My Kids Favorite Brownies

My kid's favorite brownie recipe ever@

These are my kids favorite brownies! It’s such a simple brownie recipe guaranteed to be a hit!

So this homemade brownie recipe is a family classic…One of those things that my mom made for me growing up. And when she passed away a few years ago I never really thought about them again, honestly.  I mean, I do have an amazing brownie recipe of my own.

Anyhow, I was on Pinterest a while back and saw a photo of a brownie that looked like the brownies I remembered eating as a kid…a crusty frosted brownie that was dense and chewy! Luckily I have all my mom’s recipe boxes and was able to find the brownie recipe card!  It looks like she got the recipe from a church friend…it’s one of those recipes that I am sure was passed around a lot in the 80s.

I made these brownies for my kids and they quickly declared them their favorite…I think it’s because of their mild chocolate flavor, no coffee or espresso…with a frosting that’s not too thick. You see, you frost the brownies while they are still warm so the frosting half absorbs into the top of the brownie…it’s awesome! The consistency is chewy, and thick…and with the frosting on the top they are perfectly sweet.

These are a fantastic and easy Homemade Brownie Recipe!

Chocolate Frosted Homemade Brownies

How do you make my Kid’s Favorite Brownies?

  • Mix the melted butter, cocoa powder, eggs and vanilla together it will begin to thicken up, so make sure you mix it enough!
  • Then add sugar and flour, and spread it into a prepared pan.
  • These bake up very evenly, which is so great!
  • While they’re baking make your frosting.  And then spread that all over the top while the brownies are still warm.This makes some of the frosting melt right into the top of the brownies. YES!

How to make easy chocolate brownies

When they are cooled you can pull them out of the pan…I mean how perfect are these?? They bake perfectly even!

Easy Homemade Brownie Recipe topped with chocolate frosting

These homemade brownies are the perfect little sweet snack, that my kid told me were “even better than Cosmic Brownies” which basically translates into BEST EVER!

BUT I do have a pretty epic Rainbow Chip Brownie Recipe on my site too…aka Homemade Cosmic Brownies!

A classic and easy homemade brownie recipe topped with chocolate frosting

Looking for more Homemade Brownie Recipes? Here are a few I love!

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My Kids Favorite Brownies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 30 Brownies 1x
  • Category: Brownies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description:

These are my kids favorite brownies! It’s such a simple brownie recipe guaranteed to be a hit!


Ingredients:

Brownies

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 pan with foil and coat with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer combine melted butter and cocoa powder. Mix on medium speed until all lumps are gone.
  3. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until thickened and smooth, about 1 minute.
  4. Add in the sugar and mix until incorporated and finally add in flour and mix until combined.
  5. Spread in prepared pan and bake 20-25 minutes until center is just set.
  6. While the brownies are baking, prepare your frosting by mixing the butter and cocoa powder together. Add in the milk and powdered sugar and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  7. Allow the brownies to cool for 15 minutes and then spread on the frosting. The brownies will still be warm, which is fine. The frosting will melt into the brownies.
  8. Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares,

Notes:

store airtight for up to 3 days

Keywords:: brownies, recipe, cookies and cups, easy

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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77 Responses
  1. a delicious, everyday brownie that everyone will love! <– You got that right! They look like something you'd want to serve at a kid's bday party (or graduation, shower, backyard bbq) and everyone would be standing around the pan, evening the rows, if you know what I mean!

  2. Jeannine Baker

    These remind me of the brownies my Mom used to make (they had walnuts in them). She got the recipe from our Great Aunt Ina (who always wore Shalimar perfume). Mom swore us to secrecy with the recipe…they are delicious!! 🙂

  3. My mama always made frosted brownies that look similar to these when we were kids, too. Her frosting gets cooked on the stove though. I’ve been known to make the frosting and eat it with a spoon. 😉

    These look awesome! Love the way the frosting melts into the brownies.

  4. These look great! Like you I love some real melted chocolate and maybe even some coffee in them, but these just sound and look all around good. Perfect for everything!

  5. sharon k.

    reminds me of the ones my granny used to make- except at the end of baking, she’d put little marshmallows on top (roughly one per brownie), toast it briefly in the oven, then put the icing on top. Yum!

  6. Ann

    My friend just told me about your blog. It looks great. I’m a big follower of “Cooking With Mr. C.” on Facebook, which is also a blog. I now have the two of you to check out.
    Ann

  7. OMG ! I just made a pan of these and cut into them… WOW, best brownie ever. I love the flavor and the texture…. I knew they would be great when I sampled a taste of the brownie batter and the frosting… Delish! Every recipe that you post I cannot wait to make and these were outstanding. Thank you for sharing all your great recipes with us…

  8. Anne

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe! Made them yesterday for the bake sale at my daughter’s school — big hit. Never mind “kids favourite brownies” I am pretty sure these are mine!

  9. laurie

    I just took these out of the oven after 18 minutes. They are still pretty runny…will try them again for another few minutes. Anyone else notice this?

  10. Thank you for posting this recipe! I made it yesterday and my whole family loved it. My husband pointed out that it would be great with walnuts, as the flavour is very similar to the chocolate walnut doughnuts you can get. I think this is my new brownie recipe. 🙂

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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