Speculoos Cookie Butter Bar Recipe {No Bake Cookie Bars}

LAST UPDATED: Aug 08, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Sep 22, 2017 | By: Julie Blanner

This Speculoos Cookie Butter Bar recipe (thank you Trader Joe’s cookie butter) will satisfy your sweet and salty tooth! This no-bake cookie butter bar has a crunchy, salty chip crust and a layer of silky, smooth chocolate. A simple holiday treat everyone will love!

speculoos cookie butter bars on parchment paper with a knife

This recipe is for those who prefer not to turn the oven on, or just have a love for cookie butter! I made easy No-Bake Speculoos Cookie Butter Bars to cap off the week!

I adapted my ever-popular Peanut Butter Bars with one of my greatest obsessions, cookie butter. Because anything with the word “butter” is always better.

The cookie butter bars are a mix of sweet and salty with a crunchy, buttery cookie base. Not to mention, a cookie butter and chocolate topping that gives them great balance.

These bars take just 10 minutes to whip up and are the perfect make-ahead dessert for any occasion!

speculoos cookie butter bars on parchment paper with a knife

What Is Cookie Butter?

Cookie Butter is pretty much just what it sounds like. It’s essentially a spreadable cookie. The cookie that cookie butter is derived from is a spiced European cookie called speculoos with the largest distributor of the cookie being the Lotus Biscoff Cookies.

The spread was first introduced in Europe in 2009 and made it’s way to the U.S. in 2011. We now have our own variety thanks to Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter.

Ever since, it pretty much has been crack for anyone who tries it. The uses for it are similar to how Nutella is used, as they are both considered a nut butter.

You can fold it into just about everything you typically use peanut butter for to make Cookie Butter Cheesecake, Cookie Butter Cake, Cookie Butter Ice Cream and more!

squares of speculoos cookie butter bars on parchment paper with a knife

Speculoos Cookie Butter Bar Ingredients

  • Kettle Chips – Crunchier than regular potato chips, Kettle Chips make the ultimate crunchy cookie base.
  • Cookie Butter – The ultimate satisfaction. There are two tops brands I highly recommend – the Lotus Biscoff Cookie Butter or Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter. Both are wonderful, so your favorite will do.
  • Powdered Sugar – I know, the cookie butter is sweet as it is. But powdered sugar is needed more for texture rather than flavor.
  • Butter – A little more butter never hurt!
  • Milk Chocolate Chips – To top our speculoos cookie butter bars. If you want a bit more contrast of bitter and sweet, use dark chocolate chips instead.
speculoos cookie butter bars on parchment paper with a knife

How To Make Speculoos Cookie Butter Bars

The no-bake component of these bars makes them easy enough that even the kids can help!

  1. Bars – Mix together the crushed chips, cookie butter, powdered sugar, and butter and spread into your pan.
  2. Topping – Melt the cookie butter and chocolate chips and spread the mixture on top of the other layer.
  3. Refrigerate – Chill for a couple of hours, cut, serve and enjoy!
squares of speculoos cookie butter bars on parchment paper with a knife

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speculoos cookie butter bars on parchment paper with a knife

Speculoos Cookie Butter Bar

Julie Blanner
This Speculoos Cookie Butter Bar recipe (thank you Trader Joe's cookie butter) will satisfy your sweet and salty tooth! This no-bake cookie butter bar has a crunchy, salty chip crust and a layer of silky, smooth chocolate. A simple holiday treat everyone will love!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Refrigerate 2 hrs
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 399 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces kettle chips
  • 1 cup cookie butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 tablespoons butter melted

Topping

  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup cookie butter

Instructions
 

  • Using a food processor, crush chips and pour into a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix 1 cup cookie butter, powdered sugar, and butter into the crushed chips.
  • Pour into a 9×9 parchment lined pan.
  • Combine chocolate chips and 1/4 c cookie butter. Melt in microwave in 15-second intervals until smooth.
  • Pour over the chip mixture, using a spatula to smooth.
  • Refrigerate 2 hours and serve chilled.

Notes

If you don’t have a food processor, you can crush the chips by placing them in a tightly sealed bag and hitting them with a mallet.

Nutrition

Serving:1gCalories:399kcalCarbohydrates:36gProtein:4gFat:28gSaturated Fat:11gCholesterol:32mgSodium:186mgPotassium:44mgFiber:1gSugar:18gVitamin A:372IUCalcium:45mgIron:1mg
Keywords cookie butter bars
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