Farmhouse Brownies

Gilbert Family Brownies
This from-scratch recipe is a favorite of the Gilbert Family, who own and operate Gibralter Farms.

We’ve used these brownies for everything from our wedding rehearsal dinner to a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day about pork production (decorated with pigs as seen in the picture).




– Sarah Gilbert, The Gilbert Family


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa and salt in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar using a mixer or egg beater.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla, then remove the mixer from the bowl.
  5. Fold in the flour, cocoa and salt mix using a spatula until combined.
  6. Bake in greased 10 x 15″ pan for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the pan.


1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows
2 cups powdered sugar

  1. Heat water and butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute on high heat.
  2. Add chocolate chips and heat for 45 seconds on medium-high heat, then stir with a spatula until melted.
  3. Add marshmallows and heat for 45 seconds on medium-high heat, then stir until combined.
  4. Let sit for ten minutes, then mix in the powdered sugar.
  5. Spread on cooled brownies.
  6. Wait until frosting cools, then, enjoy!

Gilbert Family Brownies 2

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