Lunch Lady Halloween Brownies

I love chocolate and I love baked goods.  So anytime they are combined, I am one happy lady.

We have a neighborhood Halloween party coming up tonight and they had a dessert sign up sheet.  I immediately thought of these brownies because the recipe can be doubled easily and feed a crowd.  The girls thought it would be fun to make them Halloween brownies so we added some spooky eyes to them.  They are simple and super cute and fun to make.  They will be a hit at your Halloween get together!  Minus the eyeballs and you have a delicious dessert any time of year.


I don’t know if you had lunch lady brownies at your school growing up, but when I was in junior high and high school these were my favorite at lunch. I cannot even tell you how many times I had one of these for lunch with a side of sour skittles and a coke.  I don’t know how I didn’t put myself into a sugar coma most days. And I don’t know what was worse, my lunch of choice or the cafeteria greasy pizza.

These are a twist on the lunch lady brownie.  They are are perfect combination of a fudge brownie and a cake brownie and will leave you wanting more. The brownie isn’t very sweet so the creamy frosting on top balances them out and makes them perfect-o.

If you double this recipe (which I always do) you will want to bake on a large baking sheet. Have fun making these for your next get together.


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Lunch Lady Halloween Brownies
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  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand-mixer, add the melted butter and cocoa powder. Using the paddle attachment, blend until smooth.
  3. Add the flour, salt and sugar. Beat together, then add eggs and vanilla. Mix just until combined. Don't over mix.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and spread out evenly. This batter is NOT runny like a cake mix, it is THICK, so you will have to spread it out.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove brownies from oven and let stand 15 minutes before frosting. You want the brownies still warm when you frost them, that is when the magic happens and that frosting seeps into the brownie....ahhhh!
  7. Beat together all the frosting ingredients until smooth. Pour and spread over warm brownies. Add your candy eyeballs wherever you want to. Let cool completely before cutting and serving.
  8. Enjoy!
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Recipe adapted from Saltbox House.
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  1. Klarah

    Yay!! I’ve always loved when we had these in elementary at lunch. I haven’t had them since then until last year and it had me searching for the recipe but never could find em. So I’m super excited you posted this!! Thank you so much.


      I loved when we had them too. I hope your family enjoys them.

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