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Stapeltje kruidnoten.jpg
A bag of kruidnoten
Place of originNetherlands
Main ingredients
VariationsCovered in any kind of chocolate

Kruidnoten (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkrœytnoːtə(n)] (About this soundlisten)) are small, round, cookie-like confectioneries with a crispy texture, traditionally associated with the early December Sinterklaas festivities in the Netherlands.

The term kruidnoten is often confused with pepernoten.[1] Kruidnoten, which translates to "spice nuts" in English, are harder, have a different colour and shape, and are made with the same ingredients as speculaas.[2]


  1. ^ "Pepernoten / kruidnoten: Noem je het bekende strooigoed nu pepernoten of kruidnoten? Of is daar een verschil tussen?" (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Waarom worden kruidnoten tegenwoordig pepernoten genoemd?" (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 November 2011.

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