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Cosmic Brownies – Barefeet within the Kitchen


Completely chewy, extremely fudgy brownies, topped with a layer of fudge frosting and a sprinkling of candies, these brownies are a better-than-store-bought copycat of Little Debbie’s Cosmic Brownies!

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The rave evaluations of those brownies have been nonstop, my buddies. I’ve made them a couple of instances now to ensure the recipe is ideal and it actually is.

Aspect observe: it seems that these brownies are my kryptonite. I power myself to provide away half the pan each time I make them as a result of I can’t avoid them in the event that they’re in the home.

I examined a couple of totally different fudgy brownie recipes (heaven is aware of that there are a LOT of brownies right here to select from) earlier than I settled on this ultra-fudgy flourless brownie recipe. It’s simple as will be to make and the brownies end up completely each time.

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Cosmic Brownies

There are a few issues to notice about this specific brownie recipe. Served heat, room temperature, or chilly, these cosmic brownies are fairly wonderful.

In the event you’re planning to serve them heat, they’re going to be ooey-gooey chocolate awesomeness that requires a fork. Nevertheless, if you happen to will be affected person and permit them to sit back within the fridge in a single day, you’ll be holding my favourite model of those brownies.

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The frosting units up right into a wealthy, chocolate ganache and the feel of the totally cooled brownies is as fudgy as you possibly can think about. In my oh-so-humble opinion, these are finest served chilly.

As soon as cooled, they slice completely and other people by no means fail to rave over them. I’ve to confess that once I first determined to make a copycat recipe for Little Debbie’s Cosmic Brownies, it was solely as a result of I needed to make a batch of Cosmic Brownie Ice Cream and I needed selfmade brownies for it.

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Little Debbie’s Cosmic Brownies

I purchased a field of cosmic brownies to style check facet by facet. I’ll admit that they’re a splendidly nostalgic deal with, however these brownies? Do-it-yourself cosmic brownies? They’re infinitely higher.

Seems that was an excellent concept (quoting my good friend right here, I promise I’m not simply patting myself on the again right here) as these brownies are unbelievable on their very own. With that completely fudgy texture, the frosting that may be a good mix of icing and ganache, and people crunchy chocolate candies on prime, these brownies are a strong child and grownup favourite.

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Cosmic Brownie Recipe

You’ll want the next components to make these brownies:

Brownie Elements

  • butter
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • gentle brown sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • kosher salt
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs

Frosting Elements

  • heavy cream
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • candy-coated chocolate chips or miniature M&Ms
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Brownie Directions

To make the brownies, begin by melting the butter in a big saucepan, over medium warmth. When the butter has melted, add the chocolate chips and stir with a picket spoon till they’ve melted.

Take away from the warmth, add the brown sugar, and stir till easy. Add the cocoa powder and stir once more.

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Add the vanilla after which whisk within the eggs, separately. When the combination is easy and glossy, unfold the combination into the underside of the ready pan.

Bake for 24-26 minutes, simply till an inserted toothpick reveals moist crumbs. Let the bars cool fully earlier than frosting.

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Frosting Directions

To make the frosting, warmth the cream on the stove-top over low warmth till steaming.

Alternatively, you possibly can heat the cream in a medium-sized glass bowl within the microwave till simmering. Take away from the warmth.

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Add the chocolate to the cream and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Stir or whisk to mix, till the chocolate combination is easy and shiny.

Add the sugar and cocoa powder and stir till fully easy.

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Refrigerate the frosting for about an hour after which unfold it over the cooled brownies. Sprinkle the moist frosting with the candy-coated chocolate.

Refrigerate the frosted brownes for at the least 1 hour, to permit the frosting to set, earlier than slicing into bars.

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Need a couple of extra enjoyable brownie recipes to strive? Almond Pleasure Brownies are gooey fudgy brownies crammed with loads of chocolate, almonds, and coconut. Oreo Brownies are wealthy, chewy fudge brownies crammed with beneficiant handfuls of chopped Oreo cookies in every chew.

How about wealthy, darkish chocolate brownies, crammed with bites of recent tart raspberries? Chocolate and raspberries are a spectacular pairing for any dessert. And these Chocolate Cherry Brownies are certain to please anybody who loves a Black Forest Cake as a lot as we do.

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Fudgy Chocolate Mint Brownies with a creamy mint frosting topped with a wealthy, easy chocolate ganache, what’s to not love? And these wealthy, chewy fudge brownies crammed with melting Andes mints and loads of chocolate chips are Andes Mint Brownie perfection.

Peanut Butter. Fudge. Brownies. I virtually don’t have to say any greater than these phrases to persuade you ways scrumptious these brownies are. In the event you love chocolate and peanut butter collectively, this Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie recipe ought to go proper to the highest of your to-do listing.

Servings: 12

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Brownie Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line an 8-inch pan with parchment paper and put aside.

  • Soften the butter in a big saucepan, over medium warmth. When the butter has melted, add the chocolate chips and stir with a picket spoon till they’ve melted. Take away from the warmth, add the brown sugar, and stir till easy. Add the cocoa powder and stir once more.

  • Add the vanilla after which whisk within the eggs, separately. When the combination is easy and glossy, unfold the combination into the underside of the ready pan.

  • Bake for 24-26 minutes, simply till an inserted toothpick reveals moist crumbs. Let the bars cool fully earlier than frosting.

Frosting Directions

  • Whereas the brownies are baking, warmth the cream on the stove-top over low warmth till steaming, or in a medium-sized glass bowl within the microwave till simmering. Take away from the warmth.

  • Add the chocolate to the cream and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Stir or whisk to mix, till the chocolate combination is easy and shiny.

  • Add the sugar and cocoa powder and stir till fully easy. Refrigerate the frosting for about an hour after which unfold it over the cooled brownies. Sprinkle the moist frosting with the sweet coated chocolate.

  • Refrigerate for at the least 1 hour, to permit the frosting to set, earlier than slicing into bars.

Energy: 326kcal · Carbohydrates: 27g · Protein: 4g · Fats: 24g · Saturated Fats: 14g · Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g · Monounsaturated Fats: 7g · Trans Fats: 0.3g · Ldl cholesterol: 78mg · Sodium: 110mg · Potassium: 239mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 21g · Vitamin A: 503IU · Vitamin C: 0.1mg · Calcium: 45mg · Iron: 2mg

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