August 4, 2009

Makin' Mud Pies

Mississippi Mud Cupcakes - (Southern Living Aug. 2007)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (10.5-oz.) bag miniature marshmallows
  • chocolate icing


1. Place pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet.

2. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted.

3. Microwave 1 cup butter and semisweet chocolate in a large microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.

4. Whisk sugar and next 5 ingredients into chocolate mixture. Spoon batter evenly into 24 paper-lined muffin cups.

5. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until puffed. Sprinkle evenly with 2 cups miniature marshmallows, and bake 5 more minutes or until golden. Remove from oven, and cool cupcakes in muffin pans 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans, and place on wire rack. Drizzle warm cakes evenly with 1 1/4 cups chocolate frosting and sprinkle with toasted pecans. Reserve remaining 3/4 cup frosting for another use.

Plus . . .

(Wild Peony Hunter Wellingtons found at

. . . make an enjoyable afternoon of making real mud pies then eating the edible version ;)
Oh, to be a kid again.


Erika said...

I would love to make those Mini Mud Pies while wearing those splashy Wellies. Love this post! :)

B.E.A said...

Those look so yummy!

CurlyKates said...

mm those sound delicious :)and ive been wanting a pair of boots like those!

Red and White Preppy said...

My mouth just salivated...YUM!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Love the wellies and the recipe! Thank you for sharing it!

Tracy-Girl said...

Um... wow!! Those look so yummy. And cute JCrew boots... love the color! Perfect for fall!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Those boots are gorgeous! I've really been wanting some rain boots and those are perfection!

Sweet Caroline said...

Oh those are wonderful! My school color is purple so I might just have to pick up a pair!!!

Lulu Bee said...

Those boots are too cute! And those mud pies look delicious! I love making little cupcakes so I will definitely have to try these!

Kristen said...

ahh I love those boots! I have some adorable ladybug rain boots from Jcrew :)

short southern momma said...

Those "mud" pies look soooo good!! I am going to have to try them out!

Summer Wind said...

wow those look so delicious, thanks for sharing!

Brunch at Saks said...

Mmm this recipe sounds/looks amazing! And those pink boots are adorable! XOXO

Polished Sense said...

Oh-wow! Those look de-lish! I want one :) I am also in love with that fuchsia Hunter rain boot color. Fabulous!


Perfectly Pleasant said...

Those look so good!

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