Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s Cowboy Bark?  This stuff is ADDICTING!!!  It’s all my favorite foods combined into one SUPER SNACK:  dark chocolate, toffee, pretzels, almonds, peanuts, joe-joes and a little salt.  You can’t go wrong with that winning combination!   I can eat a whole bag in one night, no joke.  If you […]


There is no better way to close this  2 week Unwrapped series but with the ultimate snack: TWINKIES!!!  This beloved golden cream-filled sponge cake is like an American icon and has become the universal symbol of junk food.  And you can find them everywhere- supermarkets, vending machines and gas stations- they are are ubiquitous!  I […]


After I made Samoas last week, a number of people asked me to try making Thin Mints and who was I to deny them?  Thin Mints are the Girl Scouts’ best selling cookie (they make up a quarter of the yearly sales! Samoas come in second place) and they are this former brownie’s favorite cookie. […]


Continuing on the junk food binge, I had to make Twix candybars!  Those are one of my favorite candybars so I had to try to recreate them.  It was pretty self-explanatory process so this tutorial is pretty basic. First thing I did was bake a block of shortbread for the base of the candybar.  You […]


Continuing on with the Unwrapped: Your Favorite Snack Recipes this week. So far, I’ve covered Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Samoa Girl Scout cookies and goldfish crackers.  Forgive me, but today, I had to toss in something healthy: Growing up, my siblings and I rarely got to eat junk food. No candy, no cookies and no […]