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Unbeatable Mississippi Mud Bars

You've probably heard of Mississippi Mud cakes and Mississippi Mud pies, but what about a dessert bar recipe variation? Follow this easy recipe for Unbeatable Mississippi Mud Bars and learn how to make an easy-to-share version of this delicious dessert. Your friends and family will be begging you for the recipe once they try a piece.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Extend end of foil 1 inch over sides of pan, grease and flour foil, and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt 1 cup butter.
  4. Stir in 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/2 cups cocoa.
  5. Remove pan from heat and beat in eggs, one at a time, until blended.
  6. Stir in flour and pecans until well blended.
  7. Pour into prepared pan and bake 25 minutes or until cake tester inserted into center comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  9. To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and cocoa powder.
  10. Beat in butter and vanilla until smooth.
  11. Beat in enough milk until fluffy and spreadable.
  12. Using ends of foil, lift brownie layer from pan. Spread top with frosting.
  13. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans.
  14. Cut into 2 by 1 inch bars and store in air tight container.



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I was just looking at the recipe and the instructions when to do you put the Tablespoon of vanilla in, I was guessing with the eggs? Thanks so much.

I always thought Mississippi "mud" bars was made with marshmallows (melted on top of the baked bars while still hot). In any case, these sound delish the way they are.

I very seldom make a comment on these recipes and especially on the comments. The recipes are great! I just wonder why people make such stupid comments.

I plan to bake there bars. You can't go wrong with this fab recipe. Thanks.

Read the directions. It is 1 1/2 cups of sugar.

Should the sugar and flour be reversed? That's a lot of sugar. I'd be bouncing off the walls for days!

Do you really mean 5 1/2 cups sugar???

I think it should be 2 or 2 1/2 c sugar.

Needs a picture. I can't cook anything without a picture.

I dont think you meant 5.5 cups of sugar did you.???


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