Who doesn’t love brownies?  I use to use the boxed brownie mixes until I came across this recipe.  It’s as easy as mixing up a boxed mix with much better results! These are nice and thick. Yummy!  These are even better the next day and the days after, which is nice for lunchboxes!  I made some with a chocolate frosting  but my family likes the peanut butter frosting even better. I’m undecided.  I really liked both.  Remember, these are better on day 2.

Brownie Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

4 tsp. vanilla


-Preheat oven to 35o degrees.

-Spray a 9 X 13 pan with nonstick spray.

-In your kitchen aid or stand mixer, combine butter and cocoa powder.

-Add the sugar and flour and mix.

-Add eggs, one at a time.

-Add vanilla.

– Pour into prepared pan and bake 25-30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.


Chocolate Frosting:

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3 cups powdered sugar


Beat all the ingredients together until smooth.  Spread on warm brownies.  Cool and serve.


Peanut Butter Frosting:


1/3 cup shortening

1/3 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup peanut butter

1 tsp. vanilla

4 cups powdered sugar

4-6 T. milk


-Cream shortening and butter together.

-Add peanut butter and vanilla.

-Add powdered sugar.

-Add milk.

-Beat until creamy.

-Allow brownies to cool and frost with peanut butter frosting.

Brownie with Chocolate Icing
Brownie with Peanut Butter Icing

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