Oh my heavens! These bars are incredible. I could not stop eating them, and I am not a dessert person. The bars have chocolate and marshmallows sandwiched between a cookie and crunchy brown sugar meringue layer. I’ve had this recipe bookmarked in my Google Reader for years. I can’t believe I waited so long to make them. I have no idea what a “mud hen” is, but their bars taste really great. I shared these with a friend, and she gave them two thumbs up! They are super quick to put together, and would be great for the big game on Monday.
Mud Hen Bars
½ cup butter, room temperature
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs, divided (1 whole, 2 separated)
1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat together the white sugar and butter until creamy. Beat in 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks (put whites aside for later). Mix in the flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla. Spread into a lightly greased 9×13-inch pan.
Sprinkle marshmallows and chocolate chips on top of the unbaked cookie crust.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold in the brown sugar. Spread the meringue mixture over the marshmallows and chocolate chips.
Bake for 30 minutes.