11 Speculoos Recipes So Good, You Might Break Up with Nutella

Nutella, we love you. We really do. When we needed you most, you were always there. When we brought you home, you made even the most hungover of brunches sweet. But we need to take a break. It’s not you, Nutella. It’s us — because we just discovered Speculoos.

In the world of buttery spreads, think of Nutella as the classic, the one your parents and friends already love. But Speculoos? It’s the new, mysterious condiment in your rotation. Made from crushed gingersnap cookies, Speculoos (aka cookie butter) is creamy and sweet, with just a hint of spice to keep things interesting. Roll it into truffles or bake it into cookies — this is the beginning of a beautiful romance.

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DIY Cookie Butter

Give a girl some Speculoos, and she eats for a day. Teach her how to make Speculoos, and she’ll spread it on everything forever. Our genius friends over at Pepper tackle DIY cookie butter — and it’s just as decadent as it sounds.

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Cinnamon Chip Granola

Speculoos isn’t just for dessert. The Messy Baker mixes it into her granola to chase away the morning blues.

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Banana Bread

How do you make a good thing better? With, Speculoos, of course! The Tummy Train folds cookie butter into her batter for a melt-in-your-mouth loaf.

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White chocolate + Speculoos. All rolled in chocolate. Need we say more? Thanks, Savory Simple!

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We can’t even begin to fathom the deliciousness that goes into Shared Appetite’s blondies, which get their soft, crumbly texture from cookie butter.

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Caramel Bark

This is not your ordinary chocolate bark. We’re talking three layers of chocolate and cookie butter, finished off with pieces of Biscoff cookies. Thanks, Deliciously Yum!

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Sandwich Cookies

Lorie’s Mississippi Kitchen puts the cookie butter back in the cookie — and then spreads it on thick for good measure. So meta.

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Vegan Cupcakes

The best part about Speculoos? Most spreads are vegan — and they make a damn good cupcake frosting. Thanks, The Tolerant Vegan!

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Speculoos Rolls

Craving your Speculoos fix right now? Have Cake Will Travel has the (not really) recipe, which involves slathering puff pastry with cookie butter for a decadent treat.

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Crack Pie

The name says it all. Shared Appetite serves up a decadent twist on the Momofuku Milk Bar classic.

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Gingerbread and Dark Chocolate Cake

First, you’re going to bake Joy the Baker’s gingerbread cake. And then you’re going to smother it Speculoos. Mother of cookie butter…

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