Saturday, October 8, 2011

Caramel and Kit Kat® Layered Candy Bar

As you can see from the title, there is no concise way to accurately describe this four-layered bar of pure awesomeness. This is especially true because they are even more amazing than the title suggests. It's a Kit Kat® crust, with a peanut butter nougat layer, topped with caramel and then dark chocolate.  Again, awesome...well until you get to the dark chocolate part. As you have probably guessed already, I happily ate the bottom three layers and tossed the top.

You might remember I made something similar several weeks ago. I had a birthday treat request to make them again but with a few adjustments.


Caramel and Kit Kat Layered Candy Bar

Crust
  • 2 bags (10.78oz each) snack-sized Kit Kat bars
  • 8T butter
Filling
  • 1/3c light corn syrup
  • 3T butter, softened
  • 3T peanut butter
  • 1 1/2T water
  • 1 1/4t vanilla
  • Dash salt
  • 3 1/2c powdered sugar
Caramel Layer
  • 1 bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped (Do things like this really need to be said?)
  • 2T water
Topping
  • 1 bag (12oz) dark chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Line 9x13 pan with non-stick foil.
  2. Pulverize Kit Kat bars in food processor
  3. Melt butter and immediately pour over Kit Kat crumbs and stir until the chocolate starts getting all melty.
  4. Smash Kit Kat mix into foil-lined pan and stick it in the fridge to chill. 
  5. Beat all filling ingredients, except powdered sugar, on medium speed until creamy and smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until well blended. Press filling over cookie base. Refrigerate while preparing caramel layer.
  6. In saucepan, heat caramels and 2T water over low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted. Spread evenly over filling. Refrigerate about 15 minutes or until caramel layer is firm.
  7. Melt chocolate chips. Spread evenly over caramel layer. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chocolate is set. Cut and serve.
This recipe is like so many that I enjoy in that is easily alterable. You can choose to include whatever kind of nuts you prefer in the caramel, or, as was the case here, no nuts at all. And the melted chocolate on top can be any kind you desire. 

The Kit Kat crust was pure genius; it was so tasty and a heck of a lot easier to make than I had anticipated. I think these were even more popular than the original version. I sure liked them better.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Becky,
    How are you? 
    My name is Jaqueline and I work on an advertising agency in Portugal – JWT Lisbon.
    We are responsible for the Kit Kat account in our country.
    We spotted the amazing photo/ recipe you have of Caramel and Kit Kat® Layered Candy Bar :)
    Do you allow us to use this image on a FB post? We will include your credits (name of your site). The copy will have a link for your blog: http://thecerealbaker.blogspot.pt/2011/10/caramel-and-kit-kat-layered-candy-bar.html
    In the future if we want to use your images, do you allow us?
    Thanks for your help!
    We will wait for your feedback,
    Best Regards,
    Jaqueline

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