Baked Kit Kats

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I’m a sucker for all the seasonal and weird snacks that come out in Japan – I just can’t help but want to try them! I heard about 焼きキットカット(grilled or baked Kit Kats) and knew that I needed some! Now one doesn’t simply toss their Kit Kats into a toaster oven; there is a special method to grilling them to get them just right. They made a whole website for it!

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The packaging says that this is a special recipe made for toasting and DOES NOT recommend putting regular Kit Kats in the toaster. I had some pudding flavored Kit Kats and I also bought a bag of normal chocolate ones that could be toasted (it had a little toaster icon on the packaging).

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I didn’t have a toaster at the time so I used the fish grill on my stove. Almost all Japanese houses have one. Izzy helped me with the precise positioning of the Kit Kats.

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In they went! At first all that happened was that the chocolate started melting – we were worried that it was going to just turn into a melty puddle!

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But eventually the tops started to get brown like in the picture.

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The directions warned us not to leave them in too long or they would burn, but we wanted them a little more well done than this. Living on the edge!

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And finished! The directions told us to let them cool but I wanted to scarf them down right away! So we stuck them in the freezer for a few minutes to help them harden a little.

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Finally ready! Izzy and I had one of each flavor. It really made sense for the pudding ones since it had a toasty creme brulee effect, yum! The chocolate ones were also good toasted but didn’t really benefit as much. I thought it was a really fun idea! I’m not really sure if the crap about it being a unique recipe for toasting is true, but I think it would probably work with regular American Kit Kats as well.

I was wondering if they would ever release toasted Kit Kats for the American market but I think most people would think it was a waste of time and they’d probably sue if they got melted chocolate on themselves somehow anyway, so I don’t think they’d bother doing it.

Thank you for reading! Would toasted Kit Kats work in your country?

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5 thoughts on “Baked Kit Kats

  1. Urgh… That sounds so… weird…
    When I was living in the UK deep fried Mars bars were the latest fad! Could never bring myself to try. I did have a Mars fondue once though & ended up liking it.
    That being said, the pudding ones do look intriguing.

    • Oh they have something similar in the US – deep fried Snickers bars – but I never tried that either, not because I didn’t want to but I just never found any.

      It wasn’t that weird tasting! It wasn’t that different from a normal Kit Kat.

  2. J was desperate to try these, he went and got them the day they were released! I thought it was a fun idea, but the pudding ones tasted a bit chalky to me once cooked. Have you been to the KitKat store in Tokyo yet? I meant to go last time I was there but didnt have time…theres a cafe too I think? England doesnt really get fun KitKat flavours, so doubt they will catch on there… I liked you step by step photos with the KitKats they came out just as on the poster! 😀 x

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