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Copycat Kit Kat Bites

These copycat Kit Kat bites are a homemade version of my favorite candy bar. Milk chocolate and crispy rice cereal come together in a bite-sized treat you can enjoy anytime!

Making candy at home is easier than you might think. If you like Three Musketeers bars, give this cool whip candy recipe a try next. Or try our coconut truffles, they taste like mounds candy bars!

Kit Kat Bites cut into squares on a white cutting board.

Why This Candy is Best

Kit Kat bars are perfect for sharing—and these copycat Kit Kat bites are no different!

Instead of chocolate-dipped wafers you can break off and hand to a friend, these kit kats are cut into bite sized pieces. In theory that means you can eat MORE of them, right?

After making these chocolate candy bites a few times, I think I might actually like them more than the original! They have all the best parts of a kit kat plus a few elements of other candy bars I love.

  • Chocolate layers on the top, bottom AND center.
  • Chewy peanut butter and butterscotch (like a Watchamacallit).
  • Easy to make. No candy thermometer needed.
  • Perfect for sharing!

If you love homemade candy recipes, be sure to try our peanut butter cups. They taste even better than Reese’s!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make homemade kit kats.

Here’s what I used to make my homemade Kit Kat bites:

  • Unsalted Butter – Using unsalted allows me to control the saltiness of the candy bars.
  • Heavy cream – Dissolves the sugar for a creamy candy base.
  • Sugar – Sweetens the candy.
  • Marshmallows – Makes the center softer and chewier. Use our homemade marshmallows for a delicious twist.
  • Milk chocolate morsels – It’s not a copycat Kit Kat without chocolate!
  • Unsweetened baking chocolate – For an even richer chocolate flavor.
  • Rice Krispies cereal – Imitates the crunchy wafer center of original Kit Kats.
  • Butterscotch morsels – Gives the rice cereal a richer, sweeter flavor.
  • Peanut butter morsels – The hint of nuttiness adds the perfect “extra something” to the kit kat bites.
Step by step photos showing how to make homemade kit kat bars.

Tips and Tricks

  • Store the Kit Kat bites in a tupperware container in the fridge. They stay wonderfully crispy even a few days later!
  • Use a a very sharp knife to cut these bars! You want smooth and even edges. Your go-to knife for cutting Rice Krispy Treats will work well here, too.
  • Keep an eye on the butter and sugar while it’s boiling! Spilled over boiled sugar makes for a sticky mess.

Recipe FAQs

What can I use instead of peanut butter chips?

If you don’t like peanut butter, swap out the peanut butter morsels for more butterscotch morsels in this copycat kit kat bites recipe. Or visa versa!

Why did my peanut butter and butterscotch mixture get hard?

The melted morsels may “seize” if heated for too long. You can prevent this my microwaving the mixture for 15-20 seconds at a time, stirring after each increment. Remember the morsels will continue to melt after you remove them from the microwave.
Unfortunately, once the melted mixture seizes (hardens) it’s impossible to fix. You will have to throw it out and start again.

Can I freeze kit kats?

Yes, you can freeze these kit kat candy bites. Thawing may affect the texture and make the center less crispy. I prefer to store them in the refrigerator where they keep well for about 5-7 days!

Kit kat bites spread on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and cut into small squares.

More Copycat recipes

Yield: 96 pieces

Copycat Kit Kat Bites

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

These copycat Kit Kat bites are a homemade version of my favorite candy bar. Milk chocolate and crispy rice cereal come together in a bite-sized treat you can enjoy anytime!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 25 regular sized marshmallows
  • 12 ounce milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 4 ½ cups rice krispies cereal
  • 11 ounce butterscotch morsels
  • 1 cup peanut butter morsels

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, add marshmallows, milk chocolate morsels and baking chocolate. Set aside.
    2. In a large pot, bring to a boil the sugar, cream and butter (over medium high heat). Once boiling, continue to boil for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Pour hot mixture over marshmallows and chocolate. Using an electric mixer, beat until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth (about 2 minutes).
    3. Melt butterscotch and peanut butter morsels together in microwave bowl for one minute. Stir and heat at 30 second intervals until fully melted.
    4. In a large bowl, combine rice cereal, melted butterscotch and about ⅓ of the chocolate mixture. Mix completely.
    5. In a parchment paper lined 13x9 baking dish, pour ⅓ of chocolate mixture onto bottom, spreading with a knife until bottom of dish is covered. Top with cereal mixture. Press firmly. Pour remaining ⅓ of chocolate mixture over cereal, spreading with a knife.
    6. Allow to set up in refrigerator, about 1-2 hours. Remove and cut into bite sized pieces. ENJOY!

Notes

  • Store the Kit Kat bites in a tupperware container in the fridge. They stay wonderfully crispy even a few days later!
  • Use a a very sharp knife to cut these bars! You want smooth and even edges. Your go-to knife for cutting Rice Krispy Treats will work well here, too.
  • Keep an eye on the butter and sugar while it's boiling! Spilled over boiled sugar makes for a sticky mess.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    96

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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    A completely satisfying knock off of the brand name chocolate bar, Homemade Kit Kat bites are an easy no-bake treat.

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    Posted on July 7, 2022

    Comments & Reviews

    1. This looks way better than a kitkat bar to me. I think the best part of a kitkat is the crunch and your bars have way more of the good stuff 🙂 Thanks!

    2. I am seriously speachless… and in love with you. AMAZING!! Need to make these asap and try not to eat them all at once…

    3. I love Kit Kats! I haven’t had them in forever! I remember my Mom always carried a bar in her purse! I have to make these for her, she will love them. Thank you for sharing!

    4. Oh my, these sound delicious! I haven’t had kit kats in forever but I love them. I have an open box of rice krispies right now too – hmmm might have to put them to use to try this out!

    5. Haha, I didn’t see you in your van! If I did I would flashed my lights so you could pull over and give some of these Kit Kat Bites!

    6. These sound SO amazing! I can’t have real marshmallows, so times like this i’m EXTRA glad I found vegetarian marshmallows!

    7. this reminds me of some of my RKTreats and various combos…basically cannot go wrong with chocolate + PB chips + butter + cream.

      And I love Kit Kats! Great job, Aimee!

      1. Thanks Averie. This was delicious, it was basically fudge meet krispie treats. Two layers of fudge with crunchy krispies in the middle. QUITE DELISH.

    8. I love kit kat and can’t wait to try this out. Looks delicious! Hope your little one will get better soon. Happy V-day to you and your family.

    9. Holy Cow, those look good! I can imagine that chocolatey, Rice Krispies crunch as I type! All the other flavors have to just make this mind blowing. Yum! It’s not any old valentines day with those around!

    10. Wow you guys are busy! I’d have a tantrum. 🙂 BUT, if these were waiting for me, maybe not. I hope the sickness goes away quick!!

      1. Thanks Dorothy. I do throw tantrums. But then after a busy day like yesterday, we have a nice relaxing day off school today 🙂

      1. Single, married, single wanting to be married, married wanting to be single…they are equal opportunity treats 🙂

    11. These look amazing!!! (like everything you make:) I love the Kit Kat crunch, and you did a really good job replicating that! Happy “thursday” Valentines Day!
      Leslie

    12. Just tonight my husband and I shared a Kit Kate Chunky bar (our substitute for Valentine’s chocolate) 🙂 You kit kat bites look just like that chunky bar. I love that you are using rice krispies for that!

        1. Did anyone else have trouble to smooth out the topping like I did? It gets hard before youu get a chance to smooth out. I tried cold water but that didn’t help much.

    13. Happy Valentine’s Day!!

      These bites make me wanna sing “gimme a break…gimme a break…break me off a piece of that–“

    14. Oh, I can just tell by reading the ingredients that these are amazing! Andthat pic is making me drool!!! Great post!!!

    15. Aimee, these sound and look fabulous…and more scrumptious than the real thing! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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