Mud Hen Bars

Betty Graves


Found this recipe in Maw Maw's Old Church Cookbook and have enjoyed making it ever since. A very simple but good recipe. They are not like the mud bar that has chocolate on top. Has the taste and texture of what grandma use to make.

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1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1 c
granulated sugar
1,1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
1 c
pecans, chopped
1/2 c
chocolate chips
1 c
marshmallows (small)
1 c
brown sugar


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1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together the granulated sugar and butter until creamy. Beat in 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks (put aside the whites for later). In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add to the butter mixture and mix well. Spread into 9x13" pan. Bake the crust for 5 minutes before adding marshmallows. Let cool and then sprinkle with marshmallows, nuts and chocolate chips.

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2Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold in the brown sugar.

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3Spread the meringue mixture and brown sugar mixture over the marshmallows and chocolate chips.

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4Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until bars are a deep golden brown and the crust is cooked through. If the meringues starts to brown to quickly cover lightly with a piece of foil sprayed with baking spray.

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5Cool in pan and cut.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Kosher
Other Tag: Quick & Easy