A few weeks ago I started spooning and rolling cookie butter and chilling the balls for chocolate dipping. I thought it would prove to be a pretty tasty and easy to craft treat. Then our moving day came out of nowhere, and oops, the project got left behind…
Good thing we moved to Southern California, because there’s a Trader Joe’s on every corner now selling dark chocolate bars filled with cookie butter! I’m so glad I didn’t waste precious time dipping my own scoops in chocolate.
But don’t worry, if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s, whipping up a homemade version is a simple process (as long as you aren’t in the middle of a cross-country move). The easiest way is to basically make a chocolate cookie butter cup, method below.Â For a super detailed explanation, check out this peanut butter version on Eatocracy.
OR…. if you don”t want to go through all of that, just buy two of the candy bars (of course, they’re even on Amazon). One for you and one for your person (or at least one for each of your people). Trust me on this, I learned the hard way about forgetting to share.
- 1 jar cookie butter or speculoos spread
- 16 ounces of semisweet or dark chocolate
- Mini-muffin cup paper liners
- Buy [url href “http://edibletimes.wpengine.com/edible-discovery-cookie-butter”]cookie butter[/url] or speculoos spread at your grocery store. It’s most often shelved by the peanut butter and jelly.
- Scoop cold cookie butter into small balls using a 1/2 teaspoon and chill again on parchment paper. Flatten into discs with the palm of your hand, store chilled. Line a mini muffin pan with paper cups.
- Melt dark chocolate in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. [url href “http://http://edibletimes.wpengine.com/chocolatebarkhearts/”]Tempering[/url] your chocolate is the best way to ensure a smooth, shiny coat of goodness.
- Drop a teaspoon or so of chocolate into each paper cup and tap the pan hard on the counter. Tilt pan to spread chocolate, if necessary. Add chilled cookie butter discs, and top each with more chocolate so the filling is completely covered. Refrigerate for at least an hour to set.