Copycat Cosmic Brownies

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Copycat Cosmic Brownies: Thick, fudgy brownies smothered in silky smooth chocolate ganache, and topped with M&M candies.

 Copycat Cosmic Brownies

I always hear adults talking about how busy kids are today. From sports, to music lessons, and even karate it seems like they are always headed somewhere.


However, I don’t think this is a recent phenomena. Every Tuesday I had to rush from dance class, to soccer. This inevitably resulted in having to eat dinner in the car.

 Copycat Cosmic Brownies

My typical meal was a toaster pizza (an actual pizza made in the toaster). Oh how I miss those! I also usually grabbed either zebra cakes or cosmic brownies from the vending machine.

 Copycat Cosmic Brownies

No matter how hard I try I can’t ever recreate that toaster pizza. But I can create an even more delicious version of Cosmic Brownies. My version is thick and ultra fudgy. They’re also made with m and ms instead of unidentified candy bits (unless you’re into that).

 Copycat Cosmic Brownies

Copycat Cosmic Brownies Recipe

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Copycat Cosmic Brownies
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Copycat Cosmic Brownies: Thick, fudgy brownies smothered in silky smooth chocolate ganache, and topped with M&M candies.
Ingredients
For the Brownies:
  • ¾ Cup Unsalted Butter (1½ Sticks),
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ⅔ Cup Light Brown Sugar, Tightly Packed
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ cup Un-Sweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
For the Topping:
  • 1½ Cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup M&M Minis
Instructions
For the Brownies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x9 inch pan with foil. Spray with non stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, melt butter in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in sugars, eggs, milk, and vanilla. Then whisk in cocoa powder until smooth.
  4. Add flour gradually, until combined.
  5. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  6. Heat heavy cream in a medium sauce pan. Add chocolate chips. Stir occasionally until smooth.
  7. Pour ganache over brownies. Smooth with an offset spatula.
  8. Sprinkle with M&Ms. Refrigerate until the ganache has set.

Cosmic Brownies Recipe Adapted via: Averie Cooks

 Copycat Cosmic Brownies

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What do you think of these Copycat Cosmic Brownies? What is your favorite childhood snack?