Lunch Lady Brownies Recipe

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This Lunch Lady Brownies recipe makes soft and chewy brownies with a fudgy, crackly chocolate frosting.

There’s nothing like a warm, gooey, chocolatey brownie to satisfy your sweet tooth and make you feel cozy. But not all brownies are created equal. Some are cakey, some are chewy, and some are fudgy. If you’re a fan of the latter, you’re in luck.

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In this post, I’ll show you how to make this best Lunch Lady Brownies recipe ever, with a crackly top, a moist center, and a rich flavor. These brownies are easy to whip up, using only a few ingredients and one bowl. They are also customizable, so you can add nuts, chocolate chips, or whatever you like. Trust me, once you try these fudgy brownies, you’ll never go back to any other recipe. Let’s get baking!

A few things to note about this recipe:

  • Honestly, there’s not much to add to this section! These are pretty straightforward from start to finish. Basically just mix ’em up and slather them in chocolate icing straight outta the oven. You’re going to love this recipe.

What’s my favorite thing about this recipe?

Hands down the chocolate icing. It’s AMAZING. It’s everything I’m ever looking for in an icing for my brownies. And I love that the icing hardens just a teensy little bit, giving you that crackly top.

I also love that this fudge brownie recipe is so easy to make. You don’t need any fancy equipment or ingredients, just a microwave, a bowl, and a spatula. You simply melt some butter and chocolate together, stir in some sugar, eggs, vanilla, and flour, and pour the batter into a baking pan. Then you bake it for about 25 minutes, and voila, you have a batch of fudgy brownies ready to enjoy. It’s so quick and convenient, you can make these brownies anytime you crave a chocolate treat.

plate of lunch lady brownies

Another thing I love about this fudge brownie recipe is how delicious it is. These brownies are soft, moist, and rich, with a deep chocolate flavor and a crackly crust. They are not too sweet, not too bitter, just right. They are also very versatile, as you can add different mix-ins or toppings to suit your taste. You can sprinkle some sea salt, nuts, or chocolate chips on top, or drizzle some caramel, peanut butter, or Nutella over them. You can also cut them into different shapes and sizes, or use them as a base for other desserts, such as ice cream sundaes, brownie cheesecake, or brownie trifle. The possibilities are endless.

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plate of lunch lady brownies

Lunch Lady Brownies

Yield: 16

These Lunch Lady Brownies are soft and chewy with a fudgy, crackly chocolate frosting.


Brownie Batter:

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

Chocolate Icing:

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk ( I used whole)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish by lightly spraying with nonstick cooking spray and lining with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the 1 cup melted butter with the sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. Mix in the flour and powdered sugar until batter forms.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Let the brownies cool for about 15 minutes before icing.

Make the icing:

  1. Whisk together the melted butter, milk, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar until smooth icing forms.
  2. Pour the icing over the brownies and spread as needed. Let cool completely before cutting.

These Lunch Lady Brownies are soft and chewy with a fudgy, crackly chocolate frosting.

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