Mud And Hen Bars

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mud and Hens Bars are a delicious must make cookie bar. So good! 

Mud and Hen Bars

Have you had mud and hen bars before?
If not these need to go onto your list of must make cookies asap! 
Chocolate, marshmallows and a brown sugar meringue need I say more? 
Lorna calls them shamores because she wanted some I thought it was rather cute!
These were super easy to make and gone faster than I could take a picture.
I actually made two pans of these because the first pan was gone before I could take a picture. The three little squares in the picture above was all that was left of the little mouthfuls of deliciousness, out of the second pan. 
Yes these are that good and a perfect dessert for any occasion.
Looking for another delicious cookie bar recipe make sure to check out Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars aka Brown Butter Brookies.

Butter a 9x13 pan, line with parchment and butter parchment paper.
Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until creamy.
Add 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks, vanilla, baking powder and sea salt. Beat until smooth and creamy.
Add flour and mix on low until combined scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
Smooth dough into bottom of greased pan.
Sprinkle chocolate chips and marshmallows evenly across the top.
Sprinkle with nuts and press firmly across the top.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add brown sugar and mix or fold on low speed until fully incorporated.
Spread brown sugar meringue topping evenly over the top.
Yummiliciousness! Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow to cool before cutting into squares.
Now go get to baking! 

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Mud and Hen Bars

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Mud And Hen Bars
Prep time: PT15M
Cook time: PT30M
Total time: PT45M
Yield: 12
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Room Temperature, Plus more for greasing
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 2 whole Egg Yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Real Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour Or All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate Chips (I used dark but semi-sweet works also.)
  • 1 cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 cup Chopped Almonds Or Any Other Desired Nut (Optional)
  • 2 whole Egg Whites
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a 9x13 baking pan, line with parchment paper and butter parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter, granulated and brown sugars until creamy. Add egg, both egg yolks, vanilla, baking powder and sea salt. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add flour and mix until combined scraping the sides of bowl as needed.
  5. Smooth dough over the bottom of parchment lined pan.
  6. Top dough with chocolate chips, marshmallows and nuts if using. Press evenly.
  7. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. On low speed or by hand mix in brown sugar. Spread mixture evenly over the top of chocolate chips, marshmallows and nuts.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow bars to cool completely before cutting to desired size.
Mud and Hen Bars are a fun Christmas Cookie Bar that are easy to make and loved by all!


  1. I have never had mud and hen bars, but these do sound incredible. I'm surprised you got the picture before they were gone!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. I've never heard of these bars, but they look yummy! I always get hungry while visiting your blog. :)

  3. Oh, boy, would my family go nuts for these! Pinning.

  4. These sound amazing!
    Just curious though.. why butter the pan and the parchment paper?

    1. Hi Amy, Greasing the pan helps the parchment stick to the pan so the parchment doesn't move around and greasing the parchment ensures the bars won't stick to the parchment when removed from the pan.
      Have a great day,

  5. Delicious , I need to try this, marshmallows on the top make it double yummy.

  6. It will be Mud and Hens for me!! I love the name! Thanks !!

  7. Oh, so good! I love the meringue topping. Pinned!


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