Friday, October 5, 2012

Mississippi Mud Bars

There is one thing that I have wanted to share for a while, its these Mississippi Mud Bars. I am so in love with these bars. Chocolate cake, marshmallows, and chocolate frosting. They are so soft and chocolatey. I can't think of anything better right now. You need these, seriously.

Mississippi Mud Bars
Recipe Source: Paula Deans Chocolate Magazine

1 cup Butter
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup Water
2 large Eggs
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 cups Granulated Sugar
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
3 cups Mini Marshmallows
Mississippi Mud Frosting (Recipe Follows)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 11x15 jelly-roll pan.

2. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the milk, cocoa, 1/2 cup water, and eggs. Let it come to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

3. In a large bowl combine the sugar, flour, and baking soda. Pour the butter mixture over the sugar mixture and whisk until combined. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.

4. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the marshmallows evenly over the hot cake. Pour the warm frosting over the marshmallows spreading with a knife if needed. Let it cool completely before cutting.

Mississippi Mud Frosting

1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
4 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar

In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the milk, cocoa, and vanilla. Whisk constantly and let it come to a boil. Remove from the heat and whisk in the powdered sugar until smooth.


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