January 9, 2012

Mud Hen Bars

I first got acquainted with these delicious Mud Hen Bars some time back on Your Homebased Mom blog.

Since then I have been seeing them pop up a lot on other blogs so I had to give them a try New Years Eve.

This cookie bar starts with a cake like layer and then you sprinkle chocolate chips, chopped pecans, mini marshmallows, and then for the gooey goodness, you pour this wonderful mixture of a brown sugar meringue over the top of all of it and bake.  

My favorite way to eat them is straight out of the oven while they are still gooey and yummy.

The next day I just heat them in the microwave and give them about a minute to warm up and they are as yummy as the first day!

Just thought you might like to know this little tidbit!  Enjoy!

Mud Hen Bars
Adapted From:  Mommy's Kitchen

1/2  cup butter, softened to room temperature
1  cup  sugar
1 egg + 2 eggs, separated
11/2  cups flour
1  teaspoon baking powder
1/4  teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts, chopped
1/2  cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1  cup mini marshmallows
1 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, cream together sugar and butter until creamy.  Add 1 egg and mix well.  Add two egg yokes (saving the egg whites for later use) and mix well.  In another bowl, add flour, salt, and baking powder; whisk together.  Add flour mixture to creamy mixture and mix well.  Spread evenly into a 9 x 13 pan.  Evenly sprinkle marshmallows, nuts, and chocolate chips on top of the mixture. 

 Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.  Fold in the brown sugar and spread evenly over the layers.  Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown and the cake is done.  Cool in pan before cutting into bars.

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  1. Off, into the oven they go! I am standing here, with knife and spoon in hand, ready for them to come back out....yum! :)

  2. These looks delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up this wonderful recipe. I hope to see you next week too :)

  3. I'm pinning this and will definitely be making these.....found you at Chef In Training party..........

  4. countrymomacooks.com ~ Welcome to CWK...it is so good to hear that you pinned these. I know you are going find out how easy and yummy they are....stop back by as often as you can.

  5. Just awesome! These look amazing. I can almost taste them. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. :)

  6. Oh my gosh, these sound AMAZING! Totally pinning them! :)

  7. Never heard of them, but sure glad I did now..thanks for sharing

  8. oh yum yum! These are right up my alley and I've been loving sweets with my latest pregnancy!

  9. Oh my goodness. These sound like heaven. I'm definitely trying these. (Just popping over from Miz Helen's.) If you get a moment, would you like to link up to my "Thriving on Thursdays" Linky Party here in Australia? I know a lot of people would who would also love to see this recipe.


    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  10. Love the name! These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party! Have a sweet week! :)

  11. Great Bars Kay! We will just love these yummy treats. Thank you so much for sharing with our 1st Anniversary Party at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. These sound and look yummy!! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


  13. wow, you have some GREAT recipes. I've already copied 2! Thank you for them, lol.
    Jenn from JustAddWaterSilly.com, hopping from Fingerprints On The Fridge

    (new follower!)

  14. Hi from Foodie Friday, I just had to pop over and see what these bars were all about. I am super intrigued and have NEVER heard of anything like it with the brown sugar meringue. I just pinned and printed!
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

  15. Yes, these do seem very unique. They look wonderful and I am intrigued too!! Will have to give them a try!

  16. I've never heard of mud hen bars until now. Wow! This sounds like something different and fun for my to try.

  17. These sound wonderful, will definitely be giving these a try!

  18. These sound really yummy!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  19. Congrats Kay!! Your Mud Hen Bars are featured today over at Weekend Potluck (formerly Foodie Friday!). They were a big hit last week!! Come on over and grab your featured button! Have a great weekend! :)

  20. I've not heard of these before either, but they do look yummy, and they pretty much use "already in the cupboard" ingredients, so they could be made at the drop of a hat!

    I notice the original recipe calls for 1 egg + 2 eggs, separated - I think that part of the instructions got left out here - you may want to clarify what goes on with the eggs :) As soon as I get some marshmallows I'm going to try this - thanks for posting it!

    1. Thank you Sandra...I made the correction on the eggs!

  21. I've gotta try those bars. Congrats to you because this treat also made it into the Top 5 so you've got two spots all to yourself!

  22. all my FAVORITE ingredients that is for sure..interesting name for them don't ya think! Take care and thx for linking up to tea party tuesday, hope to see you this week.

  23. Thanks so much for linking up to my weekly Pinterest party-I'm so happy you joined in!

    Best wishes for a great week,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  24. These look so good; I can hardly wait to try them! Thanks for sharing!

  25. These Mud Hen Bars look absolutely delish! I'd never heard of them until the last few months either. Been wanting to try them, but now I have a bona fide review to be sure. Thanks!

    Newly following from Thriving on Thursdays. I can't wait to try these!

  26. These look fascinating! Lovely recipe!

  27. I seriously want to remember this recipe, because these bars look amazing!!! I could go for something chocolate and gooey about right now! :)