Rainbow Chip Brownies

Rainbow Chip Brownies. So easy, sweet and chewy with a chocolaty frosting spread on when the brownies are still warm! All topped with adorable, colorful rainbow chips! You could use M&Ms or sprinkles too!

These rich and simple Rainbow Chip Brownies are chewy and fudgy made even sweeter with chocolate frosting spread on while the brownies are still warm! Topped with Rainbow Chips makes them adorable and colorful, like Cosmic Brownies only WAY better!

My kiddo loves Cosmic Brownies. You know, the ones by Little Debbie. I could have literally baked 3 pies, 2 cakes and a batch of sugar cookies and if there are Cosmic Brownies in our pantry my littles will bypass all the homemade goodness for strangely glossy brownies inside cellophane wrappers. They have magic in them for sure.

Clearly the obvious choice here is to not PURCHASE the Cosmic Brownies in the first place. Yes, duh, I get it…but I feel like Little Debbie is an essential part of the childhood experience. I mean Oatmeal Cream Pies and Star Crunch were regulars in my lunchbox and I think I turned out pretty normal-ish. So yes, they do make an appearance in our pantry from time to time only to be devoured by my alien children in a day and a half.

But since Little Debbie makes me feel like a Bitter Betty when my kids go for her treats over mine I decided to come up with my own Cosmic magic situation. Turns out the answer is frosting and Rainbow Chips. Isn’t it always?

Rainbow Chip Brownies. So easy, sweet and chewy with a chocolaty frosting spread on when the brownies are still warm! All topped with adorable, colorful rainbow chips! You could use M&Ms or sprinkles too!

These super simple brownies are a play on my kid’s favorite brownie recipe topped with a trillion little candy coated chips. I have to say all the colors make them pretty irresistible.

Rainbow Chip Brownies. So easy, sweet and chewy with a chocolaty frosting spread on when the brownies are still warm! All topped with adorable, colorful rainbow chips! You could use M&Ms or sprinkles too!

The brownie batter is simple. I use a mixer but you absolutely don’t have to…

Rainbow Chip Brownies. So easy, sweet and chewy with a chocolaty frosting spread on when the brownies are still warm! All topped with adorable, colorful rainbow chips! You could use M&Ms or sprinkles too!

Just spread the brownie batter in the pan and bake them up. They don’t take long.

Simple brownies!!

Then make your quick frosting and spread that on the brownies when they’re warm. Trust me on this…the frosting will partially melt into the brownies and you’ll get omg deliciousness.

Spreading the chocolate frosting onto warm brownies is so good! The frostinf melts into the brownie making them SUPER fudgy!

Then sprinkle rainbow chips all over. Do this immediately, so they stick to the frosting!

Rainbow Chip Brownies. So easy, sweet and chewy with a chocolaty frosting spread on when the brownies are still warm! All topped with adorable, colorful rainbow chips! You could use M&Ms or sprinkles too!

Let them cool and they slice up like a dream…

Rainbow Chip Brownies. So easy, sweet and chewy with a chocolaty frosting spread on when the brownies are still warm! All topped with adorable, colorful rainbow chips! You could use M&Ms or sprinkles too!

My kids totally approved.

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Rainbow Chip Brownies
 
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Serves: 24 bars
Ingredients
Brownies
  • 1½ cups light brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1½ Tbsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
Frosting
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • ⅔ cup Rainbow Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°/175°C
  2. Line a 9x13 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer combine brown sugar and cocoa powder. Mix on medium speed until all lumps are gone.
  4. Add in the melted butter, vanilla and eggs and mix until thickened and smooth, about 1 minute.
  5. Finally add in flour and mix until combined.
  6. Spread in prepared pan and bake 15-20 minutes until center is just set.
  7. While the brownies are baking prepare your frosting my beating the butter and cocoa powder together. Add in milk and powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool for about 10 minutes and then spread on the frosting. The brownies will still be warm, this is what you want. Then sprinkle the rainbow chips on the frosting, pressing gently so they stick.
  9. Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares,
Notes
If you don't want to use a stand mixer for this recipe, just whisk the sugar and cocoa powder together and then follow the instructions using a wooden spoon to mix the rest of the batter until it's smooth.

 

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Jessica @ Sweetest Menu
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Wow! These brownies look magical! I am loving the POP of colour on top!

Kara C.
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These look amazing… I have always enjoyed a Cosmic browning, but I love this brownie recipe. It’s easy, homemade and yummy!

madeline
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This brings me back to childhood–I love cosmic brownies!! Thanks for sharing <3

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iram
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Where did you find those beautiful chips?

Cookbook Queen
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OMG these look SO perfect! Those rainbow chips would be dangerous in my house…I’d put them on everything!

Margie C
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Definitely a recipe to make. Where do you find the colorful and fun chips? Online? Store? Thanks

Erin
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My boys too, prefer packaged goodies to homemade goodness. Maybe it is the wrapper? There’s no way they would turn down something with frosting and colored chips. Thanks for the recipe.

Mariana Sarceda
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Mmmm! Delicious and ultra colorful! Yummy yummy yummy!

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
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There is something about those Cosmic Brownies because my kids love them too! I love that bright rainbow chips and use them every chance I get. Love the fun pop of color on the chocolate brownies!

Laura @ Laura
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Yum! These look way better than the Cosmic brownie version!

Lori @ RecipeGirl
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What a fun treat! I need to bake these for my family soon!

June @ How to Philosophize with Cake
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Those brownies look divine, so chocolaty and fudgy! Love the rainbow chips, almost like sprinkles but better! I’ll have to check those out 🙂

Erin
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What kind of flour do you use for this recipe? All purpose?

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