This copycat recipe for Homemade Matcha Kit Kat Bars features layers of light vanilla wafers coated with matcha green tea chocolate.
What is a Kit Kat bar?
Similar to Coffee Crisp Bars, Kit Kat Bars are a sweet confectionary featuring layers of vanilla wafers covered with chocolate.
There are "fingers" of wafers that are joined together but can be snapped off individually.
What is matcha?
Matcha is a Japanese finely ground tea powder.
Read more about green tea in my Beginner's Guide to Matcha.
Why you'll love this recipe
This recipe is easy to make and uses store-bought vanilla wafers for convenience.
Making it at home allows you to control how much matcha green tea to add to the Kit Kat bars.
On that same note, these Matcha Kit Kat Bars are not too sweet, since we're using high quality ingredients in the white chocolate and matcha powder.
You'll only need 4 ingredients to make these at home!
Ingredients you'll need
- white chocolate: chopped; or you can use white chocolate chips
- coconut oil: or neutral oil if you don't like the flavour of coconut
- matcha powder: use a high-quality matcha powder for the best colour and flavour
- vanilla wafers: I used wafers from Great Value, which have minimal ingredients
How to make it
Place 2 vanilla wafers on a cutting board.
Cut the vanilla wafers in half lengthwise so you have 4 "finger" pieces (Step 1 below).
In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the white chocolate in 20-30 second increments until melted.
Stir in the coconut oil and matcha powder until well combined (Step 2 below).
Use an offset spatula to coat the surface of the vanilla wafer "fingers" (this will now be the "bottom") with the matcha chocolate and repeat with the remainder.
Place into the freezer or fridge for the matcha chocolate to set.
Once set, flip the vanilla wafer "fingers" so the matcha chocolate side is on the bottom.
Use an offset spatula to coat the surface and sides of the vanilla wafer with the remaining matcha chocolate (Step 3 below).
Pop the tray back into the freeze or fridge for the chocolate to set, about 5-10 minutes.
To join the two matcha Kit Kats together, add a bit of matcha chocolate to the bottom of the Kit Kat fingers and "glue" together (Step 4 below).
How to store
You can store the the Matcha Kit Kat Bars in the fridge for up to 3 days.
However, I prefer freezing the chocolate bars well wrapped in plastic wrap and in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
You can enjoy them right from frozen.
Use a sharp serrated knife to slice the vanilla wafers in half.
Use the Matcha Kit Kat Bars in other desserts, such as cakes, ice cream or cookies.
Substitute the matcha with hojicha powder for a different tea flavour!
Other recipes you may like
Be sure to check out these recipes:
Homemade Matcha Chocolate Chips
Coffee Crisp Bars (Copycat Recipe)
Earl Grey Nama Chocolate (Melty Kiss)
Homemade Gianduja (Italian Chocolate Hazelnut Spread)
Chocolate-Dipped Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies
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Matcha Kit Kat Bars (Copycat Recipe)
For accuracy and precision in baking recipes, use weight (metric) measurements when available.
- 2 vanilla wafers
- 60 g white chocolate, chopped melted
- 1 ml coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder sifted
- Cut the 2 vanilla wafers in half lengthwise so you have 4 "finger" pieces.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the white chocolate in 20-30 second increments until melted.
- Stir in the coconut oil and matcha powder until well combined.
- Use an offset spatula to coat the surface of the vanilla wafer "fingers" (this will now be the "bottom") with the matcha chocolate and repeat with the remainder.
- Place into the freezer or fridge for the matcha chocolate to set.
- Once set, flip the vanilla wafer "fingers" so the matcha chocolate side is on the bottom.
- Use an offset spatula to coat the surface and sides of the vanilla wafer with the remaining matcha chocolate.
- Pop the tray back into the freeze or fridge for the chocolate to set, about 5-10 minutes.
- To join the two matcha Kit Kats together, add a bit of matcha chocolate to the bottom of the Kit Kat fingers and "glue" together.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.
Ben | Havocinthekitchen
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Thanks Ben!! Will expect you for Halloween! 😉
Tasia ~ two sugar bugs
The green color is so fun! Matcha and white chocolate is such a great flavor combo!
Yes, matcha and white chocolate go so well together! Thanks Tasia 🙂
Raymund | angsarap.net
Wow! youre making your own KitKats, thats really impressive.
I've always been a sucker for a Kit Kat bar, never thought I'd be able to make my own, let alone with this fab matcha flavor! Love these so much! Can't believe how easy they are.
Thanks so much for trying the recipe out, Dana!
OMG Kit Kat bars are my favourite. This is such a fun idea. I need to give this a try.
My kids love matcha! It was a really huge hit! Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks for trying the recipe, Toni! Glad to hear it 🙂
I made these kit kat bars over the weekend and they were amazing! The matcha flavor really shines through!
Thanks for trying the recipe, Tayler!
What a great copycat recipe, it really tastes exactly the same! Thank you!
Glad you enjoyed the recipe!