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Lunch Lady Brownies

Lunch lady brownies are easy to make, will satisfy that chocolate craving, and are topped with a creamy frosting. The homemade brownie recipe has been around a long time and is a favorite treat for kids of all ages.

Brownies in a pan.

I was trying to figure out if I liked the chewy brownie or the frosting the best in this recipe, but I couldn’t decide. I think I love the combination of the homemade brownie with the soft and creamy chocolate frosting.

This recipe seems like it has been around forever, with a few variations here and there. But, all in all, it’s pretty much made the same. 

Lunchlady brownie on a counter

What do I need to make the Lunch Lady Brownies?

  • Large bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • 9″ x 13″ baking dish
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Oven 
  • Butter
  • Unsweetened cocoa
  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Milk
  • Powdered sugar

Frosted brownies on a counter

How to make brownies:

  1. Add the melted butter and unsweetened cocoa to a large bowl. Mix well.
  2. Next, add the all-purpose flour, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well and pour into a baking dish. 
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. 
  4. For the frosting, add the powdered sugar and unsweetened cocoa to a medium-sized bowl and mix. 
  5. Add the milk and softened butter. Mix and spread onto the brownies. 

Recipe and printable instructions listed below

Lunch Lady Brownie

Melted butter being poured into a bowl

Start by adding melted butter to a large bowl. 

 

Unsweetened cocoa with melted butter in a bowl

Next, add the unsweetened cocoa and mix with the hand mixer. You can mix by hand, but it will be hard to get all of the tiny lumps out of there. 

 

Flour, unsweetened cocoa, and butter in a large bowl

Now, add the all-purpose flour. The brownie ingredients will be thick. 

 

Eggs and vanilla extract in a bowl with chocolate mixture

Now, add the eggs and vanilla to the bowl. 

 

Brownie mixture in a bowl

Mix everything well. 

 

Brownie batter in a jelly roll pan

Pour the brownie batter into a greased pan and bake the brownies for about 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

I say, “pour,” but it’s such a thick batter, that you will scrape it from the bowl and press it into the pan. 

I used a jelly roll pan because it was a great size for making the brownie recipe, but you can use a casserole dish, as well. 

Frosting

The homemade chocolate frosting is one that you can use on other desserts, such as cake or cupcakes. It’s super easy to make and only requires four simple ingredients. 

Powdered sugar and unsweetened cocoa in a glass bowl

Start by adding the powdered sugar and the unsweetened cocoa to a bowl. You’ll need at least a medium-sized bowl. 

Mix the two ingredients with a fork or a whisk so they are combined. 

 

Milk being poured into a bowl with powdered sugar and cocoa

Next, pour the milk into the bowl. 

 

Butter in a bowl with brownie frosting mixture

Finally, add the softened butter to the bowl and mix until everything is well incorporated and ready to spread onto the brownies. 

If the chocolate frosting seems a bit thick, add a tablespoon of milk. If it’s too runny, add a tablespoon or two of powdered sugar. 

 

Chocolate frosting on top of lunch lady brownies

Spread the frosting onto the lunch lady brownies. 

More chocolate desserts you’ll love:

Lunch lady brownies in a pan with chocolate frosting

 

Lunch lady brownies on parchment paper

Check out the lunch lady brownies recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! This is a great dessert any time of the year and I think you’ll  love it.

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Yield: 18

Lunch Lady Brownies

Lunch lady brownies in a pan with chocolate frosting

Lunch lady brownies are easy to make, will satisfy that chocolate craving, and are topped with a creamy frosting. The homemade brownie recipe has been around a long time and are a favorite treat for kids of all ages.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tsp. vanilla extract

Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350-degrees and grease a 9" x 13" baking dish.

Brownies

  1. Add the melted butter and unsweetened cocoa to a large bowl. Mix.
  2. Next, add the all-purpose flour, sugar, eggs, and vanilla to the bowl. Mix.
  3. Pour into the baking dish and spread out the batter.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Frosting

  1. Add the powdered sugar and unsweetened cocoa to a medium-sized bowl and mix.
  2. Next, add the milk and the softened butter. Mix well.
  3. Spread on the cooled brownies.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 1gSugar: 40gProtein: 4g

Nutrition is approximate.

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