Dutch Hagelslag (Bread with Chocolate Sprinkles)

Today we’re taking a delicious trip to the Netherlands for a quick and easy sweet treat: hagelslag – Dutch chocolate sprinkles on buttered bread. Only 3 ingredients and no baking required!

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I love this popular Dutch treat!

I first came across hagelslag a couple years ago. I used to travel to the Netherlands for work, and one day I noticed little boxes of chocolate sprinkles at the hotel breakfast bar. As it turns out, the Dutch eat those little chocolate sprinkles on buttered bread and call it hagelslag (which means hail storm).

And it’s not just for kids!

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You can buy boxes of Hagelslag at any Dutch grocery store, so I picked up a variety pack on one of my trips.

Dutch hagelslag - delicious chocolate sprinkles!

There are several different hagelslag flavors. My box had milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate curls, and fruit. I liked the milk chocolate hagelslag the best. I didn’t care for the fruit flavor.

The milk chocolate hagelslag are the best

Hagelslag is eaten for breakfast but why not enjoy it as an afternoon or after-dinner sweet treat? You can buy authentic Hagelslag at World Market and on Amazon (or in a pinch, just use whatever chocolate jimmies sprinkles you have in your cupboard).

How to Make Dutch Hagelslag

You just need 3 ingredients: bread, butter, and the hagelslag of your choice.

Dutch hagelslag - bread, butter, and Dutch chocolate sprinkles

First, slather your bread in butter. A thick layer of butter. A thick layer of delicious European butter, if you have it! (Click here to get my easy European butter recipe – yum!)

Then, cover your bread in hagelslag.

Dutch hagelslag is such an easy and yummy treat!

That’s it! Enjoy!

Dutch hagelslag - YUM!

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I love baking, traveling, and sharing delicious recipes for European Christmas Cookies! I used to live in Germany, have worked on 4 continents, and now enjoy baking and blogging from my adopted home in North Carolina, USA.

1 Comment

  • Anonymous
    May 26, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Definitly put more hagelslag on your bread! Love the stuff, no day goes by without hagelslag for breakfast! I was in The Netherlands in April and didn t come across this delicious breakfast. We definitely missed out!


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