Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mud Hen Bars

A photographer I am not haha with my paper plate and multiple items in one shot LOL!  Ok so the bar on the right is called a Mud Hen Bar.  I have been digging and have no FREAKING idea why it is called that.  There is a baseball team, a duck, a jet, a lake...all called Mud Hen...and I still have no idea where this bar came from.  

The taste is outta this world.  Why?  Because to me, and to my friend, it is not like anything else.  We had nothing we could compare it to.  It had a cookie like base, with a chewy "smore" like center and a brown sugar CRISPY meringue on the top.  It is indescribable...but believe this:  if I am posting about it, it is so worth trying!

Mud Hen Bars
(Adapted from

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs, divided (1 egg, 2 yolks, and 2 egg whites)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I added this)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used a mixture of dark and semi-sweet baking chocolate bars, chopped)
1 cup mini marshmallows (pretty sure I went over on this measurement)
1 cup chopped nuts (I left these out)
1 cup light brown sugar (lightly packed)
Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 pan.  Beat sugar and butter until creamy.  Beat in 1 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks (set whites aside).  In a separate bowl mix together flour, salt and baking powder.  Add to the butter mixture and mix well.  Spread into your prepared pan (mixture is thick).  Sprinkle nuts, chocolate chips and marshmallows on top.  

With the 2 remaining egg whites, beat until stiff peaks form (you are making meringue).  Fold in the brown sugar.  Spread this in top of the cake.  Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.

This is VERY sticky to cut.  Maybe (I haven't tried this) run your knife under hot water first.  Let me know if it works lol 

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