Friday, September 2, 2011
What's in a Name?
Do you ever wonder where the heck some foods get their name? These little bars of goodness are called "Mud Hens". Excuse me? Mud Hens? I tried to Google why these are called Mud Hens, and all I learned was that apparently Toledo has a Minor League baseball team called the Mud Hens. Hmmm......the mystery remains......
Despite the bizarro name, the components of this treat had me drooling.......cookie base.....a layer of marshmallows and chocolate......then topped with a brown sugar meringue. I totally fell in love with that brown sugar meringue. I think I could have picked off the crunchy topping from the whole batch of bars.....if I wasn't taking these somewhere and would then have to explain why the tops of the bars were missing......
These are pretty simple to put together. I think the hardest part for me was having to wait until it had completely cooled before cutting them up! The topping is very delicate, and if you don't wait until it cools off it will just completely flake off (and you'll have to eat it yourself....bummer!).
Do yourself a favor and give these a try.....I'm sure you'll love them!
Check out Two Peas and their Pod for the recipe.......and Enjoy!!
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