Lunchroom Lady Iced Brownies

Oh remember the days when the lunch ladies in the school cafeteria actually baked for the children?  Silly as it may sound to some, those ladies showed their love for the children through their efforts in the kitchen and the children felt it.  Compare that to now when we’re more concerned with a few extra calories than feeling the lunch lady love. Everything children are served comes in sterile little packages.  Not that you are served brownies at all anymore even in packages. What they are served like French toast sticks, waffle bites, burritos & PBJ sandwiches are full of preservatives, have no taste and definitely no love!

This recipe is said to be over 50 years old.  It has been served in many schools, bake sales, and carnivals at schools throughout the years.  It’s just a good brownie that is sure to bring up memories of a simpler time in school.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts ( I prefer pecans)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine cocoa, flour, sugar

Stir in eggs, vanilla, and softened butter.

Pour into greased 9×13 pan.

Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.


  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • Dash salt

Mix all together & spread on top of brownies.