Gooey Cookie Butter Brown Sugar Bars

Cookie butter. Alternate names: Biscoff spread, Speculoos.

These bars–all of the above, plus nectar of the gods.

Did I get the magic words in there anywhere?

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If you’re like me, you’ll want to grab a jar and just jam your really grown-up Minnie Mouse spoon right in–

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Ohhh yeah.

If this sounds like something you have done would do, you won’t want to miss these heavenly, gooey, cinnamony cookie butter bars!

Plus, they’ll give you a really amazing excuse to spoon out mouthfuls of cookie butter while you’re waiting for the bars to finish baking. I know my jar is almost gone, and the recipe only calls for a little over half a cup…

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On the other hand, if you’d like to agonize over nutritional labels and keep your body in bikini ship-shape in time for summer–skip out on these. Be my guest. Really. Because that means more, more, and more for me.

Oh, who are we kidding? These are awesome. You HAVE to try them!

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If you’re really set on avoiding these, I’ll be nice. I won’t tell you about the thick, perfectly proportioned spiced graham cracker crust, and I certainly won’t tell you about the melt-in-your-mouth, warm gooey layer of cookie butter molasses-style brown sugar that you’re sure to love.

Aren’t I just the nicest?

You can probably see why having an entire trayful of these bad boys sitting on my kitchen counter can be an eensy, weensy, HUGE problem.

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So check out the recipe. You DO have a jar of cookie butter sitting in your pantry, don’t you? Why, you DO? (Or if you don’t–you WILL in about 10 minutes, right?)

While I leave to Google the definition of “addiction,” why don’t you take another look at these drool-worthy bars?

And if you don’t see me back again in a while–er, don’t look in the kitchen. You might find a strange girl standing there with a Minnie Mouse spoon in one hand and an empty jar of cookie butter in the other…and that’s just awkward.

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Guess you might want to check your kitchen after all. And while you’re there, why not make these FANTASTIC cookie butter addict bars?

Gooey Cookie Butter Brown Sugar Bars
Cookie butter filling adapted from Handle the Heat
For graham cracker crust:
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (approximately 16 sheets, crushed)
  • 10 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For cookie butter brown sugar filling:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cookie butter spread


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8×8-inch baking pan and set aside.
  2. To make crust: Combine all crust ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Press evenly and lightly into greased baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, until lightly golden. Set aside to cool while making filling.
  3. To make filling: Combine filling ingredients until completely smooth. Pour over slightly cooled crust and bake for approximately 30 minutes, until the center has just set. Remove from oven and allow to cool, then cut into bars and cool completely on a wire rack.


9 Replies to “Gooey Cookie Butter Brown Sugar Bars”

  1. These sound wonderful!! I keep hearing about cookie butter but haven’t picked up a jar from trader joe’s yet, this must be remedied asap 🙂

    1. Ohh absolutely–it’s only 3.79 or something like that, and it’s worth every single cent with its slightly gritty but wonderfully warming spiciness…TJ’s really needs to pay me for these endorsements 😀 good to see you here, Eva! If you do try it, definitely report back!

  2. Thus far I’ve been able to resist cookie butter. But I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before I get around to sampling it, and then I’ll probably be hooked. When I do, I’ll definitely keep your recipe in mind – looks wonderful. Besides, I like a recipe where you use only half the jar, then get to eat the other half!

    1. This is one bandwagon I have to endorse hopping on, John! The jar is slowly vanishing in the wake of these bars–I guess I’ll have to buy a whole new one before I make them again next week…hehe.

  3. I am completely crazy for cookie butter! I haven’t picked up a jar in a few weeks, so I need to get to Trader Joes immediately. The combination with brown sugar – amazing! These look irresistable. I want a plate of them for lunch!

    1. I thought of your comment when I stopped by to stock up at Trader Joe’s today–I will not deny reports that I may have eaten a plate of these for lunch, either!

  4. I posted a cookie butter recipe last week with streusel and brown sugar. These look great…seriously though, who needs a ‘recipe’ to use cookie butter. I really just need a spoon 🙂

  5. Finally I tried these today. I do not like them warm however I like them after being refrigerated. My preferred method to eat said cookie butter is prolly just off a spoon. 🙂

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