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Stapeltje kruidnoten.jpg
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 are harder, have a different colour and shape, and are made with the same ingredients as speculaas.[2]


  1. ^ "Pepernoten / kruidnoten: Wat is het verschil tussen pepernoten en kruidnoten?" (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Waarom worden kruidnoten tegenwoordig pepernoten genoemd?" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 27 October 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2011.

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