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                            MISSISSIPPI MUD BARS
 
 Recipe By     : DESSERT SHOW #DS3041
 Serving Size  : 0    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    :
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           butter
      1/2  cup           unsweetened cocoa powder
    5 1/2  cups          sugar
    4      large         eggs
    1 1/2  cups          flour
    1      tablespoon    vanilla extract=7F
    1      cup           chopped pecans
                         Chocolate frosting:
    2      cups          confectioners' sugar
    3      tablespoons   unsweetened cocoa powder
      1/2  cup           melted butter
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
    1      tablespoon    milk -- (1 to 2)
      1/2  cup           chopped pecans
 
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 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. In a medium
 saucepan, melt 1 cup
 butter. Stir in 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/2 cups cocoa. Remove pan from heat
 and beat in eggs, one
 at a time, until blended. Stir in flour and pecans until well blended. Pour
 into prepared pan and
 bake 25 minutes or until cake tester inserted into center comes out clean.
 Cool in pan on wire
 rack.
 Frosting:  in a medium bowl, combine confectioner’s sugar and cocoa powder.
 Beat in butter and
 vanilla until smooth. Beat in enough milk until fluffy and spreadable. Using
 ends of foil, lift
 brownie layer from pan. Spread top with frosting. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup
 pecans. Cut into 2 by 1
 inch bars and store in air tight container.
 
 
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