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Cowboy Bark Brownies

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Have you tried the crazy addicting Cowboy Bark from Trader Joe’s? Well, if you haven’t, take my word, it is tasty. Dark chocolate, crushed pretzels, toffee, crushed Oreos, nuts, more chocolate, and my favorite bit – sea salt. I needed to bring a dessert to a friend’s house for dinner and came up with a brownie version of Cowboy Bark. Not a bad idea if I do say so myself. I made my simple brownie batter, but you could easily use a boxed mix.

These are so simple to make and I had everything in my pantry. It is a great way to use the bags of toffee bits and nuts that had just enough for snacking, but enough to actually make something out of it.

I’m off to to a Cape League game, I hope that you are having a delightful weekend.

cowboy bark brownies recipe

Simple Brownie Batter or a boxed mix
1/2 cup crushed Oreos
1/4 cup crushed pretzels
1/4 cup Heath bar pieces
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon sea salt

cowboy bark brownie recipe

Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper, let it overhang on each side. This makes it so easy to get it out of the pan and cut them into bars. Spread the brownie batter evenly into the bottom of the pan.

cowboy bark brownies recipe

Sprinkle the remaining ingredients over the batter. Press the ingredients down into the batter.

cowboy bark brownie recipe Bake according to the brownie recipe directions. Let cool completely and cut into small bars.

cowboy bark brownie recipe

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Cowboy Bark Brownies


Ingredients

  • Simple Brownie Batter or boxed mix
  • 1/2 cup crushed Oreos
  • 1/4 cup crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 cup Heath bar pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper, let it overhang on each side. This makes it so easy to get it out of the pan and cut them into bars. Spread the brownie batter evenly into the bottom of the pan.
  2. Sprinkle the remaining ingredients over the batter. Press the ingredients down into the batter.
  3. Bake according to the brownie recipe directions. Let cool completely and cut into small bars.

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  1. ahu

    July 20th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    this looks incredible – i’m loving the idea of knocking off a TJ item as well! 🙂

  2. Sheila @ Sweet Baked Life

    July 20th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    AMAZING! I have never heard of Cowboy Bark, but I am definitely going to try these incredible brownies! 🙂

  3. bakedbree

    July 24th, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    You need to try it, it is so good. Sweet, salty, AND chocolate, you can’t go wrong.

  4. Cookbook Queen

    July 21st, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Genius! These are the most gorgeous brownies of all time.

  5. bakedbree

    July 24th, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Why thank you!That is very nice of you to say. 🙂

  6. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    July 24th, 2014 at 4:36 am

    these look AMAZING. i am so craving one of these brownies right now, yum!

  7. bakedbree

    July 24th, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    These are so EASY! Just doctoring a basic brownie batter. Thanks!

  8. Terri

    October 14th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    If you leave the chocolate pieces to bake on the brownie mix, won’t they just melt?

  9. bakedbree

    October 16th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    As you can see from the pictures, that doesn’t happen.

  10. Jenn

    August 31st, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Since the Simple Brownie Recipe is typically for an 8×8 pan, did you double the recipe to make it fit a 9×13 pan for this recipe, or is the brownie layer just a tad bit thinner for this recipe??

  11. bakedbree

    September 7th, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    It is just thinner. If you use a box, it is thicker.

  12. Lorrie

    August 31st, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Your simple brownie recipe calls for an 8×8 pan, but this recipe is baked in a 9×13. Should I double the brownie recipe to use for the bark?

  13. bakedbree

    September 7th, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    No, I would just spread it thinly in the pan.

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