically eating my weight in candy bars during Halloween time, I knew I had to finally try executing this homemade version. I opted for a peanut butter version because I remember when you could buy Peanut Butter Kit Kats (can you still??) and how truly amazing they were.
For the iconic wafer-y crunch of a Kit Kat, I used Wasa Crisp n’ Light 7 Grain crackers which are so light and airy that they replicate the crispiness of a Kit Kat perfectly. The bars are filled with a smooth and sweet peanut butter mixture and to coat the bars in chocolate, I melted a bag of milk chocolate Hershey Kisses. I found that the Kisses with about 1/2 tsp of oil added to them made for easy dipping and the smoothest chocolate coating.