Deliciously Irresistible Lunch Lady Brownies: A Nostalgic Treat
Remember the good old days of school lunches? Those comforting, nostalgic flavors that brought a smile to your face? One such treat that often stole the show was the legendary Lunch Lady Brownies. These fudgy, chocolatey squares of delight were a staple in many school cafeterias and have since become a cherished homemade dessert. Today, we’re taking a trip down memory lane and sharing a recipe for Lunch Lady Brownies that will bring back waves of nostalgia and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Ingredients Needed :
FOR THE BROWNIES:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup of granulated sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup all purpose flour
FOR THE FROSTING:
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
3 Tablespoons milk
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
How To Make Lunch Lady Brownies:
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a 9”x9” baking pan with foil, making sure that foil comes up over the sides somewhat.
In mixing bowl cream together the sugar and butter for the batter, making sure to stir or blend until the mixture has lightened in both color and texture. Add in eggs and vanilla and stir until fully incorporated.
Slowly add in flour and cocoa powder and mix just until color is uniform. Pour batter into baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out mostly dry with only a few moist crumbs. For the best texture do not overbake.
While brownies are cooling begin to make the frosting. In a medium bowl combine butter, milk, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar until a smooth frosting texture is reached. If mixture is too dry add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time. If too runny, add in one tablespoon of powdered sugar at a time.
Once frosting is the right texture spread over brownies while they are still warm so that some of the icing melts into the brownies. Cut into squares and use the foil to help lift the brownies out of the pan.
Pro Tips for Baking Success:
Use high-quality cocoa powder for the best chocolate flavor.
Don’t overmix the batter after adding the flour; overmixing can result in tough brownies.
For an extra fudgy texture, slightly underbake the brownies. Keep an eye on them after the 20-minute mark.
Lunch Lady Brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4-5 days. For longer storage, refrigerate them for up to a week. To freeze, wrap individual brownies in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before enjoying.
(Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on ingredients and serving size.)
Serving Size: 1 brownie (assuming 24 brownies per batch)
Total Fat: 10g
Saturated Fat: 5g
Total Carbohydrates: 27g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Lunch Lady Brownies are a timeless treat that brings back cherished memories of school days and simple pleasures. With their gooey texture, rich chocolate flavor, and easy preparation, these brownies are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Whether you enjoy them as an afternoon snack, dessert, or share them with loved ones, Lunch Lady Brownies are a delightful way to satisfy your sweet tooth. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and dive into the joy of baking these classic brownies for a comforting and delicious experience that transcends generations.
That’s it, all you have to do is Enjoy !
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