This is the best ever Vegan Kit Kat Bars recipe! If you love dark chocolate combined with sugar wafer cookies, this will be your favorite vegan sweet! This vegan homemade Kit Kat bar recipe is a great recipe!
Give me a break. I mean really, what did you expect would happen when the harried nurse came at me with a needle, looking like she was thirty minutes past due for her cigarette break?
I passed out. Of course, it wasn’t immediate. Several steps occurred before I reached that point, but it did happen. Of course before I passed out, I did get to eat a few of those delicious sugar wafers. You know the ones I’m talking about?
That’s the one thing about giving blood I’ve always looked forward to. I never really thought about just buying them at the store and having them at home, but that’s about to change…now I’ve learned dipping them in chocolate magically transforms sugar wafers into Homemade Vegan Kit Kat Bars.
I will give blood again some day, but for now I’m giving myself a break…and making these Homemade Vegan Kit Kat Bars. I consider it part of my recovery process.
Why is it called a Kit Kat?
There is a history to the use of the term Kit Kat. It was referred to as cake served at a political meeting at a club called the Kit-Kat. I guess the owner thought the name was kind of catchy, because it was used to launch a line of chocolates. Learn more about the history of the Kit Kat Bar, but all the same, the candy is a wafer with creme filling covered in chocolate.
Are Kit Kats Vegan?
The typical store-bought Kit Kat Bars are made with milk chocolate, and that’s not vegan. There are some varieties of milk chocolate that are made with plant-based milk, but the milk chocolate used in Kit Kats have dairy in them. The good news is it’s an easy fix to make your own homemade vegan kit kat bars.
Are Dark Chocolate Kit Kats Dairy Free?
You may also ask are dark chocolate kit kat vegan? It’s truly disappointing that the Dark Chocolate Kit Kat bars are not dairy-free. That’s because the chocolate used by Hershey’s is made with dairy. Let’s hope that someday soon they’ll make the easy switch to removing dairy in their dark chocolate. I believe it’s on their radar because they are now making dairy-free chocolate chips.
In the meantime, if you love this favorite candy bar, Here’s a delicious vegan Kit Kat alternative!
How to Make Vegan Kit Kat Bars
It’s easy to make this yummy dark chocolate Kit Kat vegan recipe!
Step One: Prepare the Chocolate
First, you place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe container and stir in the coconut oil, making sure each of the chips are coated. Microwave for 22 seconds, then stir. Then microwave for 11 seconds and stir. Repeat until the chocolate is melted.
Step Two: Dip Wafers in Chocolate
Then grab one of the sugar wafers and use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the cookie, until it is thoroughly coated. Place it on the waxed paper. Continue this process until you’re either out of chocolate, or cookies, or you have all the kit kat bars you need.
Step Three: Allow the Chocolate to Set
Next, the chocolate needs to set. You can either place the cookie sheet full of still wet chocolate covered kit kat bars on the counter at room temperature or place it in the fridge until the chocolate has hardened. The fridge will speed up this process greatly.
That’s all it takes to make homemade vegan kit kat bars! Do your best not to eat them all at once!
Use these expert tips to make this recipe perfect every time:
- The recipe calls for dark chocolate. I used Sprouts dark chocolate chips because they’re dairy-free. However, you can also use semi-sweet dark chocolate bars in the baking section.
- I use coconut oil to soften the chocolate and give it the perfect consistency for dipping. If you don’t like the flavor of coconut, use refined coconut oil.
- You can leave the dipped bars on the counter until the chocolate sets, or you can place them in the fridge to make that process go more quickly
- I recommend storing these in the fridge to keep them fresh longer and to keep the chocolate crispy.
- Of course, the vanilla wafers are best, but you can also buy a pack with strawberry and/or chocolate wafer cookies and it’s a nice change of pace in flavor too!
How to Make Homemade Kit Kat Bar
Of course, you can make your own wafers too, but that’s just SO much work. Don’t believe me? Watch this pastry chef attempt to make homemade Kit Kats. I’m worn out just watching it!
If you’re wondering where to buy the sugar wafers used in this recipe, I have used the Keebler variety found in the cookie section of the local grocery store.
I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!
Vegan Kit Kat Bars
- 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 24 sugar wafer cookies (vanilla or multi-flavored will work (check the label to make sure it’s free of dairy products)
- Tear off a piece of wax paper and place it over a cookie sheet.
- Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe container and stir in the coconut oil, making sure each of the chips are coated. Microwave for 22 seconds, then stir. Then microwave for 11 seconds and stir. Repeat until the chocolate is melted.
- Grab one of the sugar wafers and use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the cookie, until it is thoroughly coated. Place it on the waxed paper. Continue this process until you’re either out of chocolate, or cookies, or you have all the kit kat bars you need.
- Place the cookie sheet full of still wet chocolate covered kit kat bars in the fridge until the chocolate has hardened.