Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mud Hen Bars from Kay North

Originally found in a 1964 Good Housekeeping magazine article with Lady Bird Johnson, Kay has made these delicious treats many times. Renaming them Roadrunner Bars of Arizona, she brought them to the Children's Holiday Party meeting.

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Base layer: Cream ½ cup shortening and 1 cup sugar in large bowl.  Beat in 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks.
Combine 1½ cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt. Combine with first mixture. Grease or use cooking spray on 9 x 13 inch pan and spread batter. 

Sprinkle over batter: 1 cup chopped nuts, 1 cup mini marshmallows, ½ cup chocolate chips. 

Meringue: In clean mixing bowl, beat 2 egg whites until stiff. Fold  in 1 cup brown sugar. Spread over bars.
Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes. Watch carefully.
Makes 24 bars