Mississippi Mud Bars

I had no idea what a Mississippi Mud Bar was. But I wanted one.

As you can tell from the photos this was an over-the-top, incredible treat. It turns out that Mississippi Mud Bars, as defined by Ghirardelli in a recipe inside their semi-sweet chocolate baking bar wrapper, are comprised of a chocolate-white chocolate chunk and walnut cookie base with more melted chocolate, white chocolate and walnuts sprinkled on top. I imagine they’re a riff on the Mississippi Mud Pie which, according to Wikipedia, “contains a gooey chocolate filling on top of a crumbly chocolate crust.”

Would you believe me if I told you my husband and I actually thought these tasted light?

It must be all the butter and sugar that gives them that melt-in-your mouth texture. I thought they’d be dense and fudgy, like brownies, but they’re definitely more like cookie bars. The toughest part is waiting for them to cool so you can cut them. I must have circled back to that pan a hundred times in anticipation.

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  1. Memoria wrote:

    These bars look amazing!! I’m surprised they had a light taste. They look intense.
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    Posted 3.17.10 Reply
  2. dani wrote:

    now that one is a keeper!!!!
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    Posted 3.18.10 Reply
  3. Maria wrote:

    Wow, these babies are loaded!

    Posted 3.18.10 Reply
  4. Brenda wrote:

    I just found your blog and love it! I’ve really enjoyed looking through all your wonderful recipes. I’ll definitely be making these bars, they look amazing!
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    Posted 3.19.10 Reply
  5. Karly wrote:

    Ooh, these look amazing!
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    Posted 3.24.10 Reply
  6. DH made me bookmark these! (He didn’t need to twist my arm…) lol
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    Posted 3.25.10 Reply
  7. Oh I LOVE it!
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    Posted 3.26.10 Reply
  8. Those bars look so good!
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    Posted 3.29.10 Reply
  9. I have not been able to found the mud pies , bars , and cakes recipes since i left La. and have been wanting them this was great to get up and found this and wouldn’t you know i will be making them all this week and putting them away til thankgiving so again thank you very much.

    Posted 11.8.10 Reply
  10. Tried your Mississippi mud bars,turned out excellent.http://www.sailajakitchen.com/2010/12/mississippi-mud-bars.html
    Thanks for the great recipe.

    Posted 12.1.10 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Sailaja!

      Posted 12.1.10 Reply