Mud Hen Bars

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!


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. Julie @ Table for Two

    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. Veronica and Daniel

    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. Beansieleigh

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

  4. Erin

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

  5. Sydney

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

  6. Anonymous

    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.

  7. Anonymous

    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.

  8. Mrs MacKenzie

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

  9. Leslie

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

  10. Farm Girl Pink...

    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.

  11. Elizabeth L.


    I first made these years ago and instantly fell in love! I love brown sugar so these seemed like something I'd like and I DID! Such an odd assortment of ingredients that end up magical. Thank you for another great recipe!