Biscoff Bark

Biscoff Bark from @katrinaskitchen

I’ve pretty much determined that I was never cool and I never will be. I am always catching on to things way later than the rest of the world. Othertimes I just cannot get myself to care even one ounce about what the rest of the world thinks about a certain trend.

The Titanic movie? Sorry Leonardo, never saw it.
Coach bags? Nope. They’re cute and all but my kids’ fruit snacks and diapers can be hauled around just fine in my Kohl’s knockoff.
Nutella? You’re good, but I’m not in love with you.
Keurig? Umm, well, okay. So there are *some* trends that I’m current with.

I read the Twilight books but it was waaaaaaay before there was any kind of talk about a movie. And since the saga grew into a frenzy? I’ve only seen one of the movies. I just can’t do it. There is something inside of me that rebels and runs the other way when everybody raves about something. I blame it all on my 5th grade self who couldn’t afford fancy IOU sweatshirts but I could peg my K-Mart pants with the best of them. {If you have no idea what I’m talking about just put it out of your mind and move on with your life. Trust me.} My older preteen self looked back at those pictures and was introduced into the harsh reality of fashion fads.

Enter Biscoff. The foodie world is currently obsessed with the stuff. Biscoff is a brand of cookie that is served on Delta Airlines. I am actually referring to Biscoff Spread whose tagline is, “Europe’s Alternative to Peanut Butter.” Well, while everyone else was all “Biscoff-this and Biscoff-that” I was running the other way…until we got the news that my toddler was diagnosed with a peanut allergy this past fall.

I have no words to describe this spread to you. If there was such a thing as nectar of the gods this would be it. I would not lead you wrong, people. I mean, I just practically lost all of my clout in the food blogging world by confessing that I’m not crazy about Nutella (no hate mail, okay?). When my friend Shelly of Cookies and Cups participated in my virtual cookie party and brought Peanut Butter M&M Bark last month I was so sad that I couldn’t make it in our newly peanut-free home. However one night in the quiet moments before my brain turns off as I lay on my pillow I could hear the faintest beginnings of a thought. It was just a whisper in the back of my head.
You can make it with Biscoff.
You can make it with Biscoff.
Biscoff.
Biscoff.
Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssscooooofffffff.

Biscoff Bark from @katrinaskitchen

Biscoff Bark Recipe

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Milk chocolate candy bark swirled with white chocolate Biscoff

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups white chocolate, melted
  • ½ cup Biscoff Spread
  • 1 cup milk chocolate, melted
  • 6-8 cookies, coarsely chopped (I used Golden Oreos)
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Directions:

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Coarsely chop cookies, set aside.
  3. Melt white chocolate in the microwave. Immediately stir in Biscoff Spread and stir until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl melt milk chocolate in the microwave.
  5. Pour white chocolate/Biscoff mixture into your prepared pan. Drizzle the milk chocolate on top and swirl around the pan with a butter knife to get a marbled look.
  6. Immediately sprinkle cookies and sprinkles on top. Let cool.
  7. When set, cut into pieces.

Notes:

  • I use chocolate discs that you can find in most craft/baking supply stores. You can use chocolate chips and/or Almond Bark too. Always be sure to melt according to package directions- basically low and slow. You don’t want the chocolate to get too hot too fast. If you are doing this in your microwave you can start out at 60 seconds. Then reduce the power by 50% and continue in 30-second increments, stirring between each check. DO NOT get water in the chocolate.
  • If your chocolate isn't pourable you can add small amounts of vegetable shortening to thin it out.
  • I used Golden Oreos to sprinkle on top but Biscoff Cookies would be an obvious awesome substitute.

Source: Adapted from Cookies and Cups

 

- Katrina
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35 Responses to “Biscoff Bark”

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    weekendgourmet — January 6, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I am in love with Biscoff spread too…I agree that it's nectar of the gods! My favorite way to enjoy it lately is this: scoop some good vanilla ice cream in a bowl and let it soften just a bit. Swirl in 1-2 tbs. of biscoff…and then sprinkle some crushed biscoff cookies on top. OMG…so good!!
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    Averie — January 6, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Girl this looks awesome and I just posted earlier this week that the TJs speculoos spread is pretty much sold out nationwide due to high sales! So hoard the Biscoff spread. I love making Biscoff/cookie butter spread goodies and this rocks!
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    mrsblocko — January 6, 2012 at 1:13 am

    My local grocery store just started caring Biscoff Spread. My daughter and I just ate some on apples for dessert this evening. Sweet sweet Ambrosia, where have you been all my life.

    (P.S. Happy to hear you don't like Nutella…More for ME!!!!)
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    Lauren @ KeepItSweet — January 6, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Such a great idea to make the bark so that your toddler could eat it! I am afraid to open my jar of Cookie Butter because I know it will disappear.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — January 6, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Funny, Biscoff whispers to me in the middle of the night as well. ;-)
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    Julie — January 6, 2012 at 1:43 am

    I about gasped at the Keurig part…..until I read you are down with that one. :)
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    Eliot — January 6, 2012 at 1:51 am

    I feel your pain. The older I get, the more unhip I am! :
    ) Will have to find some biscoff!
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    amanda @ fake ginger — January 6, 2012 at 2:06 am

    We. Are. No. Longer. Friends. I cannot even believe you've never seen Titanic. I still cry every time I watch it even though I know the dang ship is going down.

    So I'm refusing to buy Biscoff spread because I know it would replace peanut butter in my diet and it has zero protein. Is that not the dumbest thing you've ever heard?!

    But I really want to buy a jar. Because now I'm dying to make this bark.

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    KatrinasKitchen — January 6, 2012 at 2:56 am

    To be fair I hear that Titanic is being re-released in 3D this summer (I think?). I promise to go. ;) And yes that does stink about the protein. But I'm happy to have something to give to my little guy as a treat. I usually just give it to him with a slice of cheese. He never refuses cheese so we're good on the protein. ;)

    And we still break out the pb while he naps! lol Sneaky little guy always tries to swipe it if he's awake. So pb reigns from 1:00-3:00pm at our house.

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    The Harried Cook — January 6, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Yummy! These look absolutely fabulous… I am back (I hope) after my extended break from the blogosphere & I can't wait to browse through your recipes that I've missed! Oh, and Happy 2012 to you! :D

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    Elizabeth — January 6, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Biscoff is the best!

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    Jody — January 6, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Katrina, I totally hear you on catching on to things late. And not being a huge Nutella fan. Why not just melt some chocolate into some p.b. people? So sorry to hear about the peanut allergy, that's not easy. The Biscoff bark is beautiful!
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    Jody — January 6, 2012 at 6:13 am

    I am totally with you on the protein thing. I know I would love it and I don't want to love it because there's no food value. Arrrgh. Stupid nutrition facts ruining it for everyone.
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    Sue — January 6, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Katrina, You"re funny! I still have not had the spread, but I definitely want to try it soon. I will probably have to buy it on the internet. Your bark looks great!

    Great minds think alike~We ARE sugar sisters:)
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    Shawn — January 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Lovely Bark! I had Biscoff for the first time in Atlanta this past summer. It was soooooo good…immediate addiction for me! Now you've gone and added chocolate & cookie chunks to it ~Sigh~ wondering if BCBS pays for Biscoff Rehab!
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    shelly-cookies&cups — January 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks for the shout out. BIscoff in the bark would probably be way better. I am a little bit of an addict.

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    Julia — January 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    You never saw Titanic. Well, the ship sinks. Sorry to ruin it for you. I refuse to let myself buy any biscoff, I know it'll be the end of me. Nutella, I can do without, but biscoff, it was true love at first bite.
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    kimberly51184 — January 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Most likely, I'll pick up a jar of this stuff in about a year, when everyone has moved on. I'm still baking red velvet now and I'm pretty sure that trend is so over… Either way, this looks beautiful and tasty! Yum!

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    Charlie — January 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Katrina: This looks so good!

    I'm unable to get Biscoff Spread where I am, so I either have to wait until I go to Ontario, or order online from the States.

    Either way, I'm going to make this.

    I think I will forego the oreos, but I love the sprinkles.

    Where did you get them?

    Thank you

    Charlie

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    Charlie — January 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Oh by the way…. I don't go with the fads either.

    I am always behind making things also.

    My Mama calls this "not lining up like a herd of cattle."

    I just say "I go by the tune of my own drummer."

    :~)) Charlie

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    Rachel — January 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I've only had biscoff once after Techmunch but it was pretty good. I've honestly never tried Nutella and like you I'm running from it because people are so weirdly obsessed with it and won't quit.
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    KatrinasKitchen — January 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I got the sprinkles at a craft store called Pat Catan's. :)

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    Megan @ Pip and Ebby — January 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Yum, sounds delicious!
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    Bake Your Day — January 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    You crack me up. I'm not a nutella lover either, I thought I was the only one that wasn't crazy for it. I do like Biscoff though. This bark is awesome! A great alternative to PB!
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    Krissy's Creations — January 6, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    So funny that you say your behind on the things. I am right there with you. I have YET to try this stuff. What's wrong with me? I'm jumping on this Biscoff train asap!
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    KatrinasKitchen — January 6, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Me too! I am a pb addict too but alas we are cutting back in our house until Little Man understands why he can't have it.

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    Ann — January 7, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Delicious! You wanna hear something? I used to order Biscoff in the 80s from Delta's magazine…..I guess that means I was WAY ahead on the trend! I also am now allergic to cinnamon, so I can't indulge – which makes me *sigh* WAY off trend!
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    Yasmeen — January 7, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Don't worry, I'm still behind you on this trend! Because – shh – I feel for Biscoff the way you feel for Nutella (and am a true lover of Nutella).

    That said, I'm so glad you found a suitable alternative for your son. And these look absolutely festive and beautiful!
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    Jamie — January 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Um, never saw Titanic, not crazy about Nutella (too sweet), don't own a Coach bag (I wouldn't refuse one, though) and don't even know what a Keurig is! I am so not into trends or fads and often feel like I live on another planet. And as for Biscoff biscuits…never heard of those either. But this bark is fabulously beautiful! This I would try.
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    Cookin' Canuck — January 12, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I still have not tried the Biscoff spread – I'm scared I won't be able to stop eating it. This bark, however, may have sealed the deal. The deal that says I must go out and buy some Biscoff…very soon.
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    Jenn | Mother Thyme — January 12, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I recently found my first jar of Biscoff and I couldn't believe it was in front of me. After much anticipation of trying it, I couldn't believe truly how divine it is. I could eat it with just a spoon. Now that I am mildly obsessed with Biscoff I can't wait to give this delicious Biscoff Bark a try!

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    crazyforcrust — January 30, 2012 at 3:49 am

    I know what you mean! The second I tried this spread I was in heaven. It's amazing! And this bark? EVEN BETTER!
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    Christina — July 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I'm so in love with Biscoff! I need this in my face like now!!!!

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    dirtgirl — December 16, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Another gorgeous recipe and would so love to make these for our Christmas Day assortment of goodies, but Biscoff Spread isn’t available here, other than online shops via USA or Dutch sites that charge a small fortune, plus postage. However I was wondering if I could substitute something like Nestles Caramel from the tin or at a push maybe Nutella? Any ideas anyone?

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    dirtgirl — December 19, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Katrina, can’t believe I have actually found Speculoos spread in the food hall of one of our big department stores in Sydney ( imported from the States, of course). Plus found the biscoff style cookies in a local supermarket! All ingredients now ready for the Biscoff Bark that will be on the table for Christmas. Thank you for this recipe.

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