Lunch Lady Brownies


On my way to 100 recipes in 100 days.  Here is 36: Lunch Lady Brownies!

Is there any better name to make a very vivid memory of a food?  “Lunch Lady Brownies ”  You know those will be served with thick frosting and sprinkles.

I went to a very small rural school for 1st through 5th grade.  It was a k-12 school and there was only one teacher for each grade until 9th grade, and then only 1 teacher for each subject.  I loved it!

Lunch Lady Brownies

My sister and I ate hot lunch everyday.  We are not talking the hot lunch at school where you have no clue what the ingredients are or how old it is.  We are talking fresh homemade food served up hot by the “lunch ladies”  They worked in the big kitchen and knew all of us by name and probably a few embarrassing facts about us as well.

Lunch Lady Brownies

This recipe originated in a small town in Idaho (not my school) at a middle school.  It has been around for more than 50 years and someone graciously shared this recipe on Pinterest.  Thank you lunch lady from Bonneville Jr. Highschool.  These are just what I needed for a trip down memory lane.

Lunch Lady Brownies

1 cup unsalted butter, melted

½ cup cocoa

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

4 teaspoon vanilla

¼ cup sprinkles

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter and cocoa.  Stir until smooth.

2. Add flour and sugar and mix well.  Add in the eggs and vanilla and stir until combined.  Don’t over stir.

3. Pour into greased 9X13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.  Check center with toothpick at 20 minutes.

4. Make frosting and frost while warm.  Sprinkle with any toppings….nuts, sprinkles, white chocolate chips, crushed candy bars.


Chocolate Frosting

¼ cup softened butter

¼ cup evaporated milk

¼ cup cocoa

3 cups powdered sugar

dash of salt

1.  Mix all ingredients together with an electric mixer until smooth.  Frost as desired.

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  1. Made these tonight! Turned out perfect and they were awesome! Will be making them again for sure!

  2. These brownies did not turn out good for me. The batter in middle would not get done whie the outside was burning frosting wouldn't spread. I was so excited...i dont know what I did wrong

    1. I'm sorry they didn't turn out for you. Nothing like getting your taste buds ready for a treat only to be disappointed. I hope you will give it another try

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