My grandma was a “lunch lady” in the 80’s…and was the cutest lunch lady ever! I can still picture her in her “lunch lady” hair net when I would go with my mom to pick her up from work. Do you remember school lunches, from back in the day, when the lunch ladies actually made homemade brownies and those Peanut Butter Fingers (recipe here).
They were so yummy and we looked forward to certain days when you knew they were serving your favorite for lunch that day at school! Today I am sharing with you this delicious Homemade Brownie Recipe or as we like to call them at our house…Lunch Lady Brownies! They are a crowd pleaser and are perfect to serve at your get togethers with family and friends.
Lunch Lady Brownies
1 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with foil and spray foil with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric stand-mixer, add the melted butter and cocoa powder. Using the paddle attachment, blend until smooth.
- Add the flour and sugar. Beat together then add eggs and vanilla. Mix just until combined. Don’t over mix. (Batter will be thick)
- Pour batter into prepared baking dish and spread out evenly.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Remove brownies from oven and let stand 15 minutes before frosting. You want the brownies still warm when you frost them!
CHOCOLATE FROSTING: Beat together all the frosting ingredients until smooth. Pour and spread over warm brownies. Let cool completely before cutting and serving.
*Makes 12 large brownies or 24 small brownies
The brownies are the perfect consistency and the Homemade Chocolate Frosting is the perfect addition to making them moist, chewy and give them just the right amount of chocolatey goodness. You will thank me…but your diet and your hips may not! So be sure to make these with caution. It might be a good idea to make them when you know there will be many others around to help you eat them!
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