Speculoos S’mores Cheesecake Bars

by Erin

After frantically getting my hands on three jars of Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter during the grand opening in Knoxville, I then discovered that it is pretty much the same thing as Biscoff Cookie Spread. Apparently “Speculoos” is the type of cookie, and “Biscoff” is a brand of that cookie. Kind of made me feel like an idiot for going into the store three times looking for the restock, but I think it was at least a little cheaper than the Biscoff brand.

Regardless of which brand stocked in your pantry, you really should make these bars. With the use of the already spiced-up spread, cinnamon graham crackers, and even the Speculoos filled chocolate bars, these s’mores cheesecake bars are ready be to devoured. I made these bars a little thicker than the original recipe by baking them in a pan half the size as noted in the directions. But I think if I were to do it again I would’ve made them thinner because they were pretty massive bars haha.

In other news, you seriously need to vote for my nephew, Luke, in the Babiators Facebook contest. He rocks those shades, so vote HERE.

Oh I almost forgot to tell you. On Monday, my traffic court date went pretty smoothly despite walking through the pouring rain twice because when I got to security they wouldn’t let my camera in which is always in my purse (which btw was allowed in on Friday without any comment). Hopefully my string of bad luck has finally come to an end.

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Makes about 32 bars



2 cups graham crackers crumbs (I used the cinnamon kind)

1/3 cup butter, melted

3 Tbsp sugar

1/2 cup Speculoos cookie butter, warmed in the microwave for 30 seconds (or Biscoff)


4-8 oz. blocks of cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

4 eggs

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1/2 cup chopped Trader Joe’s dark chocolate bars filled with Speculoos cookie butter (or Hershey’s chocolate bar)

1 cup mini marshmallows

4 graham crackers, coarsely chopped (I used the cinnamon kind)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides.
  2. Mix with the graham cracker crumbs, butter and 3 tablespoons sugar together until all the crumbs are moistened; press onto bottom of prepared pan. Drizzle the cookie butter evenly over the crust.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla in large bowl until smooth. Sift in flour; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Stir chocolate chips into cream cheese mixture with a rubber spatula. Pour over crust.
  4. Bake 30 minutes; remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped chocolate bar, mini marshmallows, and chopped graham crackers. The top of the cheesecake will be almost set – don’t be afraid to press the toppings down into it slightly. Bake for another 10 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan before cutting into bars.

Source: Adapted slightly from Fake Ginger.

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Dottie September 27, 2012 - 8:56 pm

OMG Thank you so much for this recipe. I needed something really good to share for a gathering. As I am writing this they (two pans) are cooling. I went to Trader Joe’s to search for this cookie butter and candy bar that I have never heard of. As soon as I got home I had to sample each, so happy I bought extra!!! Truely woke up my taste buds :-P Now I just cannot wait to sample a full Smore Cheesecake Bar!

Dottie September 28, 2012 - 10:41 am

I forgot to say that my first batch I did not read the directions very well and added the cookie butter to the crumbs/butter and mixed it with it. The second batch I followed the directions to the T. I cut them into bars this morning and actually liked te first batch better. It was also so much easier to mix it all together. By the way, they are to die for!

spiffycookie September 28, 2012 - 10:47 am

Thanks for the input!

Erin @ Making Memories September 26, 2012 - 5:02 pm

Your bars look wonderful!!! I am so making these. But biscoff filled chocolate bars? Really? How hav I never heard of these?!?! I’m going to have to see if it’s only a Trader Joes thing. Thanks!

wendyb964 September 21, 2012 - 1:24 pm

These look divine. Though anything with cookie butter, cream cheese, and/or chocolate piques my interest, these woud be gobbled up. Since graham crackers are not my fav, I’m happy to find chocolate graham crackers are all I have on hand! Wish my sons and their wives lived closer: the boys love chesecake and the gals love s’mores. Definitely one to pin. Hmmm, might try gilding the lily and using some Nutella swirled through instead of the chips and topping. BUT I MUST GET THOSE SPECULOOS-FILLED CHOCOLATE BARS!!! (Yes, I’m shouting as if I didn’t have slippers I’d make a quick run to TJ’s less than 10 min away.) Thank you so very much for these yummy bars and lots of ideas.

spiffycookie September 21, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Haha I am so very glad to have instigated so many ideas!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust September 20, 2012 - 6:18 pm

I would totally die and go to heaven for these. I heart cookie butter!

Jackie @ The Beeroness September 20, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Those look delicious. I love cheesecake, one of my fav desserts ever.

amy @ fearless homemaker September 20, 2012 - 9:57 am

Oh my goodness, these look SOOOO good. And your nephew is insanely adorable. Those cheeks! Babies in sunglasses are so darn cute!

Vicki @ WITK September 19, 2012 - 9:17 pm

I love cheesecake everything, I’ll just have to stop by tj’s and pick up some cookie spread! Cookie spread, such a strange thing! :)

Lynna September 19, 2012 - 9:09 pm

OMG this sounds AMAZING. <3

Stephanie September 19, 2012 - 7:15 pm

Would it be to “Biscoffy” to use the cookies in the crust?

spiffycookie September 20, 2012 - 8:31 am

I don’t think so. Go for it!

Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking September 19, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Oh baby! I have been holding off trying TJ’s cookie butter for the reason that I might get addicted. These look too good! I’m taking the plunge! Just added cookie butter to my shopping list!

spiffycookie September 20, 2012 - 8:30 am

Good choice!

sally @ sallys baking addiction September 19, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Ok. I have DIED and gone to HEAVEN! I only recently tried cookie butter this year and it is by far the most addicting spread EVER! More than PB… and you know me… that is saying A LOT!! Love these Erin!

spiffycookie September 19, 2012 - 3:33 pm

More than PB!? Gasp, I cannot make that statement personally, but cookie butter is pretty good.

amanda @ fake ginger September 19, 2012 - 2:02 pm

YUM! I still haven’t tried any of the cookie spreads. What is wrong with me?! I definitely need to try this though!

Stephanie September 19, 2012 - 11:03 am

I tried Cookie Butter for the first time not too long ago when a Foodie Penpal sent it my way. I had no idea what I was missing! This looks great!

Tracey September 19, 2012 - 9:34 am

I haven’t baked with Biscoff spread in ages, what is wrong with me?? I’ve never actually tried the TJ’s brand, I’ll have to compare the price to Biscoff next time I’m there. These bars look aaaamazing!

spiffycookie September 19, 2012 - 9:40 am

Yes, let me know if there is a price difference. I cannot recall for sure, but I think it might be cheaper.

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel September 19, 2012 - 8:51 am

Cookie butter and s’mores AND cheesecake? Is this what heaven looks like?

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite September 19, 2012 - 8:41 am

yesssss. i so need more cookie butter in my life.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray September 19, 2012 - 7:26 am

Ooooh speculoos decadence. I so approve.


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