Lunch Lady Brownies

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x


Lunch Lady Brownies are thick, fudgy, and not too “dark”. They are perfect for the milk chocolate lovers in your life and you won’t believe how great the chocolate frosting is on top of a chewy brownie.



For the Brownies

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

For the Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and grease a 9 by 13 inch baking dish well.
  2. In a large bowl add the melted butter, cocoa, and sugar. Beat until well combined, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add the flour and stir until combined.
  5. Place the batter in the baking dish and spread it out evenly. It will be very thick, so make sure it gets to all of the edges of the pan.
  6. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. To make the frosting add the butter, milk, vanilla, and cocoa to a large bowl and beat until the mixture comes together, about 2 minutes.
  8. Add the powdered sugar and salt and beat until combined. Frost the brownies while they are still slightly warm.
  9. Let cool and them cut and serve. You are going to love these!

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 16 SERVING SIZE: 1 brownie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 399.4 Fat: 16.3g Cholesterol: 84.7mg Sodium: 59.5mg Carbohydrates: 62.1g Sugars: 47.5g Protein: 4.2g Vitamin A: 141.4µg Vitamin C: 0mg

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