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

Cowboy Bark Brownies

Cowboy Bark Brownies

Yield: makes 18

Cowboy Bark Brownies - Have you ever had Trader Joe's Cowboy Bark? These brownies have everything you love about that inside a fudgy brownie.

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 9x13 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.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. ahu

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

  2. Sheila @ Sweet Baked Life

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

    1. bakedbree

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

  3. Cookbook Queen

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

    1. bakedbree

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

  4. Thalia @ butter and brioche

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

    1. bakedbree

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

  5. Terri

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

    1. bakedbree

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

  6. Jenn

    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??

    1. bakedbree

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

  7. Lorrie

    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?

    1. bakedbree

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

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