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My Homemade Kit Kat


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My Homemade Kit Kat

My first professional chef job was as a line cook at Keren, which at the time was the top restaurant in Israel. Honestly, it was the best start a chef could ask for. Many years have passed since then. But this recipe for chocolate fingers will stay with me forever. Editor's Note: I asked Einat about making this parve and she said it loses the simplicity, but if someone tries it with homemade nutella and coconut milk, please let us know.


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Ready Time : 10 min


24 pieces


  • 14 ounces 72% cacao chocolate, broken into tiny pieces
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes (about 3 cups whole)*
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream


1.  Fill a medium saucepan three-quarters full with water and bring to a simmer. Combine 1 ounce of the chocolate with the butter in a large bowl. Place the bowl over the saucepan and slowly melt the chocolate and butter together, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula. Remove from the heat, reserving the pan of hot water, and stir in the Nutella. Cool completely, then mix in the crushed cornflakes. Spread this mixture evenly in a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and reserve in the refrigerator until the coating is ready.

2.  Bring the saucepan of hot water back to a simmer. Combine the remaining 13 ounces chocolate and the heavy cream in a large bowl and place it over the saucepan. Stir the mixture occasionally with a rubber spatula to combine the melting chocolate with the heavy cream. Remove from the heat and slowly pour the ganache over the crispy Nutella mixture. Place the baking pan in the refrigerator until the chocolate is completely set and firm. Cut into finger-sized rectangles and watch them disappear in minutes.

*Kellogg’s Cornflakes are not gluten free, but Nature’s Path and others offer gluten free cornflakes.  If you would like to make this gluten free make sure the cornflakes you choose say gluten free.

balaboosta book interviewCREDIT: “Excerpted from Balaboosta by Einat Admony (Artisan Books).Copyright © 2013. Photographs by Quentin Bacon.”


About Einat Admony


Einat is married to Stefan Nafziger. Together they own and operate Balaboosta and Taïm. They live in Brooklyn with their two young children, Liam and Mika. When Einat is not at the restaurant she can be found at home, cooking for the crowd of family and friends continually gathered around her dining table.




6 Responses to My Homemade Kit Kat

  1. avatar says: Mer

    Yum! I love crispy candy bars, and a homemade version with high quality chocolate would be wonderful.

  2. avatar says: Ariella

    There is a chocolate hazelnut butter I have found in most kosher supermarkets here in the NY area which is pareve. It is by the company “justins” and it has an OU. It is a drop less sweet than nutella but very flavorful ( i think it might even be better than nutella) and would probably be a quick and tasty substitute

  3. avatar says: fanwick

    Corn flakes are not Gluten Free and this was recipe was listed under Gluten Free.

    • you are right that regular Kellogg Cornflakes are not gluten free, but there are some gluten free options for corn flakes, like Nature’s Path. Since everything else in the recipe was gluten free I didn’t want people to miss out on making this with the right brand of corn flakes, but I will make a note in the recipe so people who might be cooking for others will know.

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