Watch how to make a giant KitKat chocolate bar

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Chocolate is serious business! Dessert is also serious business, and in 1935, Nestlé introduced a candy that combined cookies and chocolate, the KitKat bar. Unfortunately, to feed a large group of people these tasty morsels, you would need a large number of KitKats.
Elise Strachan solved the problem of how to serve a large group by creating a giant KitKat bar. Strachan, according to her site, is originally from Australia. Trained as a pastry chef, she now maintains a YouTube channel called MyCupcakeAddiction, which features other giant-sized candy bars.
Her giant caramel KitKat combines chocolate, wafers and caramel together in a loaf pan to make a KitKat large enough to serve a dinner party or kids at a birthday party. This piece will make any gathering the talk of the town. The best part is that you don't need an oven to make this delicious dessert. To see detailed instructions, including how to make her caramel, watch the step-by-step video at the end of the article.
No-bake giant KitKat chocolate bar
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Total time: 2 hours
Serves: 16
2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) compound milk chocolate
5 packets of vanilla or chocolate wafer sandwich cookies
1 pint caramel
1. Make the caramel ahead of time or use store-bought. To make Strachan's caramel, watch her instructions at the end of the video.
2. Cut out the letters to spell "KitKat" from cake box cardboard.
3. Melt chocolate in a microwave or over the stove.
4. Place letters backward on the bottom of the loaf pan, with the rough side of the cardboard down. Affix using some melted chocolate.
5. Pour a layer of chocolate over the lettering and smooth the chocolate with a spatula. Tap the pan onto the counter top a couple of times to settle the chocolate and remove air. Smooth the chocolate up the sides of the pan with a spatula and place the pan in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to let the chocolate harden.
6. Pour in caramel and spread over the chocolate. Add a new layer of chocolate over the caramel and tap into place. Add a layer of cookies onto the chocolate, leaving a small gap around the outside edge for chocolate to be poured. Smooth a thin layer of chocolate over the cookies to act as "glue" between the layers. Make as many layers as you need to fill the pan.
7. Pour chocolate over the top of the wafers and down the sides, filling the pan. Smooth with a spatula and tap the pan on the counter to remove air. Wipe off any excess chocolate from the edge of the pan so the candy will pop out easily when cooled. Place pan in refrigerator for about an hour until set.
8. Gently pop the chocolate loose from the edge of the pan. Flip the pan over, and the candy should come out. Using a craft knife, cut around the edges of the cardboard letters to loosen them from the chocolate and lift them off. Brush off any loose chocolate shavings.
Pro tip: Be sure to use a metal loaf pan when making this dessert. The chocolate will contract when cooled and should slip out easily. Also, if your lettering looks a little rough once you remove the letters, use a hairdryer on its lowest setting to gently soften the chocolate and smooth away the rough edges.
The end product is a candy bar to die for. If served at a child's party, it will be the favorite dessert. Nestlé certainly had the right idea, combining chocolate and cookies.
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