When was the last time you put a candy bar in the oven? Seriously, when was it? I would like to know because for me it happened about two weeks ago. To be honest I've never been a huge Kit Kat fan. I don't hate them or anything but they've just never been one of my favorite candy bars. However that changed once I moved to Japan. Kit Kat has a bit of a history in Japan as being a candy that is given out as a good luck charm to students. Kit Kat (when pronounced in Japanese) sounds a bit like "kitto katsu" which translates to assured victory, basically if you eat a Kit Kat before a test you'll pass!
That being said, there is a seemingly endless flavor of Kit Kats in Japan. From green tea to pumpkin pudding, red bean, strawberry, citrus and everything in between. About 99% of those flavors are seasonal so it can be extremely difficult to get your hands on most of those flavors.
Fortunately for me I was able to find pumpkin pudding flavored Kit Kats this fall. Not only did I buy them I discovered baking instructions on the back. Yes, you read that correctly. There are baking instructions for Kit Kats. I was skeptical at first but after trying them I don't think I will ever be able to eat them the same way ever again. Baking them did something to the taste of the Kit Kat. It enhanced it! The rather subdued taste of the pumpkin was amplified and the warmth increased its flavor.Like I said I was never a huge Kit Kat fan. But this changed everything. If you are interested in how the baking process is done check out my video. I made it because I feel like other should know about this amazing way to enjoy Kit Kats. If you try it let me know, I would like to know what flavors work and which ones don't!