Since Halloween ? is almost upon us, it’s time. Time to get crafty with another costume or brave the wilds of the party store and shell out so.much.money for a one, maybe two-time wearing. Time to explain to your gluten free kid how you know that it stinks that they can’t eat some of the candy they’ve successfully scammed from the neighbors. Chin up, though! Plenty of Halloween candy is actually safely gluten free (love the individually wrapped candies ? !). And whatever gluten-forward candy they make out there in the world, we can (and we will!) make our own gluten free version. Want proof? Remember when we made gluten free Twix? Now I bring you the ultimate crispy, gluteny candy made safely gluten free. These surprisingly easy homemade gluten free Kit Kats are just one of a whole chapter of gluten free candy recipes in my latest cookbook, Gluten Free Classic Snacks. And they’re so easy to make! Let’s get started…
You are not going to be-lieve how incredibly easy it is to make the gluten free crisp wafers that are the key to making gluten free Kit Kats. A few basic gluten free pantry ingredients combine in just the right proportions, and before you know it you’re transported right back to Halloweens past.
To make the classic 3-finger Kit Kat candy shape, you’ll need some specialty chocolate molds (I bought mine at Sweet Baking Supply and Sugarcraft), but they’re super cheap. If you don’t want to bother with the molds, or just can’t wait for them to come (who could blame you?), skip them! Just dip the crisp wafers individually in chocolate, let them set and enjoy.
Either way, you gotta admit that it’s pretty amazing that we can even do this. The wafers are snappy and crisp even when dipped in chocolate, and stay crisp for at least a week on their own if you store them in a glass container (always store anything crispy in glass, not plastic). The combination of smooth milk chocolate and light and crunchy tort-style wafers just can’t be beat. So when the gluten free peeps in your life come home from trick-or-treating with long faces that they can’t have this or that candy, surprise them with these homemade gluten free Kit Kats. Instant King or Queen of Halloween status. ?