Recipe: Copycat Cosmic Brownies

 Copy Cat Cosmic Brownies

Growing up I always used to get the Cosmic Brownies in my lunch, and they were always so good. I always remember going with my mom and picking up a box of those Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies. As an adult, I cringe even thinking about feeding them to my kids. There are just so many ingredients in them that I really have no idea what 75% of them are or even how to pronounce them. I finally have a recipe now that are a true copycat of them, but they taste so much better (if that makes sense).

ingredient brownie

1 ½ Sticks Butter, softened
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
¾ Cup Heavy Cream
2 teas. Vanilla Extract
¾ Cup Cocoa Powder
1 Cup Flour
8 oz. Semisweet Chocolate
¼ Cup – ½ Cup Mini M&Ms


Preheat oven to 350˚.

In a mixing bowl cream together the Butter, Sugar and Brown sugar.

Add in the Eggs, ¼ Cup Heavy cream and Vanilla, mix until combined.

Add in the Cocoa powder and mix until combined.

in process 1

Add the flour 1/3 at a time stirring between each addition.

Put the batter in an 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan lined with lightly greased parchment paper and bake at 350˚until a tooth pick comes out clean, 45-55 minutes. Remove and let cool.

in process brownies

In a microwaveable bowl combine the Chocolate and ½ Cup Heavy cream. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals stirring after each until the Chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour over the brownie in the pan and smooth to the edges.

Sprinkle with M&Ms and refrigerate until set.

Remove from the pan and cut into desired sizes.

CosmicBrownie Top

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


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  1. I pinned this to try later. I love the Little Debby snacks. This recipe sounds so rich and tasty. I have to make these this weekend.

  2. My head is spinning these look so good!! My heart skips a beat when I see a recipe is a copycat, so I want to make these brownies – they sound decadent and look perfect for that indulgent snack!

  3. Karen Jaras says:

    The grandkids will be begging for these. I am sure they will love them.

  4. OH MY!!! I love brownies. And look how delicious it looks

  5. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I’m love,brownies,and this,recipe looks delicious. I might cut down on the,white sugar to make them a little less sweet.

  6. These look and sound so good. I love brownies and these look great. Thank you for sharing

  7. donna porter says:

    Brownies are my favorite snack food. These look so good and I will try the recipe!

  8. I’m glad you went to the trouble to figure out the recipe. YUM!
    slehan at juno dot com

  9. Oh man, I’m gonna have to try this out. Thanks for posting!

  10. Copycat or not they look good. I pinned to make later.

  11. They look almost exactly like the original. I bet they taste much better though!

  12. Deborah D says:

    These look so good. I am making these this week.

  13. My grandson loves these! What a surprise it will be when I make them!

  14. These look fantastic! Just looking at the batter in the bowl made me hungry!

  15. My husband has such a sweet tooth & he would love them! Thanks for the idea!

  16. Joanne Gregory says:

    Those brownies look to die for!

  17. Thanks so much for the Fantastic Recipe on Copycat Cosmic Brownies! These seem easy to make and they look just like the Cosmic Brownies! They look very scrumptious! I definitely want to give this recipe a try! I saved your recipe and am going to try it once I get to the store to get a few ingredients which I need (tiny M&M’s and heavy cream). Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe with all of us! I truly honestly appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

  18. Holly Thomas says:

    My kids are huge fans of cosmic brownies, I just don’t allow them to eat them very often. These look absolutely delicious and definitely better than the boxed kind!

  19. I made these and they are delicious. I probably gained a pound eating one but, who cares. I don’t eat brownies often.

  20. md kennedy says:

    I’d love to try these! We’re having a family dinner on Thursday so these will be the dessert!

  21. Judy Lipcsak says:

    Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies are one of my favorite treats. We have a box in our house most of the time. I can’t wait to make this recipe myself.

  22. I think that these brownies look to good to eat. Thanks for the recipe. I love brownies.

  23. Yum! they look dense and chewy, just the way I like brownies. 🙂

  24. My husband still insists on Cosmic Brownies in the lunch box! Except for the packaging, I bet he’d like these better. Pinned for later.

  25. Amber Ludwig says:

    Omgosh these were my absolute favorite treat as a kid!! Hated all the preservatives! Will be great to be able to make them at home and know exactly what is going into them!! I hope my son loves them just as much as I do!

  26. Oh My.This is my kind of brownies. We snack alot and brownies is one of my favorites.

  27. Barbara says:

    Oh wow, got to try these.thank you

  28. Barbara gruner says:

    You are definetly making me hungry

  29. laura rubenstein says:

    My mouth literally just started watering when I saw this!! This looks freaking amazing!!

  30. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    These look awesome! I will definitely will be trying these. Thanks for the recipe!

  31. katklaw777 says:

    I sure do want to make these , like yesterday. I know my family will luv them…thanks for sharing!

  32. Mitzi Fisher says:

    I love this it seems so easy and would taste awesome.

  33. These look delicious I love anything I can add M&Ms too

  34. Wow… Theese Brownies look soooo Delicious!!

  35. Holly Robinson says:

    I’m making these now so I can surprise my son with a tasty treat when he gets out of school <3

  36. Love these and with the mm’s on top. Will give it a try soon

  37. nenasinclair says:

    I love brownies and these ones look so fudgy and good!

  38. i love brownies more better than my ex-wife….wished i had some right now

  39. These look so good !! Next time I feel like baking it’s going to be these ! Thank you !!

  40. Ronald G says:

    I have always loved brownies, even more than cake, and your additional ingrediants just make them seem more delicious, so I want to make these brownies

  41. I have never had A Little Debbies Cosmic Brownie. These look so good. I pinned the recipe.

  42. I also pinned this so I can make them. Thank you for this recipe. My grand kids will love them. My kids grew up on Little Debbies also. They look so moist. ( I would love to incorporate Zucchini into the brownies, food for thought. )

  43. Cindy S. says:

    Oh my gosh this looks sooo yummy! My kids will adore these for sure. Thanks so much for sharing! : )

  44. This looks amazing and simple to a great recipe to try with the kids 🙂

  45. I love brownies! I definitely want to try making this or sure.

  46. lisa ward says:

    I love brownies definitely goi going to try these. . Pretty easy recipe

  47. M.Clark says:

    Yum! These brownies look delicious. This is a definite must try for me, you know I love chocolate. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  48. Lori Deis says:

    The Brownies look so good a great new recipe for me and my family to try and pass down the family tree

  49. Deb E (@debbieeland) says:

    My mom rarely bought these. We had mostly homemade desserts. They look pretty though.

  50. I added some toffee chips to a batch and it added a really good flavor. Next time I may try butterscotch or peanut butter chips.

  51. My hubby and daughter would love this but it looks like it takes a lot of ingredients.

  52. I can’t stay awake today. Need chocolate. This would do the trick.
    slehan at juno dot com

  53. These look amazing. I was worried at first because I can’t have gluten and thought there may be flour involved somewhere, but cocoa powder is not flour, so I think I’m definitely safe to try these. And they DO look like Little Debbie’s!

  54. lindsy rardon says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! They look great! I hate buying these little things sunce they are kind of expensive!

  55. CHOCOLATE!!! I’ve so got to try this, thanks for the recipe!!

  56. These look delicious! Thank you so much for sharing! Love chocolate!

  57. Hard day. Need these brownies….

    slehan at juno dot com

  58. Julie Waldron says:

    These look delicious! I think it’s something my family would like too.

  59. I made a batch of these are they are out of this world delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  60. I’m sure my kids would love these, and I will too! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  61. BILL HOFF says:

    We are always looking for different treats to prepare for the grand kids.We can then send them home bouncing off the

  62. Amanda W. says:

    I loved cosmic brownies as a kid, but I refuse to give them to my children. Now they will have an opportunity to try these yummy confections because I know what is going into it. I’m sure they will love them.

  63. I hate these things but my family loves them so on occasion I will buy them. I’m glad I can now make them and perhaps tweak it after the first batch or two to make it healthier. Thank you for the recipe.

  64. These look so cute and super yummy. My kids would really be excited to have these.

  65. angela smith says:

    brownies have always been one of my favorite treats.these look really good.i’ll have to give them a try.thanks for giving us the recipe

  66. These look delicious! I’m drooling now. 🙂

  67. This is a great recipe for Cosmic Brownies without the preservatives and artificial ingredients.

  68. Cosmic brownies are something my kids like but I don’t like to buy for them. Your recipe might be a good alternative. Melting chocolate in the microwave is so much easier than in saucepan.

  69. Madeline del Valle says:

    To make a great brownie the recipe is very important, but I have found that way it’s baked and the pan that is used is just as important. My friend has a pan that she uses just for baking her brownies and they come out so darn good.

  70. PuffyButters says:

    Those brownies look very rich and filling. I could probably eat just one, which is good. Thanks for sharing!

  71. Thank you for the recipe. We made them and they are delicious. And thank you for the entry

  72. Piper Leigh says:

    Omg, I just gained 5 lbs looking at this. My husband would love it!

  73. Angela Warren says:

    These brownies has my mouth watering. I will be trying this recipe with the kids this weekend.

  74. laura rubenstein says:

    My mouth is watering! These look freaking amazing!

  75. Michelle S says:

    OMG! These are my kid’s favorite treat from the grocery store. I am copying this recipe to try at home this weekend! I will be the “best Mom ever.”

  76. Regina Wright says:

    These look like the little packaged ones we buy for our kids. I’m not a fan only because they don’t have nuts. I’m more of regular brownie with nuts type of gal!

  77. This is absolutely amazing! My kids are going to LOVE this! So much cheaper too!

  78. My husband has such a sweet tooth he would love these….maybe he will share with his grandsons!

  79. This would cause sugar overload. But worth it.
    slehan at juno dot com

  80. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says:

    My son LOVES Cosmic Brownies and these look even better! I can’t wait to make these.

  81. Oh my gosh these were my favorite as a kid! I’m definitely going to have to try these

  82. Si yum! You coukld make these for easter with those small Cadbury chocolate eggs on top instead.

  83. This looks so good. Brownies is one of my very favorites. Thank you for the recipe

  84. Sandy Cain says:

    Oh, these look great! Pinned & planned. (Don’t laugh, please – I’ve never heard of Cosmic Brownies before – I must have led a sheltered life). But I’m going to love baking and eating them – might even share with the family! LOL!

  85. Kristin Kleven says:

    I am so excited to try this and use organic ingredients. Thanks!

  86. It’s Friday and I need a dessert for this weekend. This will be great.
    slehan at juno dot com

  87. Laurie Sexton says:

    they are amazing. I’ve never tried them before I saw your blog, thanks…I think?

  88. Love the brownies. I passed the recipe on to a few people. They liked it too.

  89. These look so very good. thanks for sharing this treat.

  90. Copycats are just as good as the originals! 🙂 These look delicious, thanks for posting the recipe!

  91. johnhutchens1 says:

    these look very good, thanks for sharing. I will make these tonight and take them to work tomorrow

  92. I am still a Little Debbie fan!! I also liked their brownies with the nuts on top. I going to share this so I can make these with my grandkids. Good recipe for this chocolate lover!!!

  93. Definitely will have to try these – they look super moist and creamy.

  94. marla king says:

    These brownies look so yummy…..I would love to make these.

  95. Thank you – these look awesome! I love the cosmic brownies and they are one of the very few things like that my daughter will actually eat once in a while, so this is great! I can’t wait to give it a try I pinned it 🙂

  96. My family loves Cosmic Brownies so I will definitely be trying this!!

  97. I love these brownie. They look delicious. Thank you for the recipe

  98. These sound delicious! I will definitely be making these for the family.

  99. nicole dziedzic says:

    This is a hard treat to turn down! So yummy with some vanilla ice cream. Yummy!

  100. I love brownies, and I’m sure these taste better than Cosmic Brownies, because the ingredients are so wholesome.

  101. Thanks so very much for the wonderful recipe on Copycat Cosmic Brownies! I have your recipe saved and I still have not yet had the chance to make them yet! They look and sound so good! They look just like the Cosmic Brownies! Thanks again for sharing your wonderful recipe with all of us! I absolutely appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

  102. BILL HOFF says:

    We are always looking for different treats to prepare for the grandkids…and send them home bouncing off the walls…lol

  103. Julie Waldron says:

    These look so good & just like the ones you buy in the store. But I’m sure they taste better. 🙂

  104. terry myers says:

    I never had Cosmic brownies i will have to try this recipe

  105. David Fultner says:

    Wow these look rich. I could use one now.

  106. Nicole Carlson says:

    Copycat brownie that sounds and looks way better than the overpriced grocery one! At least we know what ingredients are in this one! Thank you!

  107. Ronald Gagnon says:

    I love brownies and with the added smarties and relatively easy to make, these will definitely be my next baking

  108. I love brownies and this sounds like a real sweet recipe….

  109. I made these and these are wonderful!! They were a big hit at my house and I want to say thank you for sharing the recipe!!!

  110. Dandi D says:

    I am really craving chocolate right now, so these look amazing!

  111. These look dense and chewy which is the way I like them!

  112. Gloria Walshver says:

    They look simply delicious to eat.

  113. Meghan Castillo says:

    Oh my this looks amazing. I love chocolate. Thanks for sharing, I am going to attempt to make these. I can cook but I am not a great baker.

  114. SaraAB87 says:

    I love cosmic brownies. They are delicious.

  115. I always enjoy a moist brownie. This is a good recipe.

  116. Renee Smith says:

    These look pretty good. I hope they raise better than the “real” thing, lol.

  117. erika thacker says:

    I have to make these for my husband!These are some of his fav!

  118. I love brownies, these look delicious! I like having the M&Ms topping also!.

  119. Elizabeth H. says:

    You can’t tell the difference in these and the ones already made and sold in the stores!!

  120. Colette P. says:

    As someone who loves baking and cosmic brownies, I definitely want to make these very soon! They look amazingly good!! 🙂

  121. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    These brownies are so good. My family loves them. Thank you so much for this great recipe

  122. These look decadent…. I was never a fan on little debbie brownies but this I would love to try. =D

  123. Wow! I can’t get over how much these look like the ones you get in the box! Except better…because they’re so much thicker! I used to love eating those brownies as a kid and I’m looking forward to trying this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

  124. This looks like a great desert or snack. Make them in the morning and have them with evening coffee.

  125. These are good. I normally skip the prepackaged snack cakes because they’re over priced. Now, I can still enjoy them!

  126. these look like the best brownies – and a copycat recipe at that! This is a recipe to try – I think they’d be my BBF best brownie forever!

  127. I forgot to come back and mention about these brownies after the first time I found this recipe and made them! I made them about a month ago for a church potluck and they went like hot cakes! Everyone loved them…they’re sooo good!

  128. I love the Cosmic brownie snack cakes! These look even better though, do they taste better too?! I have actually never made brownies from scratch before, I am definitely box made guilty. I think I may try my luck for the first time with these though! Thanks for the recipe!

  129. Amber Ludwig says:

    Omgosh do I love these!! My favorite brownies ever!!! I cant wait to try this recipe at home!! Yummo!!

  130. I love a soft, chewy brownie. Soft enough to where they almost melt in your mouth. These are pretty close to!

  131. Oh snap oh snap oh snap. I love these things. Thank you for sharing girlie and pinned.

  132. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    These brownies were great. My family loved them. Thank you for this recipe

  133. I haven’t had these in a while. They really are very good. Thanks for the recipe.

  134. While this may never be considered a “healthy” snack, at least following your recipe, I’ll know exactly what unhealthy items are in it! Definitely better than trying to guess what the jumble of letters on the LD box is supposed to represent!

  135. I just picked up a package of the brownies to try. These brownies look just like the store bought. I’ll have to try the recipe to compare the flavor.

  136. Edna Williams says:

    I so will try these! They look fantastic!

  137. These are good. They’re a bit too rich though. It reminds me of trying to eat a peanut butter sandwich. After each bite, I need a drink of milk.

  138. These look delicious, although I don’t remember Little Debbie making Cosmic Brownies, I am sure that these are much better!

    Thanks for the Post, Pictures, and the Recipe/How to!

  139. Ooh! These look really oohey gooey!

  140. clojo9372 says:

    I never heard of cosmic brownies before, but you had me at brownies!! I love them so gooey and chocolatey! Pure Heaven! I am sure this recipe is gonna taste awesome! Thanks for posting it! 🙂

  141. Dotty J Boucher says:

    I am loving the recipe and although I have never made a cosmic brownie before I think I am going to head into my kitchen and try making this . I am loving how easy this is and my granddaughter just said she wants to make this lol

  142. We love brownies. We love sweets. I would love one right now.

  143. These cosmic brownies look delicious and easy to make. My family loves brownies, definitely going to try this recipe.

  144. These look so good, I’ve never seen a brownie recipe like this! I’ve not had a Cosmic brownie, but I’d like to make these to share!

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