Chocolate Speculoos No Bake Cookies

This week has been Spring Cleaning Week for me!

I just love it. I love organizing, and I especially love throwing things away. I had some extra motivation today after last night’s episode of Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis. Their client was an extreme hoarder (see this clip) and anytime I see that on tv it makes me feel the need to jump up and vacuum something immediately!

All that to say, I knew I would be busy sorting and tossing today. But Thursdays are also my baking days, so my priority was to find something quick and easy to make so I wouldn’t get overwhelmed with projects.

I decided no-bake cookies would be perfect because they are fast! Also, I’ve been looking for a recipe that I could adapt to include Speculoos Cookie Butter.

Have you heard of cookie butter? It’s just as perfectly wonderful as it sounds. It is SO GOOD. You can get it at Trader Joe’s.

I found a highly rated recipe for chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies, and simply replaced the peanut butter with cookie butter.

This was an excellent recipe, and I am bookmarking it to use for potlucks or anytime I need to make something quickly. The cookie butter added something a little different – just a hint of gingerbread and biscuit cookies. If you’re going for something a little avant-garde or have a peanut allergy, this is the way to go. If you are more into a classic experience, I’m sure these are delicious with regular peanut butter.

Chocolate Speculoos No Bake Cookies

Recipe adapted from

Makes about 25 cookies

2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup Speculoos Cookie Butter or peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal

Place sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Let boil for 1-2 minutes (be sure it is definitely boiling before you begin timing).

Add the cookie butter or peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. Stir until mixture is combined. Use spoons to drop onto waxed paper. Let cookies cool and set, and enjoy!

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  • Angela

    We’re going to Trader Joe’s today! I think we’ll get some of that Cookie Butter, it looks amazing.

    • Jessie

      Perfect timing! :)

  • Jeffrey


    I am a Canadian living in Belgium. It is crazy to see that America now has Speculoos! Speculoos are actually an type of cookie that is debated as to whether it comes from Belgium or The Netherlands. A couple of years ago there was a completion on TV for the best invention in the region, and a women had the invention for turning the cookies into a paste the spread on bread. Actually, it is/was a common thing for people to actually soak the cookies in coffee and then spread it on bread with breakfast. Rightfully, she won with her process, and Lotus (the original Speculoos cookie company) bought it from her and produces it in mass quantities. I think I went through about 3 jars of the stuff in the first couple of weeks I got here. Anyways, I am just glad to see that it has made its way across the pond and interestingly enough, back into cookie form. Here, you can also buy Speculoos seasoning…



    • Jessie

      That is so interesting…I had been wondering who had the brilliant idea to turn it into a spread! I anticipate it will just keep on getting more and more popular…

  • Becca

    I live 2 hours away from Trader Joes, but I splurge on a trip to Milwaukee a couple of times a year. This is a MUST BUY for my next trip. In the meantime, I think I’ll try making them with Nutella! :)

    • Jessie

      Oh Nutella would be SO GOOD in these…

  • Lisa Eirene (@LisaEirene)

    No Bake Cookies are my absolute favorite cookies and a huge hit every time I make them!

    • Jessie

      I think I actually even like them better than regular cookies…they’re just so rich and good!

  • Speculoos

    chocolate cookies is my favorite i like it.

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  • Sharon Mills

    That stuff is amazing! We also sell a chocolate bar filled with it… yum yum :)

    • Jessie

      haha WHAT…you shouldn’t have told me that! Oh man I am so getting one next time I’m there…

  • Cynthia

    i want to try your recipe, i’m going to go out on a limb and eliminate the cocoa for someone who can’t have chocolate right now. i did a little research online… lots of no-bake recipes call for just butter, milk, and sugar in the first step, so i’m going to try it! i’ll let you know how it goes. still anticipating my oatmeal with the cookie spread tomorrow morning… :)

    • Cynthia

      they came out great! i subbed 2 c. kroger low-fat granola for 2 of the cups of oatmeal, because i had it there. :) added a little extra crunch. thanks for the recipe!

      • Jessie

        Oh good I’m glad they worked! Actually granola sounds good…that would be a nice crunch like you said. Glad you liked them! :)

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