Texas Sheet Brownies

The best brownies you will ever have.

Chris Klemens

I have never found a brownie that tops these ones.

With Easter and Lent ending tomorrow, I thought these would be the perfect thing to post since I am actually bringing these to my Nana's house tomorrow for our big family Easter dinner.

I grew up with my mom making these and me eating them, obviously. I am not even kidding when I say that I've never found a better brownie; they are so deliciously moist and airy at the same time and are super quick to make.

They are such a crowd pleaser, so if you're going to an Easter dinner or any kind of party for that matter, I highly recommend showing up with these.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee or water (I haven't tried coffee yet)
  • ¼ cup dark, unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 tbsp. dark cocoa
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3½ cups unsifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and the sugar.
  2. In heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, coffee or water, and cocoa. Stir and heat to boiling. 
  3. Pour boiling mixture over the flour and sugar in the bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla.
  4. Mix well, using a wooden spoon or high speed on electric mixer.
  5. Pour into a well buttered 17½-by-11-inch jelly roll pan.
  6. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until brownies test done in the center.
  7. While brownies bake, prepare the frosting. In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring.
  8. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until frosting is smooth.
  9. Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as you take them out of the oven. Let cool and cut into desired sizes.

If you make this, be sure to tweet me or tag me on Instagram, and let me know what you thought of it! It isn't the healthiest thing to make, but it is so damn good. Happy Easter to those who celebrate!