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Gluten Free Copycat Cosmic Brownies

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Gluten Free Copycat Cosmic Brownies are the most delicious dessert throwback! These rich & fudgy brownies have a smooth & creamy chocolate ganache-like frosting and rainbow candy sprinkles on top.  Travel back to your childhood with this healthy version of the lunchbox favorite!  dairy free + gluten free




  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Chocolate Frosting

  • 3/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • Rainbow sprinkles


  1. Set the oven 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the almond butter, applesauce, eggs, coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Next add in the dry ingredients – almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.  Combine evenly.
  4. Transfer the brownie batter to a greased or parchment paper lined baking dish. I used a 11×7 inch pan to get the classic cosmic brownie look, but I think 8×8 would also work.
  5. Bake for 13 minutes.
  6. While the brownies are baking, work on your chocolate frosting.  Simply melt the chocolate chips and almond milk together.  You can do this in the microwave using 10 second intervals & mixing between or through a double boiler.  Make sure to not make the frosting too soon before the brownies are ready as it will harden eventually.
  7. Once you remove the brownies from the oven let them cool for a few minutes.  Then add the chocolate frosting to the brownies and spread evenly.
  8. Sprinkle the rainbow sprinkles on top.
  9. Let the chocolate frosting set a bit & then cut into bars or squares.
  10. Enjoy!

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