Copycat Cosmic Brownies – Ooey Gooey Goodness!
Do you remember the first time you ever tried cosmic brownies? Most of us could probably share a story or two involving lunch box snack cakes. Some of my favorites were oatmeal pies and crunches. My oldest always loved the brownies. That ooey-gooey chew. The crunchy sprinkles. It would make his mouth water thinking about it until lunch time. Now you can make your own Copycat Cosmic Brownies right at home. Who says you need a bag lunch to enjoy them? They’re just as perfect for summer play days by the pool or sprinkler.
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the pre-packaged snack cakes. They are just as delicious! However, for those who are dealing with food allergies/sensitives, this homemade recipe makes it’s easy to substitute so the whole family can enjoy them! This recipe is also versatile as you can use whatever sprinkles you prefer! Customize them for a birthday party, special celebration, or just for the fact it’s a Monday!
This copycat cosmic brownie recipe is super easy to make and contains ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and fridge! All you need is light brown sugar, sugar, flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, chocolate chips, vanilla, eggs, heavy whipping cream, unsalted butter and candy sprinkles!
I hope you enjoy making these with your family! I think they will become a family favorite!
Here are a few other scrumptious brownie recipes that I think you will enjoy too!
Copycat Cosmic Brownies
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tbsp. water
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
While the oven is preheating, combine the butter, eggs, sugars, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk the mixture thoroughly to ensure that all of the ingredients are nicely mixed together.
Then slowly incorporate the cocoa powder and the flour.
Pour the batter into the pan and lightly smooth and level the top of the mixture. Put the pan into the oven and bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
While the brownies are cooling, making the icing in a medium bowl.
To make the icing, microwave the chocolate chips and cream in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute then whisk until smooth. Pour the icing over the cooled brownies and slightly smooth. Refrigerate for 15 – 20 minutes, then add the sprinkles. Place the pan back into the refrigerator until the icing has completely set.
Once the icing has set, remove the pan from the fridge and slice the Copycat Cosmic Brownies and serve them on your favorite dessert plates! Or just eat one or two from the pan!
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- 3/4 cup melted Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp Water
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 3/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 3/4 cup Flour
- 1 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chips
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
- Candy Sprinkle decorations
Preheat oven to 350.
Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray with non stick spray.
Combine melted butter, eggs, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
Whisk in the cocoa powder until incorporated.
Add the flour and stir until just incorporated.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Lightly smooth and level the top.
Bake 25 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool in pan.
Microwave chocolate chips and cream in a medium bowl for 1 minute
Whisk until smooth.
Pour icing over cooled brownies and lightly smooth.
Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes to allow icing to slightly firm.
Add sprinkles to top and return to refrigerator to finish setting.
When icing is completely set, Slice and serve.