Tuesday, August 27, 2013

You want me to do what with my mixer?

So, these are called Copycat Kit Kat Bites.  I think in theory sure – they sound like they might be a little like Kit Kats… Chocolate on the top and bottom, crispy middle.  But Kit Kats?  I didn’t have choruses of “Give me a break” running through my head when I ate these.

This was one of the more interesting recipes I’ve made in a long time.  Melting butter, cream and sugar together, then making a ganache of sorts, in my mixer with marshmallows and lots of chocolate?  Just so strange.  I was worried about molten marshmallows flying out and burning an innocent bystander.   It actually worked really well and the end product was pretty tasty.

These bars are kind of like chocolate covered Rice Krispy bars.  Have fun making this one – don’t let the marshmallows get out of hand!

Copycat Kit Kat Bites
What you need!

3/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
25 regular sized marshmallows (not the mini and not the jumbo for roasting)
1 cup milk chocolate morsels
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
5 cup rice krispies cereal
11 oz butterscotch morsels
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

Make it!
In a large mixing bowl, add marshmallows, milk chocolate morsels, 1 cup of semi-sweet morsels and baking chocolate. Set aside.
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).
Melt butterscotch and 1 cup of semi-sweet morsels together in microwave bowl for one minute. Stir and heat at 30 second intervals until fully melted.
In a large bowl, combine rice cereal, melted butterscotch and about 1/3 of the chocolate mixture. Mix completely.
In a parchment paper lined 13x9 baking dish, pour 1/3 of chocolate mixture onto bottom, spreading with a knife until bottom of dish is covered. Top with cereal mixture. Press firmly. Pour remaining 1/3 of chocolate mixture over cereal, spreading with a knife. Allow to set up in refrigerator, about 1-2 hours. Remove and cut into bite sized pieces.

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