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Circus Animal Cookie Bark

I thought about calling these “Not Your Mother’s” Cookie Bark… get it? (Mother’s® Cookies?) No?

After making my White Chocolate Cookie Truffles last week, I was left with half a box of vanilla wafer cookies and half a package of vanilla almond bark.  As I was skimming for more ingredients I saw a bag of Circus Animal Cookies, and the light bulb went off.

I think those cookies are universally nostalgic.  Growing up we always had homemade cookies around the house… so much so that it almost felt like a treat to eat these “store bought” cookies.

Who doesn’t love a no bake recipe?  Even better that there are only three ingredients!  I’m not going to give measurements, because you really have to judge for yourself how much you want to make.

Circus Animal Cookie Bark

5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 283kcal
Author: Emily Grace


  • Vanilla wafer cookies chopped
  • Vanilla almond bark melted
  • Rainbow nonpareils


  • Arrange the nonpareils into a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Heat the almond bark in the microwave at 30 second intervals until melted.
  • Pour on top of the sprinkles and smooth out with a spoon to desired thickness.
  • Top with chopped vanilla wafer cookies.
  • Place in the refrigerator until the almond bark hardens.
  • Remove and chop into pieces as desired.


You could also reverse the order, cookies first, almond bark next, and top with the sprinkles. Just depends on how you want the final look to be.
Nutritional facts will depend on the quantity used.


Serving: 1batch | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 27g
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Recipe Rating


Friday 25th of January 2013

Emily, This looks so yummy! I can't wait to make some too. My hubby LOVES animal cookies :) Thanks for sharing Michelle


Friday 18th of January 2013

We just made these and omg! Thank you!

Olivia @ Liv Lives Life

Wednesday 9th of January 2013

Wow, these are so pretty! And I bet they taste amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

Tuesday 8th of January 2013

FUN! Love the fun colors! Thanks so much for linking up at Two-Cup Tuesday! See ya again next week!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

Monday 7th of January 2013

They are SO pretty! And I like Not Your Mother's ... LOL!

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