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!
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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