Viral Pistachio Knafeh (Kunafa) Chocolate Bar

Viral chocolate bar made at home
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
5 min
6 small bars, 3 of each flavour

By now, you’ve probably seen Dubai’s FIX Dessert Chocolatier’s “Can’t Get Knafeh of It” treat all over your social media. The viral chocolate bar is filled with buttery, crispy pistachio and knafeh (Kunafa). It’s taking the world by storm and for good reason. While we can’t get our fix in Canada, we made the viral pistachio knafeh (kunafa) chocolate bar at home — and the hype is real!

This recipe is easy enough for a beginner to put together and requires just four ingredients. Inspired by the viral recipe, we’ve laid out how to make your own “Can’t Get Knafeh of It” chocolate bar and our very own dulce de leche and chocolate biscuit bar. You won’t want to skip out on this exciting and delicious trend!

Related: 3-Cheese Middle Eastern Knafeh (Kunafa)



high quality chocolate bars, a combination of dark and milk works great
Tbsp coloured candy melts

For the pistachio knafeh chocolate bar

Tbsp salted butter
cup finely chopped kataifi pastry (knafeh or kunafeh)
cup pistachio cream, as desired

For the dulce de leche chocolate bar

Tbsp Toffee Bits
chocolate biscuits, if using cream filled, remove the cream
Tbsp dulce de leche


Viral chocolate bar prep
Step 1

Melt the butter in a skillet on medium heat. Add the chopped kataifi pastry (knafeh or kunafa) and cook on medium-high heat, stirring continously until golden brown, about five minutes. Remove from the heat and place the pastry into a medium-sized bowl.

Knafeh for the viral chocolate bar
Step 2

Add the pistachio cream to the pastry, mixing well to combine. Set aside.

Step 3

Melt the candy melts in the microwave for twenty seconds, until just melted. Stir to melt any lumps of hard chocolate.

Step 4

Drizzle the melted candy melts onto three of the chocolate moulds, as desired. Over the remaining three, add toffee bits followed by candy melts. Let it set for about five minutes.

Viral chocolate bar molds
Step 5

Break apart and melt ⅔ of the chocolate bar in the microwave. Once melted, add the remaining ⅓ of the bar in small pieces, stirring to melt. This process tempers the chocolate and results in that satisfying crunch once the bars are cooled.

Step 6

Spread a thin layer of the melted chocolate into the moulds, covering the side walls, and turning the mould upside down over a parchment sheet to allow any excess to drip out. Refrigerate for ten minutes.

Chocolate in the molds
Step 7

Remove the moulds from the refrigerator and press in ⅓ of the pistachio filling into the moulds (without the toffee bits). Then sprinkle ⅓ of the chocolate cookie crumble plus ⅓ of the dulce de leche into the moulds with the toffee bits. Refrigerate for ten minutes.

Viral chocolate bar with knafeh and toffee in the molds
Step 8

Remove the moulds from the refrigerator and pour about one tablespoon of melted chocolate over the hardened filling, spreading evenly. Refrigerate for ten to fifteen minutes, until hardened.

Viral chocolate bar

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