Vegan Kit Kat

These vegan kit kat bars are the laziest of the copycat recipes. Smooth dairy-free chocolate coating with the crunch of the delicate wafers is so good! With a 5 minute prep time and just three ingredients, you will be shocked by how easily this homemade candy bar comes together. By the way, they can be made gluten-free!

vegan kit kat bars on a brown tray
  • This recipe is beyond simple. I used three basic ingredients, and one ingredient is optional. Chocolate and wafers are all you really need!
  • Because these take just 5 minutes to prep, you can go the extra mile at your next potluck or dinner party. I love bringing a bonus lazy dessert along with my main dish.
  • The delicate crunch of the wafer is so light and crisp you’ll want to make these again and again!
  • While these vegan kit kat bars are considered candy they’re some of the lightest desserts I’ve made. Lighter than cake, lighter than cookies. Super airy and utterly delectable.
  • These dairy-free chocolate treats will please a crowd!
  • Gluten-free wafers are available in the world which means gluten-free kit kat bars are damn near at your finger tips.

Why are these lazy?
Spoiler alert. We’re not making wafers by hand. I know you’re disappointed that we’re not going to partake in labor-intensive kitchen tasks, but I trust we can still be friends.

Let me shout it from the rooftops once more. Three ingredients, that’s all, and you can even kick one ingredient to the curb.

Do you own some chocolate chips? Me too, look we’re halfway there. Can you hike yourself to the grocery store to find some wafers? Great, I knew you could. Do you own some coconut oil? No, you don’t well that’s okay we’ll go without.

With two ingredients and 5 minutes of prep, this couldn’t get any simpler.

vegan kit kat bars on a brown tray

Why are these vegan kit kat bars so good?
So many desserts are wonderfully flaky or creamy but how many are crisp and delicate? This light, an airy treat is coated in smooth dairy-free chocolate over the crunchy wafer layers. So good!

Where to find vegan wafers?
Brace yourself. Everywhere.

So many wafers are vegan except the ones at my closest Whole Foods. I went to Kroger and saw a Mexican brand that passed the test! Walmart has you covered, and everyone has you covered. Dude, there’s even gluten-free wafers on the market!

How to make vegan kit kat bars

  1. Melt 7 ounces of chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon coconut oil (oil is optional)
  2. Dip wafers into chocolate
  3. Let as much excess chocolate drip off
  4. Lay coated waters on a baking sheet
  5. Chill in the fridge until chocolate coating is solid

Different ways to make these your own

  • There so many wafer flavors out there, strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, etc
  • You can make these super fancy by drizzling any leftover chocolate across the top
  • Crushed pistachios or a dusting of freeze-dried raspberries along the top would be beautiful
  • Vegan white chocolate does exist! Amazon sells dairy-free white chocolate chips that melt perfectly for this kind of treat. White chocolate coating with red and green sprinkles would look majorly festive for the holidays!
  • Need gluten-free kit kat bars in your life? I’ve seen a gluten-free, vegan wafer that’s lemon flavor on amazon. You’ve got options.
vegan kit kat bars on a brown tray

To add coconut oil or to not add coconut oil, this is always the questions.

To get the smoothest shell coating to impress all of your friends you’ll want to add a little coconut oil to your chocolate chips. But the trade-off will be your lovely chocolate coating will melt in your hand instantly.

Coconut oil has a lower melting point. Just hold coconut oil in your hand and watch it soften right into your skin. Contrast that with holding chocolate chips in your hand.

You can leave out coconut oil, but your coating will be thicker and spread less evenly.

Again, if your life’s mission is to make your kit kat bars look high class, then you’ll want to allow as much excess chocolate to drip off of your wafers before laying them down. If you lay them down with a ton of chocolate, there will be a blob effect to the bottom side of the bars.

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vegan kit kat bars on a brown tray

7-ounce chocolate chips (1.5 cups)
1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
pack of wafers

  1. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together. I used a microwave, and I did short 15 second bursts. I stirred every 15 seconds and stopped as soon as the chocolate was 90% melted. Don’t overheat!
  2. Dip wafers into chocolate and lightly shake wafers to get excess chocolate off
  3. Lay coated wafers on a lined baking sheet and chill them in the fridge until chocolate has hardened

You can melt chocolate chips in a double boiler on the stove. A double boiler is the most gentle way to melt chocolate.

If microwaving chocolate without coconut oil go extra slow, if you rush the melting process, then the chocolate will overheat and seize up. Adding coconut oil will help the chocolate melt a much more evenly.

Allow as much excess chocolate to drip off of the wafer for more Pinterest worthy look. Too much chocolate will create a blob of chocolate spread out on the bottom.

Since the chocolate coating is pretty thin, your kit kat bars won’t take long to set in the fridge — less than 30 minutes in most cases.

Store kit kat bars in the fridge especially if using coconut oil in the recipe. They stay good for a week.