Monday, May 13, 2013

Kit Kat Bars

This is another recipe I found on Pinterest.  I love Kit Kat bars, so if I could almost make my own how awesome would that be?!

This recipe can also easily be made gluten free!  Just buy gluten free Rice Krispies and make sure your products have no risk of contamination.   You can also substitute peanut butter for the peanut butter chocolate chips.

Kit Kat Bars
Recipe Adapted From Shugary Sweets



Ingredients

3/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
25 regular sized marshmallows
12 oz milk chocolate chips
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
5 cup Rice Krispies cereal
11 oz butterscotch chips
1 cup peanut butter chips


Directions

In a large bowl, combine the marshmallows, milk chocolate, and baking chocolate.

In a large pot bring the sugar, cream and butter to a boil over medium-high heat.  Let the mixture boil for 4 minutes while constantly stirring.  After 4 minutes, remove from the stove and pour the hot mixture over the marshmallows and chocolate.  Immediately use an electric mixer to combine the two until everything has melted and it is completely smooth.  After a few minutes the butter will start to separate, just mix some more right before pressing into the pan.

Melt the butterscotch and peanut butter chips either on a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second intervals.

Mix the melted chips and Rice Krispies together in a large bowl along with 1/3 of the chocolate mixture until evenly distributed.  

Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper and press 1/2 of the remaining chocolate mixture onto the bottom.  I found it worked best when I used the back of a large spoon.

Pour the cereal mixture over top and press down firmly so that the top is smooth.  

Press the rest of the chocolate mixture on top of the cereal mixture and allow the bars to set up in the refrigerator for about an hour before cutting.

Enjoy!