Cosmic Brownies (How to Make Those Super Fudgy Brownies)

These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.

Confession time. I was raised on Little Debbie snacks.

Don’t get me wrong – I had a super healthy childhood. We ate egg whites and vegetables and snacks from the co-op, rather than the supermarket. My parents did a great job, but something happened in my teen years. I was growing faster than I could handle. Always a late bloomer, I went from 4’11” to 5’6″ rather quickly. And I’ve always been underweight. The amount of food I used to eat! My sister will tell you about me eating boxes of Little Debbie Nutty Bars or Cosmic Brownies, plus polishing off a bowl of microwave popcorn, and sometimes all at once. I’m more about balance these days.

Or rather, I mostly always was, but teenage growth spurts are rough.

These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.

I LOVE Cosmic Brownies. They’re fudgy and full or rainbows. What more could you want? I’m not into the million ingredients, though. And this is not preachy – holy cow it isn’t. I love junk food and I love healthy food, and personally I don’t believe there are good and bad foods. There’s just balance. That said, I’m a supertaster and when something has too many ingredients or chemicals, it doesn’t taste right to me. Enter this recipe. I added brownie mix to the recipe, but only because I know this will work and isn’t difficult. I generally make mine from scratch. If you know how to make super fudgy brownies from scratch, then I first recommend that. Do whatever it takes to get yourself some fudgy cosmic brownies! And FAST!

These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.
These “homemade” cosmic brownies are easy to make and kids will love helping you in the kitchen!

Ingredients:

1 box of fudge brownies
2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
Mini M&M’s or M&M’s

Instructions:

1 – Prepare brownies according to directions, or make from scratch if you know a fudgy recipe!

2 – Bake for 20 minutes and then set on counter to cool

3 – Prepare the fudge topping by heating up the heavy whipping cream in a sauce pan on medium heat. Add the chocolate chips and keep stirring until completely melted and smooth

4 – Pour on top of brownies and smooth it out using a spatula

5 – Sprinkle M&M’s on top! Set in the fridge for an hour before serving

These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.
These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.
These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.

What was your favorite childhood Little Debbie snack?

These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.

Cookies & Cream Brownies, Oh My!

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Brownies. For some, it’s as lifelong love. For others, like me, it’s taken time and some pretty good brownies to awaken my deep love for them. I even have a Pinterest board named, “Brownies and More Brownies” which is a nod to my “Cookies and More Cookies” board. They are perhaps my most used Pinterest boards. Why do I love brownies so much? It was the right one at the right time, of course. I like fudgy brownies. I like sprinkled brownies. Mainly, I like brownies that have multi-layer surprises waiting for you inside their fudgy goodness. Gooey caramel? Yes. Peanut butter cups? Obviously. Cookie dough? Yes.

How about COOKIES? Entire ones!

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Some of my favorite brownies recipes call for sweetened condensed milk. While that’s fine for many, I realized that you could substitute International Delight® Creamers in many baking recipes, and not only add creaminess, but also add new dimensions of flavor. I couldn’t wait to make my favorite frosting recipe (good old butter and powdered sugar) with International Delight® Cold Stone Creamery™ Sweet Cream. How many ways are these brownies cookies and cream?

Let me count the ways.

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There are cookies. There is cream(er). There are creamy cookies. There is cookie-ish creamer.

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Cookies and Cream Brownies Recipe Time:

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 12 brownies

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Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Sandwich cookies (about 9-12)
  • For the frosting:
  • International Delight® Cold Stone Creamery™ Sweet Cream
  • 1 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Make brownie batter according to instructions, or from scratch
  2. Spread half the batter on the bottom of the pan
  3. Add a layer of cookies
  4. Spread the other half of the batter on top of the cookies
  5. Bake according to scratch recipe or box (about 40 minutes here)
  6. Let cool
  7. For the frosting, mix the butter, powdered sugar, and International Delight® Cold Stone Creamery™ Sweet Cream until well mixed and then slather it on the brownies

Notes

These gooey and delicious brownies have full cookies inside, and are topped with frosting made with International Delight® Cold Stone Creamery™ Sweet Cream.

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What do you think? I think a little chocolate drizzled on top would be top-notch as well, but there is plenty of flavor from the cookies inside the brownies, and from the International Delight® Cold Stone Creamery™ Sweet Cream inside the frosting.

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Let it be known that while International Delight® Creamers are awesome for baking (and breakfast), it’s also perfect for your morning cup of coffee. The new International Delight® Half Gallon Creamer is an easier bottle to hold and pour.

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Mornings can be tough in the cold weather. After I drop the kids off at two different schools, I come home to an empty house and I have those beautiful moments alone before diving into work. That’s when I love a hot cup of decaf (yes, I know) with International Delight® French Vanilla. It’s wonderful with coffee and wonderful for baking brownies too.

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I find it in the dairy aisle of Walmart. The new half gallon bottles are easy to find and I buy them in three flavors. I like to vary it up with my morning coffee routine, but it’s also fun to try different flavors for different kinds of baking. I can see cookies, brownies and cakes in my future – all used with various creamer flavors. I can’t wait! Next up, I think I’m going to try Caramel Brownies with International Delight® Caramel Macchiato. I have just the recipe to perfect. Stay tuned for that!

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Which flavor of International Delight® Creamer do you most look forward to trying first (it’s tough!): International Delight® French Vanilla, International Delight® Caramel Macchiato, or International Delight® Cold Stone Creamery™ Sweet Cream?