Nestlé Japan's Baked Kit Kat Chocolate Bars Toast Great!

You don't have to be half-baked to enjoy toaster oven Kit Kat bars but hey, it wouldn't hurt! Individually sealed in bite-size portions, Nestlé Japan's latest and possibly greatest Kit Kat variety (and that's saying something) is a cool idea best eaten when hot.

Scheduled for retail release by the end of March 2014, the so-called “Bake 'N Tasty Mini Kit Kats Custard Pudding Flavor” (bacon not included, sorry) bars will be sold in bags of 13.

While perfectly edible right out of the bag, Nestlé Japan's contract gourmet chef Yasumasa Takagi tweaked the formulation so that a mere 2 minutes in a toaster oven produces a taste treat like no other.

According to Takagi, the toaster oven's radiant heat caramelizes some of the sugar in the bars' coating before the chocolate melts. The end result is “a chocolate and wafer biscuit combination with a texture resembling a cookie and a sweet caramelized smell.” Shut up and take my money!!

Having created over 200 unique and often unlikely flavors for their Kit Kat bars since the turn of the century, Nestlé Japan just might be running out of ideas... and in this case, that's a good thing! It's nice to know innovation is alive and well in Japan's confectionery kitchens, and if “Bake 'N Tasty Mini Kit Kats Custard Pudding Flavor” prove to be a hit in the marketplace, then everyone (with a toaster oven) wins. (via Gigazine and OCWeekly)