Deluxe Halloween Mud Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 36 bars (3 dozen)


Deluxe Halloween Mud Bars are cute and chewy with nuts and delicious chocolate flavors. Topped with chocolate and candy corn, these make a perfect treat.


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Halloween candy corn


PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 9-inch-square baking pan.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 1/4 cups morsels and nuts. Spread into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 20 to 23 minutes. Remove pan to wire rack. Sprinkle with remaining morsels. Let stand for 5 minutes or until morsels are shiny; spread evenly. Top with candy corn. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Cut into bars.

Deluxe Halloween Mud Bars

by B. Belinda , Saint John on Nov. 2009

I just wanted to let you know that this recipe was amazing. I gave them out to the kids that my daughter babysits, she has 4 or 5 that she sits with regularly, so we gave each one a treat bag with 3 or 4 squares in it. The kids loved them, they were a real big hit.

Deluxe Mud Bars

by L. Lillian , Leland on Oct. 2009

These mud bars are terrific and can be adapted to other seasons by using other types of candy on the top.

Excellent fall homebaked "candy" bars

by E. Eileen , Newcastle, WA on Oct. 2009

This has been my fall back Halloween party treat for the past several years! People just love them. They are a bit on the very sweet side, but they are moist, dense and delicious. In fact, adults tend to pick off the candy corn, because they are too sweet. Not a dry cookie bar at all.


by L. Lisa , on Oct. 2009

What a great recipe. The candy corn is super cute and my Dad's fave candy to boot.

deluxe halloween mud bars

by l. lisa , springfield, or. on Oct. 2009

these are extremely good and easy to make. they were a hit work. like always everyone wanted more. so yummy.

Great recipe!

by I. Irene , Tahlequah, OK on Oct. 2009

Since I am allergic to chocolate, I used butterscotch morsels and it was very good.


by j. jane , on Oct. 2009

not my favorite but good and easy.


by b. brittney , on Oct. 2009

I wanted something chocolate but i didnt want to go to the store... i had all of the ingredients and they were super easy to make!!!

Good anytime

by M. Margie , FL on Oct. 2009

These are easy to make and taste very good - they don't last long around our house!


by c. charlene , tulsa, ok. on Oct. 2009

These aren't my favorite on this site. But not bad either.