Traditional spiced Belgian speculoos cookies are turned into a dangerously addictive sweet spread.
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I'm no stranger to Trader Joe's chocolate. Their 100 Calorie Dark Chocolate Bars are a personal favorite—the bars feel substantial, have a pleasant snap, and though the chocolate isn't exactly Valrhona, it's way better than Hershey's. So when these three petite new bars showed up in the "What's New" bin at my local TJ's, I knew I wanted to give them a try. The bar stuffed with Speculoos cookie spread immediately drew my attention (let's be honest, I'd try a turkey stuffed with Speculoos cookie spread, it's that good) but at a modest $1 a pop, I figured I could splurge on all three.
The mental leap to combining these Dutch delights into ice cream was any easy one. Step aside, Nutella: speculoos ice cream has you beat, perfect on its own or as a crown for warm pie. The little shards of stroopwafel are a punchy bonus, firm enough to keep your teeth busy while your tastebuds rewire themselves for a new addiction. This was the best bite of autumn I've had so far.
Speculoos spread, also known as Biscoff spread, can be found in specialty groceries, European import shops, and on the web.