Sunday, July 20

MAKE IT: Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies

Cosmic Brownies are by far one of the best "snack cakes" on the market. Thier signature look, texture, and heavily frosted body make for a wonderful treat! Easy to make these classics are really an interesting spin on a traditional brownie recipe. 

Full time 3-4 hours (multiple cooling times included)
Makes 15 brownies

The needs-

For Brownie Base: 
2 large eggs
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted and cooled
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed lightly
2 tbsp coffee
2 tsp vanilla extract

For Ganache Style Frosting:
1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream

For Topping: 
1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles

The know-

Preheat oven to 350'. Line a 7" x 11" baking pan with aluminum foil and spray nicely with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl whisk together eggs, melted butter, coffee, and vanilla.

Whisk in coco powder, sugar, brown sugar, and whisk until fully blended.

Add in flour and fold/stir just to blend in.

Pour into prepared baking pan and bake 25-35 minutes or until firm to touch when you carefully press in center of pan.

Once cooked remove from oven and let cool 30-40 minutes before continuing on.

Once brownie is cooled, it will time to make the frosting/ganache top.

In a small saucepan heat heavy cream over medium heat or until edges just begin to bubble.

Once it bubbles, remove from heat and add in chips.

Stir very aggressively until chips are fully melted and smooth.

Pour evenly over brownie base and smooth out with a spatula.

Spread sprinkles out evenly over the top. Press lightly down on them if you are unsure of sticking.

Let cool for 1 hour in refrigerator to fully set.

Pull up on foil to easily remove it from pan.

Remove foil and place brownie onto cutting board.

Cut into 3 strips lengthwise.

Turn and cut into 5 strips width wise.

You officially have created Cosmic Brownies! Cheers!!!!