Mama’s Original Mud Hen Bar Recipe – They Ain’t Purty But They’re GOOD!


Check out what my pal from Making Memories With Your Kids had to say about this wonderful recipe:

I’ve been wanting to make these bars for some time now. Apparently pretty badly because when I looked at my “super secret TO MAKE board” on Pinterest I noticed I’d pinned them four times! We opted to not put nuts in them since we’re not nut people and we used milk chocolate chips (because I always use milk chocolate chips.) Don’t they look wonderful? Look at that crunchy top.

I’ve never heard of Mud Hen brownies before, Erin from Making Memories With Your Kids introduced it to us on her blog. Thanks, Erin!



1/2 c. Kerrygold butter, room temp
1 c. Domino sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 c. Gold Medal flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. Morton salt
1 c. nuts chopped (optional)
1/2 c. Toll House chocolate chips
1 c. marshmallows
1 c. Domino brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper.
Beat together sugar and butter until creamy. Beat in 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks (put aside the whites for later).
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add to the butter mixture and mix well.
Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with marshmallows, nuts (if you want) and chocolate chips.
Beat the 2 egg whites (that you set aside) until stiff peaks form. Fold in the brown sugar. Spread over the mixture in pan.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the bars are a deep, golden brown and crusts look cooked through.
Cool in pan before cutting.





Quick Tip: These bars are perfect for church potlucks, picnics, and family gatherings.

Thank you Making Memories With Your Kids for this great recipe.