There is something so special to me about creating these copycat recipes that we all have missed or just remember being so delicious from our childhood. I can’t tell you the last time I had an actual cosmic brownie but believe me when I tell you that they were one of my favorite treats as a kid. They’re so unique and unlike any other brownie. Their texture is so fudgy and they’re more dense than fluffy, but it works so well. They’re topped with a smooth chocolate ganache and of course, the most nostalgic part of it all is the little rainbow chips on top.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I do and that this copycat recipe takes you back to your childhood 🙂
Tips For Making The Most PERFECT Copycat Cosmic Brownie
Because this recipe is super simple, I have all the confidence in the world that you can all achieve the best results. I will however give you a few tips that might help you throughout the process.
This brownie batter will be very thick – don’t be alarmed if as you’re mixing you begin to worry if you’ve done something wrong. At this point in the recipe, it’s best to switch from using a whisk to using a silicone spatula to fold in the dry ingredients. The silicone spatula will also help you spread and flatten the brownie batter into the prepared pan more easily.
Once the brownies have cooled, we can go ahead and pour on our velvety smooth ganache. The ganache is a simple two ingredients, chocolate and heavy cream. It’s important to heat the heavy cream up until it is bubbling to ensure that it’s hot enough to melt our chips. Once you pour the heavy cream over the chips, don’t begin whisking immediately. Give the two ingredients time to get to know each other. As soon as you begin whisking and incorporating air into the ganache, the temperature will decrease which runs the risk of the chocolate chips not having enough time to melt which will inturn lead to a lumpy ganache.
What Do Cosmic Brownies Taste Like?
Cosmic brownies are so dense, rich, and fudgy. The best part is that in this recipe you get to have the taste of the nostalgic cosmic brownies but without all of the added ingredients that are found in the storebought ones.
I think the most unique part about cosmic brownies is as mentioned the dense and chewy texture that simultaneously melts in your mouth. You get a small crunch from the rainbow chips and a smooth texture from the chocolate ganache. I must admit that this recipe is even better than the ones we all know and love.
More Copycat Recipes You Might Be Interested In…
This recipe is unlike your traditional brownies. The chocolate flavor is so strong and rich and the texture is dense, chewy, and will melt in your mouth. These are by far the fudgiest brownies I’ve made! So if you’re a fan of fudgy brownies then I promise that this recipe is for you.
To store these copycat cosmic brownies, place them in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to one week. They can also be stored in an airtight container in the fridghe for up to 3 months.
Where To Find Rainbow Sprinkles
I found these perfect little candies on Amazon so I could complete the Cosmic Brownie essence. There are a few different options to choose from on Amazon but you can find the exact ones I used by clicking here!
More Brownie Recipes
To alter your cosmic brownie recipe a bit to your liking while still keeping the overall cosmic brownie outcome, try adding some extra vanilla extract, or using a light and airy chocolate frosting instead of chocolate ganache. You can always reuse the base brownie recipe or the ganache recipe separatley for future use too, that’s the best part about making homemade cosmic brownies 🙂