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Copycat Cosmic Brownies Recipe

Updated January 21, 2019

Copycat Cosmic BrownieCopycat Cosmic Brownie Recipe

If your family loves Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies as much as my family does than you are going to love this recipe for Copycat Cosmic Brownies. Not only do they taste better but they are less expensive to make and doesn’t have all those strange ingredients. They may be even a little healthier than buying a box at the store. 😉 These are great to make ahead of time and stick them in the kids lunches when they go back to school. If you don’t want to use sprinkles, you could try M&M’s, or other goodies for the topping.

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Copycat Cosmic Brownie ingredients

Copycat Cosmic Brownies

Copycat Cosmic Brownies


  • Brownies:
  • 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
  • Icing:
  • 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, water, 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.



    • Shannon
      August 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Thank you for sharing this recipe. I love these so much.

    • […] Ants on a Log is the perfect after school snack that kids can snatch up and eat. Plus, it is fun and inexpensive. I used chocolate chips for the ants since my kids don’t like raisins but you can add raisins if your kids like them. They only took a few minutes to make with the 3 simple ingredients and were gone quickly. Be sure to also check out my other kid-friendly recipes for Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Up  and Copycat Cosmic Brownies. […]

    • Sarah
      January 28, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      When do you put the water in?

      • ShortCutSaver
        January 29, 2015 at 6:46 pm

        Sorry about that. Looks like I left that part out. I just updated the recipe.


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