Cosmic Brownie Recipe – Sugar Spun Run

My selfmade, fully from-scratch Cosmic Brownie Recipe tastes like the actual factor, minus all of the preservatives. These are fast and straightforward to make with no mixer and simply half-hour of prep work!

Brownies made from a homemade cosmic brownie recipe.

Copycat Cosmic Brownie Recipe

Cosmic brownies had been the lunchbox treasure of so many childhoods, and whereas they’ll at all times maintain a particular place in our hearts, they don’t precisely measure as much as an grownup palate. My cosmic brownie recipe eliminates that processed, chemical style whereas preserving the beloved chocolatey taste and fudgy, chewy texture all of us love.

When growing this recipe, I used just a few pointers from my selfmade brownies and brownie cookies to create a flavorful, however not-too-rich base. It pairs so properly with the chocolate frosting, which is a fudgier chocolate ganache that takes minutes to make. They’re topped off with colourful sweet chips (after all!) and are a lot, a lot better than the actual factor!

Why you’ll love them:

  • Tremendous nostalgic, however tastes even higher than you bear in mind!
  • Fast to make–lower than an hour.
  • Simple to arrange and not using a mixer.
  • Carefeully designed to have an extremely fudgy and chewy texture.

What You Want

Overhead view of ingredients including chocolate chips, colorful candies, cocoa powder, heavy cream, and more.

My cosmic brownie recipe takes just a few primary components and turns them right into a magical (and colourful!) childhood deal with! Listed here are crucial ones:

  • Cocoa powder. Use pure cocoa powder for essentially the most genuine taste.
  • Egg + egg yolk. An additional egg yolk makes this cosmic brownie recipe tremendous tender and chewy, similar to the actual factor!
  • Chocolate chips. A mix of milk chocolate and semisweet chips retains the frosting from being too candy. I soften mine on the range, however it’s also possible to soften chocolate chips within the microwave.
  • Vanilla extract. Whereas my desire is at all times for actual vanilla extract, utilizing imitation vanilla extract gives you a taste that’s extra just like the Cosmic brownies you’d purchase in a field!
  • Sweet coated chips. These important in any cosmic brownie recipe! I discovered the mine in my native grocery retailer within the cake adorning aisle, however when you can’t discover them, it’s also possible to purchase them on Amazon.

SAM’S TIP: Your frosting might want to harden fully earlier than you chop into your brownies. You’ll be able to watch for this to occur naturally, or you’ll be able to pop your brownies within the fridge to hurry up the method.

Bear in mind, that is simply an outline of the components I used and why. For the complete recipe please scroll all the way down to the underside of the submit!

Methods to Make Cosmic Brownies

Collage showing the 6 steps to making cosmic brownies
  1. Bloom the cocoa and butter – Soften the butter and stir within the cocoa powder. Including the cocoa to heat butter helps the cocoa to bloom, supplying you with a wealthy chocolate taste.
  2. Stir within the moist components – Add the sugars and stir properly, then add the eggs one after the other earlier than stirring within the vanilla.
  3. Add the dry components – Mix the dry components in a separate bowl, then regularly add them to the moist components.
  4. Bake and let cool – Unfold the batter right into a lined pan and bake at 350F for 16-18 minutes.
  5. Make the frosting – Soften the chocolate and cream collectively till easy, then stir within the vanilla and salt.
  6. Add the frosting – Let the frosting cool for 5-10 minutes (it must thicken a bit) earlier than pouring over the cooled brownies.
  7. Cool and luxuriate in! High with sweet chips earlier than the frosting has set and let the chocolate solidify earlier than slicing.

SAM’S TIP: When you can at all times grease and flour your pan, I desire to make use of parchment paper for the best removing (and clean-up!). This works particularly properly when you go away some extra paper over the sides of your pan to work as a sling.

Fudgy chocolate brownie topped with colorful candies missing one bite.

Incessantly Requested Questions

Can cosmic brownies be frozen?

Sure! Simply be certain to wrap them properly and freeze in an hermetic container or ziploc bag. They’ll hold this fashion for as much as 3 months.

Do cosmic brownies must be refrigerated?

These brownies will be saved at room temperature in an hermetic container for as much as 5 days. It’s also possible to hold them within the fridge in an hermetic container.

The place can I discover the sweet chips?

I discovered mine within the cake adorning aisle of my grocery retailer, so have a look there first. When you can’t discover them there, you should purchase them on Amazon (I’ll hyperlink to them within the “Gear” part of the recipe beneath!). Colourful sprinkles may even work in a pinch!

Squares of chocolate frosted brownies made from a cosmic brownie recipe.

Actually, I by no means actually loved cosmic brownies as a child–we had been extra of a fudge spherical sort of household. However this selfmade model has my grownup coronary heart smitten ❤️

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe beneath! When you do this recipe, you should definitely tag me on Instagram, and it’s also possible to discover me on YouTube and Facebook

Brownies made from a homemade cosmic brownie recipe.

Cosmic Brownie Recipe (Tastes Just like the Actual Factor!)

My selfmade, fully from-scratch cosmic brownie recipe tastes like the actual factor, minus all of the preservatives. These are fast and straightforward to make with no mixer and simply half-hour of prep work!


Course: Dessert

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 17 minutes

Complete Time: 47 minutes

Servings: 24 servings

Energy: 219kcal

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  • Put together a 13×9 pan by frivolously greasing and flouring, or line with parchment paper.  Preheat oven to 350F.

  • Place butter in a big, microwave-safe bowl, and microwave till fully melted.

  • Stir in cocoa powder.

  • Add sugars, and stir properly.

  • Add eggs, one after the other, stirring properly after every addition.

  • Stir in vanilla extract.  Put aside.

  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk collectively flour, cornstarch (cornflour for UK), and salt.

  • Step by step stir dry components into moist till fully mixed.

  • Evenly unfold into ready pan and bake on 350F (177C) and bake for 16-18 minutes.  Enable to chill fully earlier than frosting.


  • Mix chocolate chips and heavy cream in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low warmth.  Stir properly till chocolate is totally melted and combination is easy.

  • Take away from warmth and stir in vanilla extract and salt.  Enable to chill 5-10 minutes earlier than continuing.

  • Evenly pour frosting over brownies, utilizing a spatula to unfold evenly.

  • Instantly sprinkle sweet chips over prime.  Enable frosting to harden (about 1 hour) earlier than slicing and consuming (this may be sped up when you place the brownies within the fridge for about quarter-hour).


Serving: 1brownie | Energy: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fats: 12g | Saturated Fats: 7g | Ldl cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

Dietary data is predicated on third-party calculations and needs to be thought of an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will differ based mostly upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking technique, portion sizes, and extra.

Recipe initially revealed February of 2017. Has been up to date for readability and to incorporate useful suggestions and a how-to video.