If you’re looking for an incredible blackberry cobbler recipe that’s more handheld and perfect for a gathering, make these buttery, tart blackberry cobbler bars!

How to Make Blackberry Cobbler Bars

  1. Prepare the baking pan. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar until smooth.  
  3. Add the other ingredients. Add the flour and salt and mix into a crumble-like mixture.
    Adding the other ingredients to the cobbler bar mixture
  4. Press. Press 2/3 of the mixture firmly against the bottom of the pan.
  5. Arrange. Arrange the blackberries over the crust.
    Arranging the blackberries over the crust
  6. Sprinkle. Sprinkle with remaining dough.
    Blackberry Cobbler Bars Before Baking
  7. Bake. Bake in a preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  8. Let cool. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing.
Blackberry Cobbler Bars on Sheet Pan

What is a Cobbler?

Cobbler is a classic American dessert that is made with fruit filling and a thick dough layer that is placed on top. Cobbler can be made with a variety of fruits, such as peaches, apples, or berries, and is often served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Once baked, the dough becomes flaky and golden brown, while the fruit filling becomes soft and syrupy. The combination of sweet fruit and buttery crust makes for a delicious and comforting dessert.

Its texture and taste are similar to that of a crumble or a crisp, but it differs in that the crust is thicker and more biscuit-like.

Eating the Blackberry Cobbler Bars

Easy Blackberry Cobbler Bars

If you're looking for an incredible blackberry cobbler recipe that's more handheld and perfect for a gathering, make these buttery blackberry cobbler bars!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 bars

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Add the flour and salt and mix into a crumble-like mixture.
  • Press 2/3 of the mixture firmly against the bottom of the pan.
  • Arrange the blackberries over the crust.
  • Sprinkle with remaining dough.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing.

Notes

Why Is My Cobbler Doughy?
There could be a few reasons why your cobbler ended up a little rubbery or doughy. Firstly, the cobbler filling has too much liquid, causing the dough to become overly moist.
Another possible reason is that the dough may not have been mixed thoroughly, resulting in pockets of flour that were left uncooked or only partially cooked.
Can I Make Cobbler with Pancake Mix?
While traditional cobbler recipes call for a combination of flour and sugar, pancake mix can be a convenient substitute. However, it’s worth noting that pancake mix often contains other ingredients such as dried fruit, chocolate chips, salt, or other flavorings. These can affect the flavor and texture of your cobbler.
To make a cobbler with pancake mix, simply substitute the flour, sugar, and salt in your recipe with pancake mix and follow the remaining instructions as usual.

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 100mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 524IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Emma Kelly

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    1. Nope! No need to cook them down with this cobbler recipe Stacey :)

      If you did want to cook them down though, you could probably cook them down into this jam.