Friday, September 3, 2010

Chocolate Lovers Dream Bar

A treat for  you!
I got this recipe from a sweet southern lady years ago and they have been a favorite ever since. There are many variations on this bar cookie but this is our fav!
Mississippi Mud Bars
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 large eggs
3 tsp.vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp.salt
1 Cup chopped Walnuts
3 cups miniature marshmallows
Mississippi Mud Frosting (see below)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9x13 pan.
Cream butter & sugar until fluffy  add eggs one at a time beat until well mixed add vanilla and stir in dry ingredients. stir in the walnuts spread into prepared pan and bake 35 to 40 min do not over bake.
Remove from oven, top with marshmallows, return to oven until marshmallows are lightly browned. Just a few minutes.
Pour frosting over all and let set the frosting sinks just a bit and top will look messy (MUD) cool slightly cut and enjoy this sinfully delish treat
3/4 cup butter
1 1/3 C Unsweet cocoa powder
1 lb powdered sugar
1/2 c evaporated milk 
1 tsp vanilla 
1 c chopped walnuts
Mix all together until smooth and pour over hot cake 
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  1. O, yum! I can't believe I've never tried these. They look sinful. Have a great weekend, Debbie.

  2. DELICIOUS!! You weren't joking these are a chocolate lovers dream. I cannot wait to make them.

  3. YUMMY, looks so delicious! I have got to make those! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

  4. OH YUM!lol one thing I dont like about blogger is this stuff hahah.I found so many yummy recipes and these look to for sharing I will jot this down.Oh my walnuts and marshmellos!

  5. Awesome recipe say my daughters. My behind says...Le'Sigh!


  6. OH my goodness! These look sooo delicious! I can't wait to share with Lil Tony...he is going to want to make them!! Thank you so much for joining in on the cookie exchange :)

  7. Wow! Do these look wonderful! Stopping from SITS!

  8. Ohhh we make this too only I use Marshmallow Fluff instead of marshmallows - yummY


  9. how can those NOT be delicious??? Oh my goodness, girl! YUMMO!


  10. Debbie: I have a cheater's version of this. I buy a pan of ready made brownies at the grocery store. I put mini marshmallows and nuts on the top. Poke holes with a fork over the top. Take a can of of chocolate icing and heat for 30 second intervals in the microwave till icing is melted. I pour the icing over the top of the brownies and marshmallows. Let the icing cool and set. INSTANT Mississippi Mud Cake! People think it is made from scratch. I use this in a pinch if I have to take a dessert somewhere and am pressed for time. But the real deal made from scratch is ALWAYS better, for sure!

  11. They sound so good...

    Have a great holiday weekend.
    I have a GREAT HOLIDAY ORNAMENT GIVEAWAY on my blog...drawing on Mon.

  12. Holy YUM! I've heard about these little {or big} pieces of heaven, but your pictures have my searching my pantry for ingredients! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by Sunny Bug yesterday. I can't wait to look around your site some more for more recipes!

  13. Going to a BBQ on Sunday and I've been thinking about what sides to take. This will be an awesome dessert to share. Thanks!!!

  14. Oh my! I think I've gained a pound just looking at these. I will definitely have to try this recipe. Yum!

    And your laundry room redo turned out great! I love that ironing board cover. I must have one!

    Have a great weekend!

  15. I shouldn't have read this on an empty stomach. Yum!

    Stopping by from SITS...

  16. I LOVE Mississippi mud - yum! Not to be confused with Ol' Miss - I bleed Razorback red - ha ha! Hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend!

  17. Ohhh Debbie! First I go to Suzanne's at Southern Inspiration to find a yummy recipe and now I hop to your blog and find this! I have a Cherry/choc cake sitting on my counter waiting for my daughter's birthday celebration in a little bit. We are on in the choc. mode, aren't we? ;)


  18. Oh my, these look super yummy! I will be bookmarking this for sure!