Copycat Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies are rich and fudgy sweet treats that taste better than the store-bought lunchbox snack. This homemade retro recipe is quick and easy to prepare without any preservatives found in the package!
Prepare a 9x13 pan by spraying with nonstick spray OR lining the pan with parchment paper.
In a large microwaveable bowl, melt the butter and one cup of chocolate chips on high for one minute. Remove from the microwave and stir together. If there are still some chocolate chips not melted, continue microwaving in 30-second increments until just a few chips remain. When you do the final stir those last few chips will melt.
Add the sugar first and then the eggs (you don’t want to scramble your eggs!). Whisk to combine.
Next add the flour, cocoa powder, salt and milk and wish together until well-combined.
Stir in the remaining one cup of chocolate chips.
Pour mixture into the prepared pan.
Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a knife or cake tester comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
Once cooled frost with chocolate frosting. If your frosting is a little stiff to spread, microwave for 10 seconds.
Sprinkle with mini M&Ms as many or as little as you want.
Slice, serve and enjoy!
To Store: You can store these brownies in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.
To Freeze: Freeze these copycat cosmic brownies for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container. When you’re ready to eat them, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator.
Don’t overmix your batter or you will have tough dense brownies. Mix until the flour is just combined for moist brownies with a tender crumb.
I like to line my pan with parchment paper or foil for easy cutting and cleanup.