Mud Hen Bars are gooey, chewy and delicious cookie bar topped with chocolate, marshmallow and a brown sugar meringue!
What are Mud Hen Bars?
I have no idea why they are called “Mud Hen Bars” but when I googled the name, I discovered there is a Mud Hen, New Jersey. Maybe that is where they originated?? No matter what you call it, it is the perfect solution to any chocolate, marshmallow, ooey, gooey craving you may be having.!!
How to Make Mud Hen Bars
It starts with with a layer of cookie dough on the bottom and then topped with a layer of chocolate chips and marshmallows.
Brown Sugar Meringue Topping
My favorite part of this bar cookie is the meringue like topping. It s made by whipping egg whites and folding in brown sugar and then spreading it over the top of the marshmallows and chocolate chips. This creates a delicious crunchy topping as it bakes.
I have made these bars for years and years and every time I make them it reminds me how much I love them, especially that crunchy topping.
How Long Will The Mud Hen Bars Keep?
These bars are the best the day they are made and are amazing warm, fresh out of the oven. They are good the next day but by far the best the day they are made.
So next time you have a chocolate and marshmallow craving or need to take a bar cookie somewhere give them a try and let me know what you think.
For some other yummy, chocolatey and or marshmallow goodness try these:
- Caramel Brownies
- Chocolate Chip and Toffee Bars
- Chocolate Mountains
- Fudge Marshmallow Brownies
- Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Cookies
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Mud Hen Bars Recipe
Mud Hen Bars
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 2 eggs separated
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- Cream the butter and sugar
- Beat in the whole egg and 2 egg yolks
- Sift flour; baking powder and salt together; combine the two mixtures, blend thoroughly
- Spread batter in lightly greased 9 x 13 pan
- Sprinkle with nuts, chocolate chips chips and marshmallows over the batter
- Beat 2 egg whites stiff, fold in brown sugar
- Spread over top of cake
- Bake 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees
- Cut into bars
Originally posted September 13, 2013