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Mud Hens

Ingredients

Base

  • 1/4 Cup shortening
  • 4 Tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 eggs yolks You'll use the whites in the topping
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 1 cup Chopped Nuts optional
  • 1 Cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/2 Cup or a little more Nestle Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Topping

  • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar dark or light
  • 2 egg whites

Instructions

  • Butter or grease a 9x13 pan.
  • In a large bowl, cream the shortening, butter, and sugar. Beat in the whole egg and the yolks of the other two eggs.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Combine the flour mixture with the creamed mixture, blending thoroughly.
  • Spread the batter into the baking pan, patting with your hands if need be.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips, marshmallows, and nuts over the batter.
  • In large bowl, beat the 2 egg whites until stiff. Fold in brown sugar until well combined.
  • Spread brown sugar meringue over top of marshmallows, spreading to touch the edges of the pan to prevent it from shrinking during baking.
  • Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. Cool completely and then cut into bars.