Speculoos Truffles are easy to prepare candies made from cookie butter and dark chocolate!

Hanukkah, Thanksgiving and Christmas have come and gone. Presents have been exchanged, stockings have been removed and small talk with relatives is winding down to a close. Soon we will be back home in DC and I cannot wait to sleep in my own bed. Travel can be fun but it’s also exhausting. This has not been an especially joyful holiday but I know life will return to normal faster than we can say “2014.”

Speculoos Truffles are easy to prepare candies made from cookie butter and dark chocolate!

Only a few days remain in the year. I cannot say I will miss 2013, even though it brought some wonderful changes. It has been a year that began with tremendous highs and ended with unfortunate lows. But with January comes new beginnings, new opportunities and new adventures. Sign me up for all three!

Speculoos Truffles are easy to prepare candies made from cookie butter and dark chocolate!

If you’re looking for a simple dessert to serve at your New Years Eve party, I’d like to recommend these speculoos truffles. To be honest, they’re quite rich. But that’s a good thing because one only needs a few small bites. Who wants a large dessert on New Years Eve? Speculoos is a fancy word for cookie butter, one of my favorite sweet treats. It has the consistency of peanut butter and a flavor not unlike graham crackers. It is a perfect filling for truffles.

Speculoos Truffles are easy to prepare candies made from cookie butter and dark chocolate!

Speculoos Truffles
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 18 truffles
Ingredients
  • 3½ ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ½ cup speculoos (also called cookie butter or Biscoff)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat the white chocolate and cream together in a large heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water and stir until smooth (it will be thick). Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cookie butter and unsalted butter until smooth.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (2 hours or overnight).
  3. Use a tablespoon to scoop out some of the mixture and quickly roll it into a ball. Place on a baking sheet or large plate. Repeat with all of the truffles. It's ok if the mixture starts to melt a bit while rolling. Once all of the truffles are rolled, place in the refrigerator to chill until firm (20-30 minutes). Once firm, re-roll the truffles to fine tune their round shape and then place in the freezer for an hour.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat the bittersweet chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water and stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Place a slotted spoon or spatula over the bowl of chocolate and then place a frozen truffle on top. Use a ladle to pour chocolate over the truffle until covered, allowing the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Place the truffle on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining truffles. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator until the chocolate firms up.
  5. Serve chilled.
Notes
I like to begin this recipe a day in advance. Follow steps 1 and 2 in the evening and the remaining steps before serving.

 

Tools I Used

(links go to my Amazon affiliate store)

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display
Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowls
Rubbermaid High Heat Spatula
Mercer Hell’s Handle

More Candy Recipes

Savory Simple – Spiced Candied Orange Peel
Savory Simple – Chocolate Malt Truffles
Savory Simple – Smoked Sea Salt Caramels
Roxana’s Home Baking – Nutella Truffles
That Skinny Chick Can Bake - Festive Fudge Snowflakes & Squares
52 Kitchen Adventures – White Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Don't miss future updates from Savory Simple! Subscribe to new recipes by email. You can also follow me via RSS, Facebook and Twitter.

Comments

  1. Oh yes, you had me at cookie butter. Happy New Year to you!

  2. This is so me. I eat cookie butter/biscoff by the spoon and that it’s all neatly packaged in the chocolate casing, even better :) pinned! They look great!

  3. Just gorgeous!

  4. I’m sorry to hear that you year ended with lows, Jen, but hey, 2014 is just around the corner and hopefully it’ll only bring you bigger and better things! Like more of these gorgeous speculoos truffles. They look incredible, as do these stunning photos.

  5. Gorgeous photos, as always (that I’m drooling over, as always). I hope 2014 brings you many more ups than downs, friend!

  6. These are beautiful!! Pinned of course!

  7. hope everything is ok .. wishing you safe travels back home! love these . . brilliant idea to use the cookie butter!

  8. I’m ready for 2013, too…and wish I had a plate of your speculoos truffles to usher in the new year! Wishing you a brighter, joyous and happy New Year! xo

  9. Stunning! And I want a box of these.

  10. Happy New Year! I agree, these would be the perfect dessert although it would be hard to refrain from eating more than 1!

  11. Second picture is amazing, I can’t stop looking at it. So simple yet delicious.

  12. Just gorgeous and I love, love love cookie butter. What a perfectly simple and delicious idea. Best wishes to you for a wonderful (and better 2014!) :)

  13. Those are some fantastic looking truffles! Great job as usual :)

  14. when I made those last year they were the most D/L recipe.

  15. Your 2013 sounds like mine but opposite – mine started out lower than you can imagine (the passing of Murray) then it gradually got better. Not quite on a high note but still much to be grateful for. Here’s to us, to a better 2014 and may we stuff our faces with these truffles :D

  16. Best wishes for 2014 Jennifer, I hope that it brings you lots of happiness and joy (and delicious things to eat of course!)

  17. Truffles are definitely perfect for NYE! Wishing you a lovely 2014!

  18. Yes yes and yes! These look so rich and fudge-like!

  19. Any way I can get more cookie butter in me is fine by me! These look phenomenal! May 2014 far exceed your dreams and wishes — can’t wait to see what you have in store for the new year!

  20. oooooh these look SOO GOOD! soo dangerous!

  21. Ohmygoodness, these truffles are KILLING me Jen! They look incredible!
    And, by the way, I love that shot of the chocolate with the spoons. Perfection :)

  22. hot damn these look delicious.

  23. OH YOU ARE KILLING ME!!!!
    I entered your giveaway to try to restart my body with the juice cleanse and I’m trying to get more entries…and then I see this recipe….OMG…you had me at SPECULOOS!!!! That stuff is life-changing..
    You wouldn’t happen to know the calorie count, would ya?
    AHHHHH!!! Who cares..hope they were as delicious as they look!!! :)
    BTW- I lived in Maryland for 3 years! Went to Bethesda often! :)

Speak Your Mind

*