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This recipe was created when my four-year-old daughter asked to make peanut butter cups and I had to tell her we were out of peanut butter. She said, That's ok, let's just use speculoos spread! Brilliant. Speculoos cookies are a traditional cookie common here in Belgium, as well as Holland and Germany. You can find them in America with a bit of searching. Trader Joe's® and Amazon sell both speculoos cookies and spread (which they call cookie butter).


Recipe Summary

5 mins
40 mins
1 hr
15 mins
12 speculoos cups


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place chocolate in top of a double boiler over simmering water; heat, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides, until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes.

  • Scoop 1 1/2 teaspoon melted chocolate into 12 silicone or paper cupcake liners; spread evenly around the bottom and partway up the sides with a spoon. Chill until set, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Mix cookie butter and crushed cookies together in a small bowl to make filling.

  • Drop teaspoonfuls of the filling over the chilled chocolate. Cover with remaining melted chocolate, smoothing the tops with a spoon. Chill until set, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

If you like things to have a bit of crunch, do not crush the cookies as finely as you might otherwise.

You can use whatever chocolate is your personal favorite!

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 16.5g; fat 9.4g; cholesterol 1.5mg; sodium 19.2mg. Full Nutrition