Baked KitKat: JAPANESE BUTTER COOKIE CANDY CRUNCH!
It's the KitKat from Japan you can cook!
With Baked KitKat, you can bring the sweet thrills of a Japanese bakery directly to your kitchen! We discovered this curious snack food product at an M2M convenience store in NYC and were instantly drawn into the delectable image of a seemingly baked white KitKat on the cover of the packaging. We rushed it home only to discover that there were some sort of toaster oven cooking instructions on the back that were entirely in Japanese! Since we can not read Japanese (and we do not have a toaster oven), we decided to try and figure it out on our own. After a few trials, we found a method that worked beautifully using our home convection oven!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Unwrap your Baked KitKats (do NOT attempt with other KitKat varieties) and place them on a nonstick cookie sheet. Place the sheet in the center of your oven and bake for about 7 minutes or until the bottom edges of your Baked KitKats turn golden brown. Cool for a few minutes and enjoy! While we found this method to work well, we can imagine that cooking them in a toaster oven would yield even better results. Watch the video below to see how!
We reckon the flavor of these particular Baked KitKats was eggnog. They tasted like a scrumptious butter cookie loaded with rum! The texture was flaky with a nice caramelized, crunchy bottom. We ate them with some coconut ice cream and the combination of flavors was unreal.
Since these KitKats are formulated to be cooked, we weren't sure if we could eat them "raw." But we did and they're actually really good uncooked as well with the same rum butter flavor and a pleasant, gritty sugar texture.
If you see them, try these crazy candies out!
Available at Asian specialty markets.