Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Cookie Tuesday - Double Chocolate Mud Bars

This recipe comes from an old newspaper clipping. I wrote on it: "wonderful! first made 12/12/01." Now, almost seven years later, my original impression holds. These are simply fantastic. Perfect for when you want something really chocolatey. I used the Ghiradelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips.

Double Chocolate Mud Bars

1/2 cup soft butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 ounce package chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350º F.
Spray 7 x 11 pan with cooking spray.
In the mixer, beat together butter and sugar.
Add egg and vanilla.
Combine flour and baking soda, and slowly add it to butter mixture.
Add 1 1/3 cups chocolate chips and the walnuts.

Put mixture in pan and bake about 25 minutes.
Take pan out of the oven and immediately sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top.
When they start to melt, spread evenly.
Cool to set chocolate and cut into squares.


  1. l shall have to stop visiting the Hill Farm or take lessons in resisting temptation. Your recipes are so delicious and my waistline is severely at risk.

  2. My but this looks good. When the temperature goes down and the wind picks up and it starts to rain I have a sudden need for chocolate.

    Will you tell us where your quote from Gladys Taber comes from, please. And which of her books should a novice read first?


  3. Hi Nan...so nice to meet you! Wow what neat way for someone to find my blog. Looks to me like we may have some things in common. Isn't bloggin a great way to meet new friends?

    I love Gladys Taber books. I found out about her through Susan Branch's books. I have read just a couple though.

    For the most part I am a little bird that gets to stay home...sometimes I do have to leave the nest (durn it) to do shopping and substitute teaching!

  4. PS
    Just reading Jill's comment there made me go and look up Gladys Taber again (having done so ages ago when I first discovered your lovely blog, Nan). This time I discover she kept Manx cats, and as I come from the Isle of Man that is good news to me. She was clearly a lady of taste!

  5. OK I made one simple click of the keyboard and I'm in heaven! These double chocolae mud bars are to die for! I'm like a kid in a candy store!! I can't decide what recipes to visit first! Yahoo... Pamela from The House of Edward told me about your blog and I'm glad she did!

  6. Hi, Nan! I'm new to your blog and it's quickly becoming one of my favorites. The double chocolate mud bars look delicious - will try them this weekend.

  7. These sound so good! And I just love your header picture. That cabinet is gorgeous.

  8. Oh I am missing my Hoosier cabinet.. I sold mine and it was solid oak. Why did I do that?
    OH well, thanks for sharing yours.
    And these double choc mud bars are going to be made in Dec. for my christmas cookie baking day. I don't even have to test them before as all of your recipes you share are suberb.
    Thanks again.

  9. Oh God! (I'm on a diet.)

  10. These look like the perfect comfort food! Definitely a recipe to try in the coming weeks.

  11. it's 6.59am and the girls are making these as I type...
    so they can include one in their lunch bags..if my photo is any where near respecatble I'll try posting one...but cameras and I don't often go together..lol

  12. Val, it just tickles me that your girls are making the bars. I wonder how long they'll last!

  13. Youngest Daughter says...

    Yummy I can't wait until they are cooked and ready to eat!

    I have just made some and put them in the oven.

    We are on holiday today so I am baking. I like your recipes a Lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank You

  14. And I thank you for taking the time to write! I can't tell you how happy it makes me that you and your sister are having such fun with my recipes. You are dear girls, as is your mum.


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