Cosmic Brownies: A return to school

Ever noticed as a kid, summer lasts forever. Fooooor.Evvvv.Eeer. Time ticked by slowly even though your days were filled with sunshine and laughter. The occasional family trip felt like days even though it was really only an afternoon. And you couldn’t wait for school to start to see all of your friends and show off that new 101 Dalmatians side slung backpack you scooped up. Ok, that last one was probably just me, and only in the second grade. Once. I swear.

Now, it seems like summer has come and gone in the blink of an eye and I didn’t even get the awesome summer camp trips. Before I know it, all of my friends are talking about how their kidlets are returning for another year and I start to fear the return of school bus traffic and annoying college kids that need crossing guards to help them walk properly.

When I laid eyes on these Cosmic Brownies a while back on Amanda’s blog, Fake Ginger, I was taken back to brown bag lunches and school days all over gain. In hard contention for the number one spot on my childhood favorite list, right up there next to the TastyKake, the Cosmic Brownie was always a joy to find in my lunch.

So, if your packing the kids up and wondering what you can sneak in for a surprise, or are like me and just need an excuse for some brownie noms, try these on for size.

A traditional Cosmic Brownie comes 2 to a package. Just enough to fill your inner fat kids left cavity, but it is really all you need for a great afternoon snack.


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  1. says

    I remember TastyKakes were a staple in our house! I wish I could find them in the Midwest =)

    And these Cosmic Brownies will definitely be gracing our dessert plates very soon – well done Kita!

  2. says

    I know right?! Summer seemed to be endless when you are younger and this summer definitely flew by without my even noticing it going. I mean really, when people tell you time goes quicker as you get older they ain’t kiddin!

    These brownies are so great! I love their super dark color and I love the presentation you have…the apple makes it seem like its OK to enjoy both of those gorgeous brownies hehe

  3. says

    Love this! I love Little Debbies and the idea of making them at home!
    Also-my best friend and I totally had matching 101 Dalmatian backpacks in preschool!

  4. says

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this recipe. My daughter and husband will have WARS over who gets the last cosmic brownie in our house. I hate them myself, too rich for me. But to be able to make these at home and put off the arguing and blaming over where the last one went? You are my hero!

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