Copy Cat Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies
An easy, made from scratch recipe this cosmic brownie recipe is a spot on copy cat of your favorite store bought snack cake. Fudge-y, brownie like bars are topped with a smooth layer of chocolate ganache and topped with coated candies.
For the Brownies
- 3/4 cup butter 1½ Sticks
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 packed cup light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
For the chocolate ganache topping:
- 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup M&M minis or rainbow chocolate chip candies
Line an 11×7 inch pan with foil. Spray with non stick spray.
In a large bowl, melt butter in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or melt in a small pot over low heat and then transfer to the bowl.
Whisk in the sugars, eggs, milk, and vanilla. Then whisk in the cocoa powder until the batter is smooth and not lumpy.
Add flour gradually, stirring until everything’s evenly combined.
Pour the batter out into the prepared pan, and use a spatula to gently spread it out evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow it to cool completely.
Heat the heavy cream in a medium sauce pan over medium-medium low heat. Add in the chocolate chips, stirring occasionally until they’ve both completely incorporated and the ganache is smooth.
Pour the ganache over the completely cooled brownies. Smooth it out with an offset spatula.
Sprinkle the M&Ms, or rainbow chocolate chip candies, over the top of the ganache. Refrigerate until the ganache has set. Cut brownies into squares to serve and enjoy!
Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg