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Dark Chocolate Brownie Waffles with Candy Sprinkles Recipe

There is something about the classic Little Debbie’s Cosmic Brownies. My boys love them and we buy them on occasion, as a special treat. The rainbow colored sprinkles are fun and the fudgy brownies are a favorite treat amongst children and adults alike. I wanted to make a special treat that was different, yet fun. We love waffles, so these Dark Chocolate Brownie Waffles were a fun idea that I came up with, with cosmic brownies as my inspiration.

Now, if you have never made dessert in a waffle iron, you are missing out. My youngest loves the crispy edges of brownies, so he ate these without icing because if you leave the waffles out for a few minutes and they cool, alllll the wonderful edges of the waffle become slightly crispy, like you are getting an edge piece of brownie. If you prefer the gooey middle part of the brownie pan, you will want to eat these right off the waffle iron, slathered with delicious chocolate icing.

Can you eat chocolate waffles for breakfast?

Hmm….well, really, that’s up to you. The recipe uses brownie mix, which is a dessert, and icing, which is also a dessert, and sprinkles….so technically, yes, it is a dessert.  However, waffles are a breakfast item, and if you have someone who just loves brownies, this would be a super special birthday breakfast or dessert for them! And like I have always said……who made the breakfast rules anyway? If you can eat three chocolate donuts and an iced coffee for breakfast, you can definitely have these waffles!

While brownies aren’t the traditional choice and might not offer the same nutritional start as other breakfast options, indulging in a brownie waffle for breakfast every now and then can be a delightful treat. Life’s about balance, and sometimes, a little sweetness is just what you need to start your day with a smile.

If you’re looking for a way to make it a bit more breakfast-appropriate, consider pairing your brownie with something nutritious. A glass of milk, a cup of yogurt, or some fresh fruit can complement the richness of the brownie while adding some nutritional value to your meal. Alternatively, there are recipes for brownies that incorporate healthier ingredients like oats, nuts, and even avocado, which can make your chocolatey breakfast a bit more balanced. Remember, the key is moderation and enjoying the little things in life.

Another idea is to add protein powder to the brownie mix to make them better for you and to keep hunger at bay.

Is it easy to make brownie waffles?

I love that this recipe is so easy. Is it homemade?  Well, you make it at home, but as far as it being made from scratch, no. It is quick and easy because I used boxed brownie mix and canned frosting. However, you can totally use your best brownie recipe and chocolate ganache recipe and made incredibly delicious homemade cosmic brownies in your waffle iron. 

To make this recipe, all you need is a large mixing bowl, a box of dark chocolate brownie mix, the ingredients to prepare said mix, which mine were 1 egg, oil, and water. Mix the brownie batter while you are heating up the waffle iron. Use spray oil or melted butter on the grates just before pouring the batter in to prevent sticking and cook just as you would cook regular waffles. You will want to monitor closely for burning, since it is hard to tell if something is burnt because of the color of the batter.

While the waffles are cooking, stir up your chocolate frosting and warm it for 10 seconds or more if necessary, to make it smooth and easy to spread. You can ice the waffles directly out of the waffle iron to let it melt more or wait until they are cool to have a thicker icing. Top with sprinkles and you’re good to go! 

What sprinkles should I use?

I wanted to model these after cosmic brownies, but I used these jumbo rainbow sprinkles I found at the grocery store. If you if you want to make it like the authentic cosmic brownie recipe, you need to use these cosmic candy pieces, which are candy coated chocolate pieces. If you can’t find them, rainbow chip sprinkles or any fun rainbow sprinkles would be fun to use. 

Why should I made these dark chocolate waffles?

Imagine a universe where the nostalgia of childhood snacks and the cozy warmth of homemade breakfasts collide. In this delicious galaxy, cosmic brownie waffles are the shining stars. Picture a classic waffle, golden and tender, fresh from the iron, but with a twist. It’s not just any waffle; it’s a cosmic brownie waffle, infused with the rich, chocolatey essence of everyone’s favorite fudgy treat. Speckled with colorful, candy-coated chocolate pieces, each bite is a journey through a sweet, cosmic wonderland.

Crafting these brownie waffles is like performing a magic ritual, transforming simple ingredients into something extraordinary. The batter, dark and thick with melted chocolate and cocoa powder, embraces the nostalgia of unwrapping a tiny, dense brownie, while the hot waffle iron imprints it with the promise of a new creation. As the steam rises, so does the anticipation. The final touch, a scattering of vibrant, miniature candies, adds a playful contrast to the deep chocolate, reminiscent of the star-studded night sky. Served with a drizzle of chocolate syrup or a dollop of whipped cream, cosmic brownie waffles turn an ordinary morning into an extraordinary adventure, inviting both the young and the young at heart to explore the sweet expanse of the universe from the comfort of their kitchen.

Can I add something different to these waffles?

Yes! The sky is the limit.  You can substitute milk chocolate brownie mix instead of dark chocolate.  You can use a homemade creamy frosting that isn’t chocolate, if you like. You can use cookie butter on top of the chocolate waffles. You could even scoop some cookie dough ice cream on top of the brownie waffle and add another on top to make a waffle ice cream sandwich! Another fun idea is adding semi-sweet chocolate chips! Place chocolate chips on the brownie batter before cooking.

Below are the recipe instructions. Remember, anything goes, so make your kitchen a special place to create chocolate waffle magic! 

Dark Chocolate Brownie Waffles with Candy Sprinkles Recipe

Dark Chocolate Brownie Waffles with Candy Sprinkles Recipe

Yield: 12-15 waffles

Brownies for breakfast? Make these delicious dark chocolate brownie waffles for breakfast or dessert! Makes a sweet treat for special days.



Prepare brownie mix according to package directions.

Heat waffle iron.

Spray with cooking oil spray.

Pour batter into waffle iron and cook until done.

Remove waffles with care and let cool on a plate.

Finish making brownie waffles in waffle iron.

Stir icing in a small bowl, microwave for 10-20 seconds if needed.

When brownie waffles are mostly cool, spread icing on top.

Top with jumbo rainbow sprinkles or candy coated chocolate sprinkles serve and enjoy!


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Use any leftover batter to make traditional brownies or brownie cookies!

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Thursday 18th of April 2024

I tried these brownie waffles and they turned out so good! Rich and chocolatey, just like a classic brownie. Plus, they were super easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.


Wednesday 17th of April 2024

I surprised my grandkids with these brownie waffles for dessert, and they couldn't get enough! We went all out with the toppings—whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and of course, lots of sprinkles. Even the grandparents couldn't resist sneaking a bite!


Monday 15th of April 2024

This was such a cool idea! I made mine using Betty Crocker mix and I loved it! Hope it lasts me through the whole week!


Monday 15th of April 2024

I can waffle anything, but had never thought of this… thank you for the lovely recipe. I loved the crispy edges!

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