Are you a fan of Kit Kat bars but following a gluten-free diet? Don’t worry, you can still enjoy the crunchy, chocolatey goodness of this classic candy treat! With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own homemade gluten-free Kit Kat bars right in the comfort of your own kitchen.
In this article, I’ll provide a step-by-step guide (with pictures) on how to make these delicious treats, as well as some tips and variations to customize the recipe to your own tastes. So grab your apron and let’s get started!
Are Kit Kat Bars Gluten Free?
Traditional Kit Kat bars are not gluten-free, as they contain wheat flour as one of their ingredients. Wheat flour is a common source of gluten, a protein found in certain grains that are hard for some people to tolerate.
However, there are some variations of Kit Kat bars that are specifically marketed as gluten-free. These products may use alternative ingredients such as rice flour or potato starch in place of wheat flour. I recently wrote an article (Are Kit Kats Gluten Free?) that answers any question you might have on the subject and provides the best GF alternatives.
You can also make your own gluten-free Kit Kat bars using the super simple recipe below, which uses only gluten-free ingredients so you can be sure that your candy is completely gluten free.
Gluten Free Kit Kat Recipe
If you’re a fan of Kit Kat bars but following a gluten-free diet, you don’t have to miss out on this classic treat.
This recipe uses Schar Hazlenut wafers to mimic the crunchy inside of the Kit Kat bar. The Schar wafers are available at Walmart or many other grocery stores. Here is a picture of the packaging so you know what to look for.
To make your own gluten-free Kit Kat bars simply take the wafer and dip it in chocolate to create a thin chocolate coating. Even though this recipe is ridiculously easy, the end result is delicious, crunchy bars that are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Whether you’re hosting a party, packing a lunch, or just want a tasty snack, these homemade gluten-free Kit Kat bars are sure to be a hit.
Here is the full recipe!
- 1 bag chocolate chips (splurge on good chocolate - it makes all the difference).
- 3 packets of Schar Hazelnut Wafers (found at Walmart and many grocery stores.
- Pour chocolate chips into a medium microwavable-safe bowl.
- Microwave for 1 minute and then stir. Contiue microwaving 20 seconds at a time, stirring the chocolate in between, until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
- Dip the wafers into the chocolate, completely coating them.
- Set the chocolate-dipped wafers on parchment paper to cool and harden.
Okay, time to wrap up! Here are the things you should know. Most traditional Kit Kat bars are not gluten-free due to the presence of wheat flour in the ingredients list. However, there are some store-bought alternatives to Kit Kat bars that are specifically marketed as gluten-free. They use alternative ingredients such as rice flour or potato starch in place of wheat flour.
If you are following a gluten-free diet and want to enjoy a Kit Kat bar, it is important to check the label carefully to ensure that the product is suitable for your dietary needs.
Or, you can always make your own gluten-free Kit Kat bars at home using the simple recipe above. With a little bit of creativity and some basic ingredients, you can still indulge in the delicious, chocolatey goodness of Kit Kat bars while sticking to your gluten-free diet.
Happy munching 🙂