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Homemade Cosmic Brownies

Homemade Cosmic Brownies

Homemade cosmic brownies are better than store bought! Chewy brownies, topped with fudgy chocolate ganache, and candied chocolate chips. This copycat cosmic brownies recipe is also easy to make! A delicious and nostalgic treat, that I’m sure you’ll love! WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM Perfect texture. These 

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Mint chocolate brownies are made up of a chewy brownie base, a layer of mint buttercream, and topped with chocolate ganache. WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM Perfect amount of mint flavouring. The peppermint flavouring in these brownies is just right and not overpowering. So many delicious 

Pumpkin Patch Brownie Bites

Pumpkin Patch Brownie Bites

Pumpkin patch brownie bites are perfect for Halloween. A chewy bite sized brownie, topped with chocolate ganache, oreo crumbs, and a pumpkin candy.

I can not get over how cute these brownie bites are! They were a huge hit with my kids and I have been putting one in my son’s school lunch for the last couple days. Best of all not only are they cute but they taste so good!

Why You’ll Love These Brownie Bites

Appearance. This little brownie bites are so cute! First off, who doesn’t love mini desserts let alone ones that look like a pumpkin patch!

Perfect for Halloween. These are perfect for Halloween parties and Halloween treats.

Amazing taste. The brownie bites taste so good! They a perfect chewy texture and full of chocolate chips. The chocolate ganache and oreo cookie crumbs add to the chocolate flavour.

Easy to make. I know there are a lot of steps, but I promise the recipe is easy to follow and create!

pumpkin patch brownie bites

How To Make Them

Preheat oven to 350F and grease mini muffin pan with spray or cooking oil.

Brownie Batter

Chop the bakers chocolate and microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until melted. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar. Whisk by hand until smooth. Add in the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix. Whisk vigorously, by hand, for a good 3 minutes. Well whisked eggs is what gives these brownies that shinny crackled top.

Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.

brownie batter

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined. Do not over mix.

Fold in the chocolate chips. Scoop 1.5 tablespoons worth of batter into each muffin tin. I like to use a small cookie scoop. Once all tins are filled, hit the pan a few times on the counter to help spread the batter.

brownie batter for brownie bites ready for the oven

Cook brownies for 11-13 minutes or until the tops are shiny. You don’t want to over bake. Let the brownie bites cool in the pan until they are room temperature. Gently run a knife around the edges to pop them out.

Chocolate Ganache

Once the brownie bites are completely cooled its time to make the ganache. In a medium sized microwave safe bowl add the chocolate chips, set aside. In another microwave safe bowl add the heavy cream and heat till just before boiling, (about 45 seconds).

Pour the heated cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a minute. Mix chocolate and cream together. If there are still chunks of chocolate in the microwave for a few seconds and stir again. The ganache should be completely smooth.

Decorating

Set all your decorating ingredients out to make the process easier.

decorating the pumpkin patch brownie bites

Evenly spoon the ganache over the tops of each brownie. Sprinkle some oreo crumbs on top of the ganache. Finish by adding a pumpkin candy on top, gently pushing it into the ganache.

halloween treats- pumpkin patch brownie bites

Storing

These brownie bites should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container and keep well up to four days after baking.

Can I Make Brownie Bars Instead?

Yes, you definitely can! Follow the brownie recipe the same except bake in an 8×8 square baking pan for 30 minutes. When decorating spread the ganache over top of the brownies, sprinkle with the oreo crumbs, and add the pumpkins on top. Let the ganache sit till stiff then cut with a sharp knife into 16 bars.

Can I Freeze Them?

No, unfortunately you can not freeze these brownie bites.

What type of Pumpkin Candies Should I Use?

You can use any small pumpkin candy you like. I love the ones that taste like candy corn! I know others are not a fan of the taste. You can use gummy or even small chocolate pumpkins!

pumpkin patch brownie bites

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Pumpkin Patch Brownie Bites

Jessie M
Pumpkin patch brownie bites are perfect for Halloween. A chewy bite sized brownie, topped with chocolate ganache, oreo crumbs, and a pumpkin candy.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 brownie bites

Equipment

  • mini muffin pan
  • sifter

Ingredients
  

Brownie Bites Batter

  • 1/2 C salted butter melted
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate melted
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C heavy cream

Decorating

  • 1/3 C oreo cookie baking crumbs
  • 24 mini pumpkin candies

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease mini muffin pan with spray or cooking oil.

Brownie Batter

  • Chop the bakers chocolate and microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until melted. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar. Whisk by hand until smooth.
    1/2 C salted butter, 1 C white sugar
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix. Whisk vigorously, by hand, for a good 3 minutes. Well whisked eggs is what gives these brownies that shinny crackled top.
    2 large eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.
    4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined. Do not over mix.
    3/4 C all purpose flour, 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp salt
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
    1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Scoop 1.5 tablespoons worth of batter into each muffin tin. I like to use a small cookie scoop. Once all tins are filled, hit the pan a few times on the counter to help spread the batter.
  • Cook brownies for 11-13 minutes or until the tops are shiny. You don't want to over bake.
  • Let the brownie bites cool in the pan until they are room temperature. Gently run a knife around the edges to pop them out.

Chocolate Ganache

  • Once the brownie bites are completely cooled its time to make the ganache.
  • In a medium sized microwave safe bowl add the chocolate chips, set aside.
    1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • In another microwave safe bowl add the heavy cream and heat till just before boiling, (about 45 seconds).
    1/4 C heavy cream
  • Pour the heated cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a minute. Mix chocolate and cream together. If there are still chunks of chocolate in the microwave for a few seconds and stir again. The ganache should be completely smooth.

Decorating the Brownie Bites

  • Evenly spoon the ganache over the tops of each brownie.
  • Sprinkle some oreo crumbs on top of the ganache. Finish by adding a pumpkin candy on top, gently pushing it into the ganache.
    24 mini pumpkin candies, 1/3 C oreo cookie baking crumbs
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Dirt and Worms Cookies

Dirt and Worms Cookies

Dirt and worms cookies are chewy double chocolate cookie, topped with ganache, oreo cookie crumbles, and a gummy worm. A new take a a classic childhood dessert! These cookies were a huge hit with my kids and my nephews! Not only do they look super 

Twix Cookies

Twix Cookies

Twix Cookies have a chewy buttery sugar cookie base, a layer of caramel sauce, and topped with a decadent chocolate ganache. If you’re a fan of the classic Twix chocolate bar you are going to love these cookies! I brought them recently to a family 

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot Chocolate Cookies

These hot chocolate cookies are made up of a double chocolate cookie base, a gooey marshmallow in the middle, and topped with a chocolate ganache. A perfect treat during the winter season.

What’s better than a hot chocolate on a cold winter day? That would be hot chocolate cookies! Okay, maybe it can’t replace a warm hot chocolate but it certainly comes close!

Why You’ll Love Them

Perfect for chocolate lovers. The chewy double chocolate cookie and the rich chocolate ganache is makes it perfect for chocoholics.

Easy to make. There are a few steps, but I promise they are much easier to make than they look! An impressive cookie that is easy to make are my favourite!

Great for holiday parties and cookie exchanges. These cookies are nice change to the regular Christmas cookies.

Amazing texture. Having a gooey marshmallow on top of a chewy cookie is a match made in heaven.

hot chocolate cookies

How to Make Hot Chocolate Cookies

Start by preheating your oven to 350 F and line two baking pans with parchment paper.

Cookie Dough

In a medium sized bowl whisk flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda together. Set aside.

In a large bowl or stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. This usually takes 2-3 minutes. Add in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and mix till combined.

Add the flour mixture in and mix till combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Scoop 3 tbsp worth of the cookie dough and shape into a ball, I like to use a large cookie/ice cream scoop. Place cookie dough balls 2 inches apart from each other on the baking sheet.

double chocolate cookie dough for the hot chocolate cookies

Bake for 9 minutes. While cookie are baking cut your marshmallows in half. After 9 minutes remove cookies from the oven and add a marshmallow half on top of each cookie, pressing it in slightly.

add the marshmallows on top of the hot cookies

Place cookies back in the oven for 2 more minutes. After baking allow cookies to fully cool on the pan.

Chocolate Ganache

In a microwave safe bowl heat cream to just before boiling (about 40 seconds). Place chocolate chips in a bowl and pour the hot cream on top. Let sit for 30 seconds before whisking together.

decorating the hot chocolate cookies

The ganache should be smooth. Spoon the chocolate ganache on top of the marshmallows and top with sprinkles.

hot chocolate cookies

STORING THE COOKIES

These cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. The cookies keep well up to three days.

HOW TO GET PERFECTLY ROUND COOKIES

As soon as the baked cookies are pulled from the oven place a round cookie cutter (a little bit large than the cookies) around the cookies and gently swirl it around. This will give your cookie a round shape. If you don’t have a cookie cutter you can use a glass or a jar lid.

Can I Freeze the Cookies?

No, these cookies do not freeze well.

hot chocolate cookies

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Hot Chocolate Cookies

Jessie M
These hot chocolate cookies consist of a double chocolate cookies base, a gooey marshmallow, and topped with a chocolate ganache. The recipe is easy to do and makes the perfect cookie for the winter time!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Course dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 13 large cookies

Ingredients
  

Cookie Dough

  • 1 & 1/4 C all purpose flour spooned and levelled
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 C salted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips

Topping

  • 7 regular sized marshmallows cut in half
  • 1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • sprinkles optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cookie Dough

  • In a medium sized bowl whisk flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda together. Set aside.
    1 & 1/4 C all purpose flour, 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. This usually takes 3-4minutes.
    1/2 C salted butter, 1/2 C white sugar, 1/2 C brown sugar
  • Add in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and mix till combined.
    1 large egg + 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Add the flour mixture in and mix till combined.
  • Add and fold in the chocolate chips.
    1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Scoop 3 tbsp worth of the cookie dough and shape into a ball, I like to use a medium sized cookie/ice cream scoop.
  • Place cookie dough balls 2 inches apart from each other on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 9 minutes.
  • After 9 minutes remove cookies from the oven and add a marshmallow half on top of each cookie, pressing it in slightly.
    7 regular sized marshmallows
  • Place cookies back in the oven for 2 more minutes.
  • After baking allow cookies to cool to room temperature on the pan. The marshmallows will continue to soften while the cookies sit on the pan. Let cool to room temperature before adding the ganache.

Chocolate Ganache

  • In a microwave safe bowl heat cream to just before boiling (about 40 seconds).
    3 tbsp heavy cream
  • Place chocolate chips in a bowl and pour the hot cream on top. Let sit for 30 seconds before whisking together. The ganache should be smooth.
    1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Spoon the chocolate ganache on top of the marshmallows and top with sprinkles.
    sprinkles

Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.
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