Monday, July 19, 2010

Mississippi Mud Bars

Last night we had a recognition program for one of my Laurels. My counselors and I can't seem to do anything small. We had delicious treats for everyone. My contribution were these Mississippi Mud Bars. You can't go wrong with Paula Deen-lots of butter and sugar makes anything taste amazing!
Mississippi Mud Bars
paula deen

1 cup butter
1 cup milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup water
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups mini marshmallows
Mississippi Mud Frosting (recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 350*. Grease a 15x11 inch jelly roll pan. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in milk, cocoa, water and eggs. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour and baking soda. Pour butter mixture over sugar mixture, whisking to combine. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Immediately sprinkle marshmallows evenly over hot cake. Pour hot Mississippi Mud Frosting over cake, spreading it with knife if necessary. Let cool in pan completely. Cut into squares and serve.

Mississippi Mud Frosting

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
4 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in milk, cocoa and vanilla. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Whisk in confectioner's sugar until smooth.


  1. Thanks for sharing! I posted a link on my blog:


  2. just made these! really easy but the the mud frosting came out a little too thick (not sure what I did wrong>) but I made it work!