This is an overhead image of brownies with chocolate frosting and colorful candies on top. The brownies sit on a white piece of parchment paper.

Fudgey Cosmic Brownies

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 10 min + 2 hours chill time
  • Cook Time: 13 min
  • Total Time: 2 hours 23 min
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: brownies
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This copycat recipe for Fudgey Cosmic Brownies is rich and chewy just like your favorite store-bought childhood treat!




  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • colorful candy coated chocolate candies (about 2 tablespoons)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, coconut sugar, eggs, and vanilla. 
  3. Once combined, add the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. 
  4. Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper and transfer the brownie batter to the pan. Spread it out in an even layer. 
  5. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until the center is set and doesn’t jiggle when you give the pan a shake. 
  6. Allow the brownies to cool before you make the chocolate ganache frosting. 
  7. Whisk together the melted chocolate, cream, and butter until smooth. 
  8. Spread the chocolate out on top of the brownies. 
  9. Sprinkle the top with the colorful candies. 
  10. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours until the frosting is set. 
  11. Pull the edges of the parchment paper up to remove the brownies from the pan.
  12. Use a plastic knife (cleaner lines) to cut into 16 squares and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Calories: 138
  • Sugar: 11.5g
  • Sodium: 112mg
  • Fat: 8.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.2g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 36mg

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