Thursday, August 11, 2011

Biscoff Brownies


It all started innocently enough...with my first job out of college...as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines.

We served these:

Biscoff Cookies.  If you've never had one, they are crunchy, cinnamon-y, and perfect.  Delta, I believe I owe you $724 for the cookies I consumed while on board.

So, while tweeting about my love for Biscoff with Kristen one day, the people FROM BISCOFF tweeted me (*happy dance*) and asked if I knew about the Biscoff Spread (um, no).  Would I like to try it?  (Um, YES!!!)

Biscoff Spread is a lot like peanut butter...except yummier. (Sorry, peanut butter.)  It tastes just like the cookies.  We've been eating it on graham crackers and the rice cakes that I buy once a summer thinking they'll help me look like Heidi Klum.

So, I thought...why not brownies?!?  And you guys, they are delicious!


{And aren't they pretty?}

Biscoff Brownies

For the Biscoff swirl:
1/2 cup Biscoff Spread
4 ounces cream cheese
2 TBSP sugar
1 egg

For the brownies:
1 cup dutch-process cocoa
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 & 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
1 TBSP vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup flour

Preheat oven to 325.  Grease a 9 x 13" pan.


Beat the all of the ingredients for the Biscoff swirl until well combined.  Set aside.

Combine the cocoa, salt and baking powder, set aside.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.  Turn off the heat; add the sugar and stir to combine.  Return to the heat until it's hot again, but not bubbling.

 
Remove from heat.  Stir in the cocoa mixture. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla until smooth.

 
Stir in the flour.  Pour into the prepared pan and smooth evenly.


{This little drip makes me happy.}


Dollop the Biscoff mixture on top of the brownie batter.


Use a table knife to gently swirl the mixture, making sure each piece with have a little bit of the swirl.


Bake for 30-35 minutes.  The swirl will look set, but the brownies will still look soft in the middle.  Cool on a wire rack before cutting.



For more Biscoff love, be sure to take a peek at:
 

90 comments:

  1. OH MY. These look divine! I wonder if I'll be able to get my grubby little hands on that spread.

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  2. Love Biscoff cookies! I didn't know they made a spread either. I see a purchase in the near future. The brownies look scrumptious!

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  3. I should have said yes when they offered... I didn't realize how addicted to the stuff I would become! This looks fantastic!

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  4. I am in love with Biscoff, especially that spread! I can't wait to try your brownies. I made cookies and the results were excellent! I know I will love these too!

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  5. you're killing me here!......those look FANTASTIC!!

    I have the spread and cookies for a recipe using Kristen's pudding....you're brownies are now on my list too!!!

    and I'm LOOOOVIN' those pictures!!

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  6. Hello,these sound truly scrumptious,is the spread available here in the U.K, I think I have seen the biscuits,but not the spread...these would be a have to make if it is available .

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  7. oh my goodness gracious!
    have mercy.

    they look wonderful. such pretty pictures.

    xo
    kellie

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  8. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for the spread. Those brownies look yum-o.

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  9. Just found the spread on amazon, I know what I'll be making next week!

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  10. Meg introduced me to Biscoff.....and we love them. But I had no idea they had a spread. Those brownies look amazing!

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  11. I wish I had been a flight attendant and had me some Biscoff! Instead a nurse who has consumed 5 million packages of graham crackers and little cups of orange juice. Bridget- this will be on my list to try. Looks like breakfast for the kids this weekend will include Biscoff.

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  12. I had no idea Biscoff did a spread. Keeping my eye out for that one.

    Fantastic job on these brownies. The swirl is lovely.

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  13. sigh . . . sigh . . . and sigh again . . .

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  14. Can you believe that we don't have this spread at my local Walmarx????

    Crying.

    Also, your brownies look like something out of a dream!!

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  15. One look at those babies and I am licking the screen, I tell you. When I was little, I used to have to sit patiently in the hairdressers whilst my mum had her haircut. To keep me sweet, so to speak, she used to give me her individually wrapped Lotus biscuit. I can still taste them now. What a shame we don't get Biscoff spread in the UK.

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  16. I've never heard or seen Biscoff but I think I'll be on the look out for it now after your description and looking at these brownies.

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  17. I used to inhale those cookies on my flights! I can't believe it's in a spread now but I have yet to find it in stores.

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  18. I found the spread at Central Market and about shreiked when I learned of its existence! It's got so many calories in it though I can't bring myself to read the label when I eat it but daaang is it good. The cookies are crazy easy to make too. Taste so good you can't tell them at all from the premade ones.

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  19. Never tried Biscoff cookies or spread, maybe it is time to try them!

    The brownies look too good to pass up.

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  20. a pregnant lady should not be looking at your blog!! I want these now!!!! :)

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  21. Oh my these look sooooooooo good! I actually have the biscoff spread in my pantry. After I finish the to die for pound cake on my counter, these are next!

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  22. I think I need to see a picture of you as a flight attendant. yes, I'm sure of it.

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  23. I always think about you when I fly Delta now. And when someone isn't that nice I think to myself, "Bridget would have never acted like that. She's way too nice. They could learn a lesson or two from her." Now when I ask for the Biscoff's I think of you too, and send up a cheers with a cookie and a Coke to ya from the air. Which is a freakishly good combo by the way.

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  24. I love Biscoff cookies! And, I had no idea they had a spread. Where in the world can you get it? HEB by any chance or online only? Yumm!

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  25. These look oh so good!
    -Heather
    www.made-famous-by.com

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  26. these look amazing!
    i was just discussing biscoff spread with a friend!!
    cannot wait to bake…thanks so!

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  27. Oh I love those cookies! There just about the only good thing about flying anymore

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  28. Oh my goodness that spread AND those brownies sound heavenly! My dad used to fly for business trips all the time when I was young, so I have definitely consumed my fair share of those Biscoff cookies he would bring back for us as well!

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  29. I must find a way to get my hands on this spread. They don't have it at my local supermarket.
    It's a giant cookie conspiracy!!

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  30. My dad is a Delta pilot and when we were little my sisters and I would always love it when he brought home these cookies for us. They were a delicacy in our house. I can't wait to make this recipe for my sisters. What happy memories these bring back for me.

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  31. Wow, those look good. I went to amazon to look it up-- $18 for 2 jars!! Those would be some expensive brownies. I love the cookies, though, so I'll keep my eyes out for it locally. I doubt I'll find it here in the midwest, though. :( I wonder if a place like Trader Joe's would have something like that.

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  32. I love you!! This is SOOO amazing and delish!

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  33. Whoa. Never tried Biscoff but seem to keep hearing about it lately! These look divine! : )

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  34. I never knew that what we, in Belgium, call 'Speculoos' also exists in the USA! The spread is actually a belgian invention, I even used to make it myself, or at least, the 'spread' which was the origin to the official spread. It's not so hard to do. So a little recipe for those who can't find the spread, but do have the cookies: take a bowl of warm coffee and dip the cookies in it. When you lay the cookies aside, they will soak up the coffee and fall apart. Mix a bit and tadaa! You've just made simplified Biscoff (or Speculoos) spread. I don't know if it'll work in the recipe, but at least now you can try. (you can also directly lay the soaked cookies on your bread, like I always do)
    U.K. residents who can't find the cookies either: come to Belgium, we have lots of them in our stores. Search for 'Speculoos' (cookies) or 'Speculoospasta' (spread)
    I'll surely try the recipe with Speculoospasta!

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  35. I can totally see you as a fight attendent! I bet you were the sweetest, most darling flight attendent evah!

    The one that evryone oogled over.

    Just like I'm oogling (sp?) over those delectable brownies!

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  36. I LOVE THE BISCOFF COOKIES WITH NUTELLA OHHHH MAN I COULD EAT IT ALL DAY!! i serioulsy get scarred to buy the combo sometimes bc i just KNOW i will eat way too much!
    cant wait to try these, ive never heard of the biscoff spread before! hope i can find it!

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  37. Wow, these look absolutely delicious. Must try!

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  38. These look fantastic. Have you tried the crunchy version of the spread? It's fantastic. I used it for a macaron filling recently.

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  39. OH. MY. STARS.
    I love Biscoff cookies!! And brownies!!
    And this is perfect and amazing!
    Can't wait to try.

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  40. Oh, that just grabbed my attention. How I wish we did more baking at culinary school (I wrote all about it, here: "Culinary School: Three Semesters of Life, Learning, and Loss of Blood" - http://amzn.to/oqXw1R). Ah well; never too late to learn (or bake)!

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  41. A flight attendant?! Neat, can you still reap the benefits of that job? Free airline tickets? That would be cool. These brownies look amazing!

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  42. Those DO look good! I love me some brownies!

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  43. Amazing! I had no idea about the Biscoff spread. It looks very yummy! Great photos! The brownies look amazing :)

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  44. Those are some good looking brownies! I have no idea what Biscoff tastes like, but I definitely need to find out!

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  45. Wow, these look divine!!! I've never had biscoff, but they sound fantastic, and in brownie form even better!!!!

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  46. Just had some speculoos paste on my waffles! Yum! I will definitely have to try this recipe! To those of you who don't have access to this item, go to your local World Market or specialty food store and ask the manager to order some! You won't be disappointed!

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  47. This is so funny!! I currently work for DL and am reading this between flights. Thanks for helping me incorporate even more biscoff related items into my life. And if you even run into a sleeve of them again be sure to use them as crust for pumpkin cheesecake. OMG!!!

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  48. Hi Bridget,

    I live in Belgium, about 2 kms from the factory of Lotus. Need I say more? ;-) The cookies are called 'speculoos' here and they became really famous because of 'sinterklaas'. I use them (and the paste too) in lots of recipes (for instance as the bottom of a cheesecake). We have different kinds of speculoos here, but Lotus is my alltime favorite. If you want me to send you some recipes, just e-mail me!

    Evelyn

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  49. Oh My Oh My!
    First off~YOU worked for Delta!
    I LOVE it!
    Secondly~
    Those Biscoff cookies are so YUMMY while in flight!
    Also yummy if you save some in your bag and eat them the next day! ;o)
    How fabulous that they tweeted you to try the Biscoff Spread!
    WOW!
    These swirled brownies look scrumptious!
    I like the little drip too! ;o)
    It's the LITTLE things. ;o)
    I was thinking the same thing about the drips of salted caramel I was licking yesterday while making SALTED CARAMEL FROSTING!
    Can you BELIEVE I did that Bridget!
    Oh...I forgot this post is about YOU! ;o)
    ANywho~zee.
    LOVE these!
    ENJOY the day!
    You always make me SMILE!
    xo

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  50. They are goooooood, real good. I promise. Why did I not grab one this morning? Silly piece of fruit distracted me. Doh!

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  51. When i saw your starting little sentence' it all started innocently enough' my very first thought was 'well these certainly dont look very innocent! they look devilishly good' and thatttt they do. I dont think biscoff exists in the UK (sob...) but these look just plain awesome, and so pretty! impressive little brownies indeed. Lovely recipe and if one day i get my hands on some biscoff i promise you i will be making these for sure! :)

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  52. I just won a jar from Lindsey of Gingerbread Bagels and I cannot WAIT to try it. I couldn't believe it was peanut-free!!! :-)

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  53. I have to have these. Will you send me some?

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  54. These brownies sound absolutely delightful! Never tried biscoffs--but I have seen them all over the blogosphere. Must find myself some. Are they sold at normal grocery stores?

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  55. If you go to Biscoff's website you can see where they are sold in your state (both spread and cookies). In Georgia, I found the spread at Whole Foods and Fresh Market.

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  56. what did you get a degree in to become a flight attendant? just wondering... I'm just interested in colleges/degrees/etc.

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  57. Now I'm wondering if I can get those cookies here in Canada!!

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  58. awesome!

    www.cancerinthecity.com

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  59. I found Biscoff spread at Wal-Mart last month. Same aisle as peanut butter!

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  60. I found it today at Meijer (midwest chain) right next to the peanut butter. It was a total accident-- I was getting PB, and there it was! I never would have expected to find it here. It was $5.29-- still pricey, but worth it to give it a try. I love the cookies!

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  61. The brownies do look delicious Bridget. I checked out their site and sadly, no retail stores in Canada. I'm pretty sure that Ikea sells their Anna biscuits though so next time I'm there, I'm looking for this spread.

    P.S. Pretty sure you just *paid* your IOU to Delta with this post :)

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  62. Whenever I'm booking a flight, I get excited when Delta is cheapest (I'm not loyal to one airline) because that means I get Biscoff cookies! I've been walking past the Biscoff spread in my grocery store for about 4 months now. I'm afraid to buy it because I know I'll eat it way too fast!

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  63. I badly want to try this stuff! I bet a Biscoff blondie with pretzel m&m's would be outstanding!

    http://baking-in-brooklyn.blogspot.com/

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  64. Oh. My. Goodness. There is nothing better than those cookies and now I find out there is a spread????? My life is now complete (at least until I make the brownies)! Thanks!!! ;)

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  65. I was a "road warrior" for several years, and always looked forward to trips that would involve either Delta or United for my "biscoff fix"!

    I have not yet found the spread in my local grocery store (they've only just started carrying the cookies), but I'm guessing that I will be able to find it at World Market and I'll be out that way later this week.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe --- and the links to other recipes! Can't wait to try this.

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  66. I bought a package of Biscoff cookies and now I have buyer's regret. I was hoping this recipe told me how to use them (I hate to throw them away). Is there any way I can convert the cookies for this recipe? If not, I can always crumb them for a cheesecake or pie.

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  67. yum. a while back I bookmarked this recipe for making the biscoff-like spread: http://seitanismymotor.com/2009/08/28/psp/

    and my local scratch-dent gourmet food store has biscoff for $1 a package. Whoo hoo!

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  68. I read this post Friday. On my phone. On an airplane. A Delta airplane. While I was eating. Eating cookies. Biscoff cookies.

    I was mad. My pictures were way too small to really enjoy this post thoroughly.

    Now I'm mad because I want the brownies! :)

    I looooooove Biscoff! I'm dying to try this spread, and your brownies are GORGEOUS! I love how stripy and swirly they look! I must. find. this. spread.

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  69. I looove biscoffs!!!!!

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  70. how funny - i just discovered the biscoff spread yesterday and am now obsessed....

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  71. Those Biscoff cookies are tasty and these brownies look fabulous! I have never seen Biscoff Spread in the store but am on the hunt now.

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  72. I just ordered the spread online. I cant wait to try this recipe! :D

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  73. I have eyed that Biscoff spread at the supermarket. I walk by its spot on the shelf quickly so if a jar decides to hurl itself down into my basket, it won't have a chance.

    Making a note to slow down and let the Biscoff spread swan dive into the cart.

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  74. Hmmm well I don't own an ice cream maker, but I suspect I would get in trouble if I had one. So Biscoff spread it is!

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  75. OH MY!! I know what you're talking about now!! I had those cookies last year on a flight and I kept asking for more. I took like 10 home to my son haha! They are oh so yummy! I'd love to try that spread now!

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  76. I flew Delta just the other day and had some of those nummy little cookies! How exciting this is! I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  77. I am in love with Biscoff cookies. I seriously have to not buy them because I'll just eat the entire package in one sitting. These are going to have to be made now. Now, now. As in not later now.

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  78. My Favorite Ice Cream is FAT ELVIS!

    Peanut Butter, Marshmallows and CHOCOLATE. YUM BUT if you cant get that, then Peanut Butter Cup-like bunny tracks, or Coffee,

    I just LOVE ice cream ALOT. My kids are weird they just like Vanilla or Superman (which tastes like Fruit Loops I guess).

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  79. I definitely need the biscoff spread!! I just moved to Iowa where I have no job, no friends, and am home alone all day while my hubby is in school. Ever side I read your post I went looking for the spread to help lift my spirits so I could make this amazing brownies, but of course they do not sell it in Iowa. I can't stop thinking about it!!!

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  80. Never tried Biscoff, but I absolutely want to, now! These brownies are so intriguing to look at, so luscious!

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  81. These look amazing! My husband is a Pilot for a Delta carrier so his plane is stocked with Biscoffs, I always am asking him to bring some home to me.

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  82. Oh man, I'd love an ice cream maker! I'd make all the dairy free ice cream I could dream of :)

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  83. Briscoff? Is it the same as Speculoos? I love Speculoos and the Speculoos spread that I can find only in France ... Miam! Your cake looks absolutely yummy as well!!!!

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  84. Just popped these into the oven, I hope they turn out because I put them into a 11x 7 pan instead of the 9 x 13 one you recc'd. The brownie dough was thick (like the Alice Mederich brownies) and I was in a hurry and trying to spread out that small amount into a big pan just wasn't on the menu today, so long story short, these filled the 11 x 7 about halfway with blobs of biscoff/cream cheese mix on top.
    For anyone trying to find Biscoff - I found it on the endcap at my local Albertsons, they have all the holiday stuff out, hot buttered rum mix, mint jelly, etc. I think it's seasonal, so I grabbed four jars! Ha, I'm not addicted, just a hoarder of Biscoff! Thanks for the tasty recipe!

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  85. so i ordered speculoos spread online but now i hear they sell biscoff spread at walmart. is this true????

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  86. Walmart carries Biscoff Spread (which I just discovered) for under $4! Happy eating!

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  87. What brand of cocoa powder did you use you use to get that lovely naughty dark color? Will bensdorp work? I have this black cocoa I’ve been afraid to use...

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