Little Debbie Brownies are perfect for dessert or a snack with lots of decadent chocolate. Learn how to make these copycat Little Debbie brownies at home for a real treat.

Little Debbie Brownies topped with nuts cut into squares.
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Little Debbie snacks are such a classic and nostalgic dessert. Everyone loves an easy brownie recipe and now you can make this copycat recipe at home.

My family was skeptical at first, but it only took one bite. These were a hit, and everyone loved the chewy brownies. The Little Debbie Fudge brownies turned out so moist and the ganache topping is heavenly.

If you like brownies as much as we do, also try this easy recipe for Copycat Cosmic Brownies . The homemade cosmic brownies recipe is another simple but tasty one to try.

Why we love this recipe

It’s an easy recipe to enjoy the chocolate flavor you love at home. Little Debbie fans will love this treat. Skip the store-bought chocolate brownies and try these instead.

Each bite of these fudgy brownies is delicious and you don’t have to go to the grocery store.

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe: chocolate chips, brown sugar, sugar, nuts, cocoa powder, eggs.

Brownies 

  • Sugar 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Cocoa Powder 
  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Baking Powder 
  • Butter. You need to use melted butter.
  • Vanilla Extract 

Ganache Topping 

  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 
  • Heavy Cream 
  • Walnuts

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How to make Little Debbie Brownies

  • Step 1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Get your pan ready. You will need to use a 9X13 baking pan and spray it with cooking spray.
Mixing bowl with butter, sugar and vanilla.

Step 2. Then, get out a large mixing bowl. Add the butter, eggs, sugars and vanilla extract.

Eggs added to mixture in mixing bowl.

Step 3. Mix together until they are well combined.

Dry ingredients added to wet ingredients.

Step 4. Next, slowly stir in the dry ingredients including cocoa powder, flours, salt and baking powder. Don’t overmix and combine these ingredients by hand.

Batter poured into baking dish.

Step 5. Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan. Let this bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the brownies comes out clean or with moist crumbs. Don’t overbake these or you will have dry brownies.

Saucepan with melted chocolate mixture.

Step 6. Now let’s make that yummy fudge topping. Start by heating the heavy whipping cream in a saucepan on medium heat. Then add the chocolate chips and keep stirring until it is completely melted and smooth.

Batter in baking dish.

Step 7. Once the chocolate is smooth, pour frosting on top of the brownies. Smooth it out using an offset spatula.

Nuts on top of chocolate.

Step 8. Finally, sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top of the brownies. Put in the fridge for 1 hour so the toppings can set.

Brownies cut into bars.

Step 9. Once set, just cut and serve.

Little Debbie Brownies topped with nuts cut into squares.

Pro Tips

  • Cocoa Powder. It is best to use a good quality cocoa powder. The brownies will have better flavor and overall taste better. We like Hershey’s Cocoa powder but use what you prefer as long as it is high quality.
  • Batter. When combining the brownie batter, don’t overmix it. You want it to have a fudgey dense texture and overmixing will change the texture.
  • Topping. Make sure the chocolate ganache has set before cutting. You can put the pan in the fridge to speed things along. If you try to rush this step, the brownies will be hard to cut and not look very pretty.

Storage

Place the homemade little Debbie brownies inside an airtight container. They will keep in the fridge up to 2 weeks.

You can also freeze the brownies up to 6 months. Just make sure to use a good freezer container. I also would separate the brownies with wax paper.

When ready to eat, let the brownies thaw at room temperature. If you want to have some to freeze, you might want to make a double batch. Everyone will gobble these up.

How to cut brownies?

Make sure to wait until the chocolate has set. Use a sharp knife and cut into bars.

If you notice a lot of residue on your knife, use a napkin to wipe it off. This will help to make sure the brownies are cut into clean slices.

You might just want to wipe the knife off every time. It really does make a difference in the appearance.

More copycat desserts to try

Suprise the kids with these brownie treats. Let us know what you think and leave a comment!

Little Debbie Brownies topped with nuts cut into squares.

Little Debbie Brownies

4.91 from 11 votes
Little Debbie Brownies are perfect for dessert with lots of decadent chocolate. Learn how to make these copycat Little Debbie brownies.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 275

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9X13 baking pan with a non stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the butter, eggs, sugars and vanilla extract until they are well mixed.
  • Then slowly stir in the cocoa powder, flours, salt and baking powder. Mix these ingredients in by hand and be careful not to over mix these ingredients.
  • Spread the batter into the 9X13 pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the brownies comes out clean be careful not to over bake or the brownies will be dry.
  • Prepare the fudge topping by heating up the heavy whipping cream in a sauce pan on medium heat. Add the chocolate chips and keep stirring until completely melted and smooth.
  • Pour on top of brownies and smooth it out using a spatula.
  • Sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top and refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the topping to set.
  • Then cut, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 275kcal, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 3g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 142mg, Potassium 156mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 23g, Vitamin A 356IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 35mg, Iron 2mg

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