Many of the most famous cafeteria foods were chosen because they were simple to produce and popular with diners. One such recipe is these delectable lunch lady brownies. By tasting them again, it brought back good memories of school.

These are really sensitive, and the frosting melts instantaneously when it comes into contact with your lips. We never expected to miss these delectable lunchroom sweets so much.


1/2 cup melted butter
1 pound granulated sugar
2 eggs
3 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate powder, unsweetened
1 cup regular flour


2 tablespoons softened butter
3 teaspoons milk
2 tbsp chocolate powder, unsweetened
1.5 cups powdered sugar

Lunch Lady Brownies Recipe
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9″x9″ baking pan with foil, allowing some foil to extend over the sides.

In a mixing basin, cream together the sugar and butter for the batter, stirring or blending until the mixture lightens in color and texture. Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract until well combined.

Mix in the flour and cocoa powder slowly until the color is uniform. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out largely dry, with only a few damp crumbs. Do not overbake for the best texture.

Begin making the icing while the brownies are cooling. In a medium mixing bowl, blend the butter, milk, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar until smooth. If the mixture is too dry, drizzle in 1 tablespoon of milk at a time. If the mixture is too runny, add one spoonful of powdered sugar at a time.

Once the frosting has reached the desired consistency, spread it over the heated brownies so that some of the icing melts into the brownies. Cut the brownies into squares and use the foil to assist pull them out of the pan.