Gold Miner's Mud Pie
Makes 1 pie
Prep Time: 20 min
Baking Time: 35 min + 10 min
1-1/2 cup all-purpose
1 cup chopped
1/2 package (10-ounces)
Preheat oven to 300° F.
In bowl, cream sugar
and butter. Add eggs.
Sift flour, cocoa, and
salt together and add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Add nuts and vanilla.
Pour into a 13x9x2-inch
baking pan. Place in oven and bake
for 35 min. Remove from oven.
Increase temperature to 350° F.
Pour marshmallows over
top and return to oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and
cool 1 hour and then frost.
To prepare frosting: In
a medium bowl, add confectioners sugar, margarine, vanilla, evaporated
milk, cocoa, and nuts. Mix well. Spread frosting over
top of Mud Pie.
Did You Know?
On western ranches
today, the working cowboy is usually an adult. Responsibility for herding
cattle or other livestock is no longer considered a job suitable for
children or early adolescents. However, both boys and girls growing up in
a ranch environment often learn to ride horses and perform basic ranch
skills as soon as they are physically able, usually under adult
supervision. Such youths, by their late teens, are often given
responsibilities for "cowboy" work on the ranch, and ably perform work
that requires a level of maturity and level headedness that is not
generally expected of their urban peers.