Mud Hen Bar recipe

Mud Hen Bars

by Megan on August 15, 2011

My assignment for the Secret Recipe Club this month was the terrific  blog The Friday Friends.

I first got acquainted with Debbie and her blog last year when she joined us for the Twelve Weeks Of Christmas Cookies. An avid reader,Debbie has a lot of good book suggestions, and a bunch of terrific recipes on her blog. In fact, she cooks a lot like I do. We have very similar taste.  Proof? We have made several of the exact same recipes, like Bacon Wrapped Dates,  and one of my favorite Fall foods, A Pumpkin Roll.

I had no trouble finding a recipe to make.  I found a bunch, like Crackeroon Pie and Amaretto Cream Puffs!

I also stumbled upon a recipe for a bar called Mud Hen Bars. Like Debbie, I had never heard of this treat. I love a fresh, chewy meringue cookie so when I saw this bar had a layer of meringue on top, I knew I had found my recipe.

Mud Hen Cookie Bar recipe

This bar starts with a cookie crust layered with marshmallows and chocolate chips. I added a bit more of the goodies because  I felt the entire bottom should be covered with marshmallow and chocolate goodness.

Mud Hen bars

Then you spread a layer of brown sugar sweetened meringue on top…

and bake!


Mud Hen bar recipe

You get a delicious,  cookie bar studded with chocolate and marshmallow, topped with a chewy, crackly, caramel flavored layer that melt in your mouth.

What a great bar!

Easy, tasty, and with pantry friendly ingredients.

Easy bar recipe

For this recipe, you will find it here, on Debbie’s blog.

If you would like to join us and participate in The Secret Recipe Club, you can find all the information here.

Big thanks to Amanda, our fearless leader for all the hard work she does for this club. Thanks Amanda!

This post is linked to:

Melt in your Mouth Mondays

On The Menu Mondays

Menu Plan Monday

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z August 15, 2011 at 5:29 am

Hi Megan,
I’m another blogger visiting from Secret Recipe Club. What a great recipe. It looks like a perfect dessert for kids and those of us who feel like kids. Yum.. chocolate chips, marshmallow in a delicious bar.

2 Barbara Bakes August 15, 2011 at 5:34 am

This is the second time recently I’ve seen mud hen bars. They look scrumptious. I wonder where they got their name?

3 Erin @ Making Memories August 15, 2011 at 7:45 am

Oh my heck! YUM!!!

4 Faith August 15, 2011 at 7:53 am

I’ve never heard of these bars before — I’m happy you shared them with us, they sound amazing! Bookmarking!!

5 Lisa~~ August 15, 2011 at 8:36 am

I’ve never heard of these before but they look and sound wonderful.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cook Lisa Cook

6 Maris (In Good taste) August 15, 2011 at 8:42 am

What a cute name! They look so good too!

7 Renée J. (RJ Flamingo) August 15, 2011 at 9:16 am

I’ve gotta wonder the same as Barbara – where the heck did that name come from?!?

These bars look so good – and no, you can’t have too much chips & marshmallows. Ever. I’ve never seen a meringue made with brown sugar before, either. I may have to try just that part of it to see what else you can do. Serious Yum going on there, Megan!

8 5 Star Foodie August 15, 2011 at 9:51 am

Yum! Those bars look really good, a must try for sure.

9 Barbara | Creative Culinary August 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Oh YUM! I can’t believe I just saw these somewhere last week but didn’t pay much attention; if I had I would have saved the recipe since I’m a sucker with anything with a layer of baked meringue…I just love that crunchy gooey business. Did I say OH YUM! :)

10 Barefeet In The Kitchen August 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Oh. My. Goodness. Those sound amazing. I need to save the recipe for when I make marshmallows again during the holidays. What a great find for the SRC! I am excited for my own reveal date next week.

11 Shelby August 15, 2011 at 5:44 pm

These look yummy and chewy and sweet! :) Of course, I would love them!

12 Peggy August 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm

oh this sounds like such a winner in my book! And taking a look at all of the ingredients – I have them all! Great choice for the SRC =)

13 Yvonne @ StoneGable August 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Oh, these could give me a toothache just looking at all this wonderful goodness! I love anything that is chewy… and sweet with meringue …. and chocolate! Wow! This is a winner! Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY and giving all of us this FABULOUS recipe!

14 Trisha August 15, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Lovely bar, it sounds like an addictive little treat!

15 sara August 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Mmmmm, terrific! These bars look really delicious. :)

16 Carolyn August 16, 2011 at 5:38 am

I just saw mud hen bars for the first time on Two Peas in a Pod. That meringue topping looks SO amazing!

17 Katrina August 16, 2011 at 8:44 am

I’ve seen these around, too, and because I love meringue cookies, I’m sure I’d love them–and yes, that would be dangerous for me, too.

18 Taryn August 16, 2011 at 9:37 am

YUM these look great! I love the crackly top – makes them look really neat, and seriously mouthwatering.

19 Kate August 16, 2011 at 10:24 am

I was drawn to this by the name….wonder how it came to be…
They remind me of mud cake. I will give this one a try!

20 Andi August 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Nice choice. I’d make them on the name alone. I have something simular I made a while ago. Keep baking andi

21 katie August 17, 2011 at 6:38 am

I have never seen a recipe quite like this one, they looks delicious!

22 Blond Duck August 17, 2011 at 10:24 am

I’ve seen these around–look great!

23 Louisa [Living Lou] August 17, 2011 at 11:31 am

Yum, these look so sweet and delicious. Definitely a special treat that would be great after school!

24 Julie August 17, 2011 at 7:06 pm

What a fun recipe. I’ve never seen these before.

25 Deanna August 18, 2011 at 4:04 am

I’ve never heard of these bars either. Very interesting!

26 Maria August 19, 2011 at 7:44 am

We love these bars!

27 Cookin' Canuck August 19, 2011 at 7:51 am

Oh my, these sounds fantastic. The meringue topping is definitely a draw for me, too.

28 Elle August 19, 2011 at 10:26 am

i neeeeed these. Truly. Oh, yes!

29 Marla August 19, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Megan this is such a fun recipe pick for the SRC….very tempting indeed!

30 Taylor August 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm

These look so good! The meringue topping is intriguing!

31 Jennifer Sikora August 21, 2011 at 7:26 am

That looks so good. I think I might try those soon :) Thanks for sharing


32 Betty @ scrambled henfruit August 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Mud hen bars! I love them. I saw this recipe last spring and had to make them just because of the name. :) Yours look just as good as I remember them tasting- I love the crunchy meringue layer on top!

33 Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy August 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Oh, yummy! I’ve had these before but didn’t know what they were called and (silly me) didn’t realize it was a meringue on top!

34 Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies August 25, 2011 at 11:44 pm

That meringue on the top looks like one awesome addition to a bar cookie.

35 5 Star Foodie August 27, 2011 at 8:35 am

These bars sound amazing, I sure would love to try one!

36 Kimberly August 29, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Stopping by from SRC Group C!

What an interesting recipe … and it sounds and looks great!

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