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Healthy Kit Kat Bars Recipe


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Healthyish Kit Kat Bars

Stephanie Gallagher
This recipe for kit kat bars is slightly healthy, thanks to the use of brown rice syrup in place of the caramel mixture in the filling. The result is a dessert that is just as sweet and crunchy as regular homemade kit kat bars, but with less processed sugar. Even better: This recipe is a cinch to make, and it makes a perfect picnic or bake sale dessert, too.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 36 kit kat bars


  • 1 package organic crackers, such as Saltines (you won't need the whole package)
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1-1/4 cups brown rice syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter


  1. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Place a layer of crackers in the bottom, making sure that the dish is fully covered (if it isn't, break crackers in half to fit).

  2. Place butter, brown rice syrup, brown sugar and milk in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add graham cracker crumbs. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.

  3. Pour half of the syrup mixture over the crackers, smoothing over crackers with a spatula. Place a layer of crackers on top of the syrup, again breaking up crackers if necessary to fit.

  4. Top with remaining syrup and another layer of crackers, pressing down lightly, so the crackers are moistened with the syrup.

  5. Heat chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat or in the microwave on 50% power until melted. Pour over the top layer of crackers.

  6. Refrigerate the bars until the chocolate is set.
Cut into squares to serve.

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