• The Restless Ruralist


I am a huge Biscoff cookie fan. I was delighted to find that our local Costco stocks them in a four sleeve box and wasted no time adding a box to my shopping cart. My favourite way to indulge in my Biscoff addiction is to enjoy some with my second cup of morning coffee. There is no need to disclose how many I consume at one sitting.

In any case, I did all my Christmas baking last week and in searching for a few new treats to make I came across a lovely and talented blogger from Newfoundland who goes by the name of Lord Byron's Kitchen. He has a vast array of Christmas baking recipes available at a simple click.

A few recipes caught my eye, mainly because of their ease and minimal ingredients involved. One in particular was his Newfoundland Five Star Cookie Bars. I made them and decided to switched up the 2 cup of Graham Cracker Crumbs by using only 1of a cup and adding 1 cup of Biscoff Cookie crumbs. The name 5 Star came from a chocolate bar by Cadbury called 5 Star. Apparently you can order them through Amazon Canada. These cookie bars will not disappoint whether you follow the original recipe or mine. They are very tasty without being overly sweet. Try them and see if you don't agree.

Biscoff 5 Star Cookie Bars

To make these you will need the following:

  • 8"x8" square cookie pan

  • parchment paper (or Crisco & flour to grease and line pan)

  • 1/2 cup of melted butter

  • 1 cup of Graham Cracker Crumbs

  • 1 cup of Biscoff Cookie Crumbs (about 8 cookies)

  • 2 cups of unsweetened medium shredded coconut

  • 1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla (can be substituted with 1 teaspoon of Pure Maple Syrup)

  • 5 Aero Milk Chocolate Bars


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Grease and flour your pan or line with parchment paper

  • In a large bowl blend cooled melted butter, vanilla (or Maple Syrup) and Sweetened Condensed Milk, hand stir together until well blended.

  • Add coconut, Graham Wafer Crumbs and Biscoff Cookie Crumbs, incorporate well with liquid ingredients.

  • Place mixture into your prepared pan and press evenly to fill the entire pan.

  • Bake for 20 minute at 350 degrees.

  • While waiting for base to cook, break all 5 Milk Chocolate Aero Bars into several small pieces.

  • Remove pan from oven and immediately cover with the broken Aero Bars. Wait 5 minutes before smoothing melted chocolate evenly over the base with a baking spatula.

  • Allow bars to cool at room temperature for at least 3 hours.

  • Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.

  • These bars freeze very well.

Note: To crumb the Biscoff Cookies use a Crank Chop food chopper or put them in the blender on "crumb" for a few seconds until fully crumbed.