Kit Kat Brownies


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Kit Kat Brownies

When I was little, my grandmother used to give me Kit Kats to eat when I went over for lunch. Even so, I was pretty surprised when I heard her tell someone that they were my favorite chocolate bar. Say what? Don’t you know me? It’s Reese’s PB cups, then, now, forever.

But my grandmother hated peanut butter. Wouldn’t even keep it in her house. So you can imagine what a disappointment I was. And I kept getting those Kit Kats.

Maybe that’s why I don’t buy them much now. I mean, they’re tasty. But it’s hard to undo those childhood associations. Even so, I really wanted to give them another shot. Thus, these brownies!

Kit Kat Brownies

You know, Kit Kat bars rock. That’s the thing. And when you put them in brownies, they rock even more. Instead of cutting them into pieces, I put each bar in whole. That way, you get some serious chocolate punch when you bite into the brownie.

Kit Kat Brownies

To keep things simple, I topped the brownies with milk chocolate and accented it with a few more chopped Kit Kats. Whenever I’m baking a brownie that has any kind of candy bar inside, the straight chocolate topping (no ganache, no frosting) is much more reminiscent of an actual candy bar. It’s seriously powerful stuff.

Kit Kat Brownies

Maybe my grandmother just wanted me to share in her love of Kit Kats, and that’s certainly not a bad thing. I wish my daughter loved Reese’s as much as I do, but I’ve got to let her be her own person. And your favorite candy is a very personal choice, right up there with, you know, the important stuff.

Kit Kat Brownies

But as it turns out, I do really like Kit Kat bars, and I like them even more in brownies. Get those chocolate cravings conquered with these guys!

 

Kit Kat Brownies

Ingredients

Brownies
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
1 package (3 bars total with 4 pieces per bar) Kit Kat bars
Topping
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Kit Kat bar, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line an 8 X 8 pan with foil and spray it with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cocoa into the melted butter until it dissolves. Add the sugar and stir again. When the sugar is incorporated, mix in the vanilla and eggs. Add the salt and flour, mixing until just combined.
  3. Place the Kit Kat bars evenly on the bottom of the pan. Of the 12 pieces, use about 11. Leave at least one for garnish later.
  4. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until done.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle on the chocolate chips. Place the pan back in the oven for 2 minutes. While the pan is back in, chop up the remaining Kit Kat(s).
  6. Take out the brownies and spread the chocolate along the top. Sprinkle the Kit Kat pieces on top evenly.
  7. Let the chocolate set until it's similar to frosting in consistency. Cut into squares and serve.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Kit kats and brownies seem like they would be the perfect pair! And these look so rich and decadent, love it! Such a great treat for Friday!
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    1. Mir

      It did make my Friday pretty nice, Gayle! And it’s freezing here, so I need something to perk me up!

  2. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    Food associations can be a wonderful thing. I love that you’re keeping the memories of your childhood alive. I’m more of a Reese’s PB Cup girl myself; however, your pictures sold me on the Kit Kat in a brownie strategy. My roommate in college loved Kit Kats and I used to surprise her with one on her desk after a long week of exams. The next time we get together, I’ll have to whip some of these bad boys up for her.
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    1. Mir

      That was really sweet of you to surprise her! And I’m sure she’ll love them in brownies. Even I, the PB cup fanatic, was sold!

  3. Annie @ ciaochowbambina

    I think Kit Kat and PB Cups are tied for (my) first place favorites! These brownies just might put Kit Kat on top, though! Looks divine, Mir! Thank you!
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    1. Mir

      Well, it’s a pretty good tie, Annie. Even if I can’t quite bring myself to agree with you!

  4. Dannii @ hungry healthy happy

    What are you trying to do to me! Haha.
    I love kit Kats and they are hands down my favourite chocolate bar. Why have I not thought to put them in a brownie before?
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    1. Mir

      Well, I kind of encourage the worst in everyone, Dannii. 🙂 Nah. I ate one and gave the rest away!

  5. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Kit kats are my faves, besides Reese’s of course! I love that you put the bars in whole 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Maybe I should bake with them more, Medha. It just never occurs to me…

  6. Manali @ CookWithManali

    I love kit kat Mir..it has always been one of my favorite chocolates! What a wonderful idea to make brownies out of it, I bet they were delicious! They look so good!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Manali! I guess it’s a lot of people’s favorite. I’ve been ignoring them for a while, but it’s time to start up with them again!

  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    You totally beat me to this!! LOL, they’re so on my list. We LOVE Kit Kats -they’re my daughters favorite. These brownies look PERFECT!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Dorothy. I forgot how much I liked them!

  8. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    These look completely insane Mir! I love the chocolate overload, so awesome! What a great idea throwing kit kats into brownies, yum!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Stacey!

  9. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    These brownies are just too much Mir! I haven’t had a Kit Kat in so long and now I want one…in a brownie! Love these!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Trish! I really need to eat Kit Kats more. They’re so good!

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