The giant KitKat you see above is not trick photography, or the creation of a software program. No, it’s the real deal, and it was made as an act of love from one man to his girlfriend. The unnamed Redditor posted her “gift” last week, and it quickly went viral.
What was the occasion? Her birthday, of course. How did he do it? Well, that’s a bit more complicated.
According to the woman, he used eight “pounds of chocolate, had to order Belgian wafers and had to learn how to ‘temper’ chocolate” to pull it off.
And as you’re about to see, that’s just the beginning.
The good news, however, is that none of the steps that are presented in the video below are overly complicated. They just require a steady hand and a little patience.
If you never had a problem making craft projects in elementary school, then you could totally make it happen. A bit shakier with the scissors and measurements? Well, you could still do it; it just wouldn’t be as pretty.
To give you the full step-by-step details for how to make a giant KitKat, here’s Ann Reardon with the How To Cook That YouTube channel.
What I love about her video is that she gives the creation away to a very grateful and charitable young man, and watching him try to tackle this thing highlights just how large the final product turns out to be.
Now I know me and I know how I am with KitKats. In 2013, there was a recall of chunky KitKats where bits of plastic were found in the chocolate. I’m the type who would have just eaten around it and not complained.
Many of the YouTubers feel the same way as the video has close to 1 million views and more than 1,400 comments at this time.
Reardon has also made oversized Snickers in addition to the giant KitKat, so make sure you explore the channel when you get a chance. If you love sweets and aren’t afraid of a little diabetes, that is.
Her version of the giant KitKat is considerably more “official” looking than the boyfriend’s in the Reddit example, but I’ve got to give that guy an “A” for effort.
What about you, readers? Do you think you could polish off one of these, and if so, how long would it take you? Sound off in our comments section, and if you decide to take on a giant KitKat project of your own, feel free to post some photos while you’re at it.