Lunchroom Ladies Brownies


Lunchroom Ladies Brownies Recipe: A Nostalgic Treat Reimagined



Remember the days when you walked into your school’s cafeteria, and the enticing aroma of freshly baked brownies wafted through the air? Those were the days when lunchroom ladies served up some of the most delicious treats that left us craving for more. Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on nostalgia to enjoy those mouthwatering brownies anymore. In this article, we’re going to share the cherished Lunchroom Ladies Brownies recipe, allowing you to recreate those cherished memories right in your own kitchen.


Lunchroom Ladies Brownies have been a beloved staple in school cafeterias for generations. These brownies are known for their soft, fudgy texture, a deep chocolatey flavor, and a subtle hint of nostalgia. Whether you’re an adult looking to relive your school days or introducing your children to the classic flavors of their parents’ youth, these brownies are sure to become a family favorite.


So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and prepare to embark on a culinary journey down memory lane as we guide you through the steps to make these delectable Lunchroom Ladies Brownies.



Ingredients Needed :


1 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)

2 cups all purpose flour

2 cups of granulated sugar

4 large eggs

4 teaspoons vanilla extract




1/4 cup softened butter

1/4 cup milk (I used whole milk)

1/4 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)

3 cups powdered sugar



How To Make Lunchroom Ladies Brownies:



Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish and line with a parchment paper or foil sling.


In a large bowl cream together your butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well until smooth. Add your dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. Batter will be very thick.


Pour the batter into prepared pan, smooth it out as best as you can (It is thick) and bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Err on the side of underbaking if you are questioning.


Remove from the oven and let the brownies sit for about 15 minutes. You want them to still be warm when you pour on the icing. Once you remove the brownies from the oven, make your icing by mixing all 4 ingredients together until smooth. Pour the icing over top of the still very warm brownies. Cool completely and serve.


Recipe Notes:


  • These brownies are reminiscent of the classic school cafeteria treat, often enjoyed during childhood. They’re wonderfully simple to make and have a rich, fudgy texture.


  • For a denser, chewier brownie, bake for the shorter 25 minutes. If you prefer a slightly cakey brownie, bake for closer to 30 minutes.


  • While nuts are optional, they add a delightful crunch and nutty flavor to the brownies. Walnuts or pecans work well in this recipe.


  • You can customize these brownies by adding chocolate chips, white chocolate chunks, or even a swirl of peanut butter.


Nutrition Facts (per brownie, without nuts):


Calories: 215

Total Fat: 10g

Saturated Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 54mg

Sodium: 96mg

Total Carbohydrates: 31g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 21g

Protein: 3g




Lunchroom Ladies Brownies evoke a sense of nostalgia for many, taking us back to simpler times when the school cafeteria served up these delicious treats. This recipe allows you to recreate those cherished memories in your own kitchen with ease. Whether you enjoy them plain or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, these brownies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Share them with friends and family, and relish the joy that a classic homemade brownie can bring to any gathering.








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