Mud Hen Bars

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My sister is getting married in a month :) and I am throwing a shower for her at the end of this month.  I have been trying out different treat options to serve at the shower and was so glad when I stumbled across this recipe! These little bars are melt-in-your-mouth DELICIOUS!  Oh. my. gosh!  It is their unique topping, in my opinion, that makes these so wonderful!  You HAVE TO try these out!  They really are SO good!

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recipe from: Sunday Baker

1/2 c. butter, room temp
1 c. granulated sugar
3 eggs
1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 c. nuts chopped
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. marshmallows
1 c. brown sugar


Beat together sugar and butter until creamy. Beat in 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks (put aside the whites for later). In a seperate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add to the butter mixture and mix well. Spread into 9×13″ pan. Sprinkle with marshmallows, nuts and chocolate chips.

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold in the brown sugar. Spread over the mixture in pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until bars are a deep golden brown and the crust is cooked through. Cool in pan and cut.

*NOTE* I excluded the nuts because the majority of my family are not nut people



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  1. 1

    i love the look and sound of these! they look so gooey and delicious. love the combination with the marshmallows :) I'm sure everyone will love it at the shower! congrats to your sister!

  2. 2

    Oh wow! These sound amazing…I am going to try this recipe out, but I might use my mini muffin pan to make little Mud Hen Bites! Thanks for the idea :)

  3. 3

    They look amazing! I'll definitely give them a try!

  4. 4

    Oooooooh.. These look really YUMMY!! I'm going to definitely give these a try! Thanks for sharing the recipe! ~tina

  5. 5

    These look so good. If you get the chance I'd love it if you linked them up at my monthly link party.

  6. 6

    Oh my these look great!!! Wanna guess what the kids are getting for an after school treat?

  7. 7

    The top of these bars reminds me of what my Nanny's Ritz pecan pie is like…oh yum!

  8. 8

    These look amazing, can't wait to make them soon. Good luck with the shower, I am sure your guests will be in for an amazing spread.

  9. 9

    I have not had a mudhed in 30 years since college. It was the dessert most secretly removed from the cafeteria. I always wondered how they were made.

  10. 10

    Oh yum,! These looks so good!!I have never heard of mudhen, but now I need to try them!

  11. 11

    Made these today after pinning them! Delicious. Made mine with 1/2 the amount of nuts and was perfect!

  12. 12

    Oh my, these look like Heaven!!!!!

  13. 13

    How amazing… I actually posted about a similar recipe this month too. After I located it in a random cookbook purchase. I did use the pecans on mine. They were wonderful.