Copycat Cosmic Brownies

Brownies
September 9, 2019
Brownies
September 9, 2019

Copycat Cosmic Brownies

  • Prep time: 1 hr
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Total time: 1 hr 30 min

These fudgy Cosmic Brownies will take you back to your childhood and those chocolatey intergalactic brownies in your lunchbox. These

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Copycat Cosmic Brownies

These fudgy Cosmic Brownies will take you back to your childhood and those chocolatey intergalactic brownies in your lunchbox. These might even be better than the original Little Debbie’s brownies!

copycat cosmic brownies on parchment paper

Cosmic Brownies

HEY GUYS! Sofi, here. Happy Monday to all you kiddos and kiddos at heart. We’re getting back to our roots with these copycat cosmic brownies AKA those fudgy, chocolatey intergalactic brownies of your lunchbox days. Dare I say, they are better than Little Debbie’s version? I do.

fudgy brownies with candy chocolate sprinkles and a bite taken out of it

What is a Cosmic Brownie?

Growing up, cosmic brownies were my sister Libby’s absolute favorite dessert. She’d take a cosmic brownie over a homemade cookie any day and she ate them with such speed that our household would go through a couple of boxes a week. So, Libs, this one’s for you.

If you’ve never had a cosmic brownie, you’re missing out. We bought a box of them when we decided to do this copycat cosmic brownie recipe–I mean obviously we had to. And, guys, they are just as good as I remembered. A rectangle of fudgy chocolatey (but not too chocolatey) goodness coated in a creamy ganache and topped with crunchy chocolate pieces all wrapped up in a cellophane package.

Tips for the Perfect Copycat Cosmic Brownie:

  1. Use high quality cocoa powder: I cannot stress enough how important it is to you high quality cocoa in your chocolate desserts! Using a low quality cocoa powder can be a real bummer for that rich chocolatey flavor. We love Rodelle’s cocoa powder!
  2. Don’t over mix: The key to a good brownie with a fudgy, yet delicate crumb is not overworking your batter. Once everything is combined just pop it in the oven!
  3. Be patient with your ganache: Ganache can take some time to set, so even though you want to dig in right away, let your chocolate ganache harden before sprinkling with the chocolate candies and devouring!

copycat cosmic brownies with a bite taken out

So here’s all that delicious cosmic brownie flavor without the corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, or preservatives.

What’re you waiting for? Go whip up some homemade cosmic brownies!!

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Copycat Cosmic Brownies

4.8 from 6 reviews

We took the fudgy, delicious cosmic brownies from your lunchbox days and made them sans corn syrup and weird additives so adult you can enjoy these delicious chocolatey treats 🙂

We took the fudgy, delicious cosmic brownies from your lunchbox days and made them sans corn syrup and weird additives so adult you can enjoy these delicious chocolatey treats 🙂

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 eggs and 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

for the ganache

  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temperature.
  • candy coated chocolate sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar until homogenous. Add the eggs, honey, and vanilla extract and whisk until combined, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients until no clumps of flour or cocoa remain. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean. Allow the brownies to cool.
  5. While the brownies cool, make your ganache. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips, whisking constantly to make sure they do not burn. Slowly pour in the cream, whisking constantly until smooth and combined. Pour over the cooled brownies and let set for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate candies and enjoy!

Keywords: little debbies brownies, cosmic brownies, fudgy brownies, homemade brownies, easy brownies recipe

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  1. Delicious!! What are the storage instructions? How long will they last at room temp or in fridge with the ganache topping??

  2. My brownies were done at 17 minutes so if you make these check earlier than 20. I knew the ganache would be too bitter for kids so I used 1 cup milk chocolate and 1/2 cup semi sweet and it came out perfect. Great treat for lunch boxes 🙂

  3. When I was a teenager, I loved cosmic brownies- they were my guilty pleasure. As I got older, I learned to love baking and always wanted to recreate my favorite treat. This recipe does not disappoint! So easy and quick to pull together, and they came out so delicious. I think I like them homemade. I made these for my holiday cookie tins this year and I am so proud! I dressed them with Christmas-themed sprinkles. Will continue to make as the years go on.

  4. After seeing this in the pan, I checked it after just 20 minutes and it was already slightly overbaked. With the semisweet chips, the ganache is much more bitter than cosmic brownies so if I make it again, I’ll use sweeter chips or modify it otherwise.