The moment I fell in love with biscoff spread, I knew I wanted to bake with it. But why another biscoff recipe…there are so many recipes out there including my biscoff buttercream icing. I love peanut butter cups…Reese's peanut butter cups and then dreamt of this recipe; biscoff butter cups. I knew I had to make them one day. I recently I told my friend, Aggie, about my idea and she you have to do them. When someone says to me, what are you waiting for, it gives me a jolt and I just have to do it.
Do you have a friend in your life who you know has to be your sister, you're so much alike- not only have a similar background but you just mesh so well with? Not only does she get you, she encourages you and makes you a better person. Well one of those friends for me is Naomi. So when I told her about this recipe and how I was working on it, she said she had never tried biscoff spread (also known as cookie butter) before. I almost didn't believe her, she had to tell me twice. I'm being really dramatic here but if you haven't tried it, you need to. Sorry this is not a commercial for the biscoff folks (they don't know who I am). I currently have four jars of this stuff in my pantry, I just might have a problem.
After Naomi finally tried it and loved it, we hatched a plan to do a week of biscoff recipes together. You need to go visit her and see her killer Biscoff and Kahlua Crunch Cupcakes. And come back all week to see more from the both of us!
First I made the biscoff butter and then melted the chocolate with shortening in a glass bowl over a pot of simmer water. (The last two photos on the right are actually of the milk chocolate & semi-sweet chocolate combination, I totally forgot to take pictures when I melted the milk & semi-sweet chocolate.) The left photo shows the biscoff and butter blended together before adding the powdered sugar.
Not the best step by step photos but I wanted to show you how relatively simple it is and how messy it can be but that's still okay. I also would have used my favorite brown cupcake liners but that would have been hard to illustrate here. These thin white paper liners worked great.
Using a 2 tsp OXO cookie scoop, I only filled it halfway with the melted dark chocolate – to 1 tsp, drop the dark chocolate into the bottom of a few paper liners. Using the cookie scoop, spread the chocolate out as best as you can, it doesn't have to completely cover the bottom of the cupcake liner. Then, add 1/2 Tbsp of the biscoff butter filling on top the chocolate. Using a regular spoon, spread the biscoff out over the chocolate and smooth the top as best as you can. Using the cookie scoop, top the filling with 1 tsp of melted dark chocolate. Using a combination of a regular spoon and gently rapping the cupcake tin on the counter, spread out and smooth out the top layer of chocolate.
Refrigerate the butter cups for at least a few hours and what you get are these little lovelies. I made them with the semi-sweet and milk chocolate combo just like how Joy of Baking does with their peanut butter cups but I liked it better when I did it with just dark chocolate. The dark chocolate gives it a depth of flavor and goes nicely with the sweet biscoff butter filling.
I hope you give these little babies a try. Share them with your friends, I know they will appreicate you for it.
I do have to warn you, these are a little softer than the pb butter cups you're used to. Once they are out for a little bit, they start to soften and when you eat them, you will have to, just have to lick your fingers!
Dark Chocolate Biscoff Butter Cups aka Cookie Butter Cups
Biscoff Butter Filling
- 1/2 cup creamy biscoff spread, or cookie butter spread
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups 308 grams dark chocolate, chips or whole that is coarsely chopped
- 2 tsp vegetable shortening
- 2 tsp cookie scoop
- 1/2 Tbsp measuring spoon
- 2 small spoons
- 2 cupcake tins
- 18 cupcake liners, whatever color you have on hand will do
- paper towels
- Line cupcake tins with 18 cupcake liners and set aside.
Biscoff Butter Filling:
- Add the biscoff spread, unsalted butter, and salt in a glass microwavable bowl and place in the microwave to heat for 20 seconds. Stir the biscoff butter mixture until thoroughly combined.
- In 1/4 cup increments, stir in the powdered sugar until throughly combined.
Melting the chocolate:
- Add dark chocolate and shortening to a glass heatproof bowl. Bring a a pot or saucepan of water to a simmer on medium or medium low heat. Place the bowl on top of the pot and melt the chocolate being sure to stir the chocolate & the shortening.
Putting it all together:
- Using a 2 tsp OXO cookie scoop (or whatever cookie scoop you have available), fill it halfway with the melted dark chocolate - to 1 tsp, drop the dark chocolate into the bottom of a few paper liners. Using the cookie scoop, spread the chocolate out as best as you can, it doesn't have to completely cover the bottom of the cupcake liner.
- Then, add 1/2 Tbsp of the biscoff butter filling on top the chocolate. Using a regular spoon, spread the biscoff out over the chocolate and smooth the top as best as you can.
- Using the cookie scoop, top the filling with 1 tsp of melted dark chocolate. Using a combination of a regular spoon and gently rapping the cupcake tin on the counter, spread out and smooth out the top layer of chocolate.
- Refrigerate the cookie butter cups for at least a few hours. To store them, leave the cookie butter cups in the liners and store them inside an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- I used Biscoff brand spread. You can use your generic store brand cookie butter too!
- I used Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips but I'm sure any other brand dark chocolate chips or bars would work.
- A cookie scoop is a good idea for this recipe because using a teaspoon measuring spoon or a regular spoon, it will be hard to get the chocolate off. The scoop helps you get the chocolate out of the scoop and into the cupcake liner quickly.
I know I’m late to this post but could some kind of dairy free spread be used for this?
elizabeth ranger says
Is Biscoff kind of like Spekuloos spread? I love your idea for chocolate cups, too – you got a really great finish on those!
Julie Deily says
Hi Elizabeth, yes they are! And thank you so much!
Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
These rock beyond words
Kathy - Panini Happy says
yummyyummyyummyyummy…these sound amazing, Julie!!
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says
Mercy! I would love, love, love these!!! Genius!
Tasha Zee says
WHOOOOOOAAAA! This is just like … AWESOME!!!
Now this is the way to do PB cups!!!
This sounds AMAZING! What a great idea!
I was a day late in making them (see above) but holy moleyanna, these are delish! My 6yo loved them too. Very easy to make. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Julie Deily says
Tracey, so glad you tried them and loved them! So easy right? And hard to resist. Thanks again for popping back by and letting me know. 😀
[email protected] says
Oh Julie, they look so professional! I’m very impressed and suddenly need chocolate….
I can’t believe Naomi has never tried Biscoff!! I can’t have the cookies in the house, I will eat the whole package! lol
These look amazing Julie!
Oh Julie, licking my fingers is no problem. These are awesome looking. Also beautiful pictures!!
Mmmmmmmm! That’s all that needs to be said!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
You know you’re a genius for creating these! And I could seriously stuff like 10 of these at once!
So, I have to confess, I am still a Biscoff spread virgin! I thought I didn’t need any more convincing, but these amazing bites motivated me to put it on my shopping list, once and for all 🙂
Jen M O says
Oh, these sounds so good!
Mom Foodie says
OMG those look divine…
They look amazing, and in a s’more? I die!
Cookin' Canuck says
I heard you describe these babies in person and they sounded so good. Now, having seen them here, I know I really need to try them. I am also one that hasn’t tried the Biscoff spread. Apparently that needs to change!
So does this mean the party is at your place? I’ll be right there. They look fabulous!
Holy schmoly, I just drooled in my lap. Trying these TODAY.
Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
so awesome! I want to try to make these soon
Paula - bell'alimento says
Hello buttercup! I would eat every single one of those. And not feel bad about it at all ; ) xoxo
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
See… this is something I know I can’t make because those would just go straight into my mouth. I know that’s kind of the point, but I just don’t have the will power to keep myself away from these. There’s no denying the genius of these beauties!
Laura (GotChocolate) says
Yummers! I LOVE dark chocolate! I really like that these are bite-sized and thin too. Chocoholics unite! You rock, Julie!!!
Julie @ Table for Two says
I’m drooling over this. Wow wow!!
O that looks so totally delicious! I have never made anything like it but you make it sound so simple…
Bev @ Bev Cooks says
Holy crap, lady. Consider me in.
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Wow! These look so yummy. I just found your blog through Naomi’s and instantly subscribed. Everything looks amazing! I’ve made homemade peanut butter cups, just because I have to (they don’t exist in Germany) but Biscoff sounds even better!
Julie Deily says
Hi Erin, you’re so sweet. Thank you!!!
Sydney @ The Crepes of Wrath says
These are so cute! My husband is the biggest peanut butter cup fan, so I need to do some soon, myself, and these are truly larger than life with thd addition of biscoff!
Oh how I wish we were neighbors. You have won my heart with these Julie. Awesome times a million!
Julie Deily says
I wish we were neighbors too, Cassie! All of your amazing creations would go into my belly! 🙂
Lauren at Keep It Sweet says
I also adore cookie butter so these would not last a second in my kitchen!
Okay, these are ridicoulous and so easy to make – I have no excuse not make and devour them. 🙂
Love you-so happy we are friends and thankful for our friendship! And Matt, kinda is wondering why I have like four jars in our cabinet now. I told him to talk to you.
girl… i’m drooling over your photos and now craving these like its my job. I think i might just have to make a batch tonight!
[email protected] says
These need to make an appearance at my house!
Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray says
The perfect use for Biscoff! I can’t even handle these…I want to eat all of ’em, the whole batch!
I need these in my life!
Jessica @ How Sweet says
we’re gonna eat these after we spin this morning, right?
Cookbook Queen says
Love these cups — Biscoff is the perfect filling!!
Lori @ RecipeGirl says
Would you believe that I have yet to buy a full jar of Biscoff?! I’ve tasted the samples, but haven’t been brave enough to keep the stuff in my cupboard!! You did a fabulous job with these- I want FIVE!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Whoa. This is all kinds of delicious! I LOVE the look of these!
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
Love it! Love making my own nut butter cups and love cookie butter/Biscoff. Saw Naomi link you up in her last post mentioning you and Biscoff…and bam, here you are..with…Biscoff 🙂 Perfect!