Congo Bars

"My mother has made these since I was little and then I made them for my kids. They are great to take to a picnic as they carry well."
 
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Ready In:
50mins
Ingredients:
8
Yields:
24-28 bars
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ingredients

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directions

  • Melt the butter and add brown sugar; mix well and cool.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well each time.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add the nuts and chocolate bits.
  • Put in a greased 9x13 pan and bake 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.

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Reviews

  1. Lindas Busy Kitchen
    I was going to post this recipe, as my mom used to make them all the time for us when we were kids... They are great with pecans also, and some added coconut too!
     
  2. Bone Man
    I printed out this recipe, handed it to my lovely bride, and in no time at all, I was eating delicious CONGO BARS!!!! I had never heard of Congo Bars before this but now I'm ready to move to The Congo! What a fine recipe this is -- Brownies, move over!!!! My wife and I both loved them and I gave some to the neighbors as a dessert for their supper and they loved them as much as we did. Linda, my wife, followed the recipe as written, using the maiximum baking time and the end result was "gooey in the middle" (just right) -- perfect! And they didn't get hard when they cooled.It makes quite a few so she used the Kitchen Aide mixer and there were NO PROBLEMS. Treat yourself to this fine desert/snack, or, use this recipe for a covered dish. Once folks taste them, they'll go fast! Thank you SO MUCH and God Bless You, Mimi in Maine, for posting your fine recipe for Congo Bars. I would also mention that, (perhaps gilding the lily a bit), add a generous scoop of good vanilla ice cream to the top. My highest rating and THEN some. pat, the old bone man.
     
  3. lallison118_12782614
    My mom made these when we were growing up. I lost her recipe and this is exactly how I remember them. Even the edges are chewy. They freeze well. This is a keeper.
     
  4. SheilaCanney
    If you like chocolate chip cookies you will LOVE these!!! All my kids beg me for them all the time and it is now their favorite dessert. Sometimes we have with ice cream on top. Me I heat mine up first then add the ice cream, but the kids like them straight out of the pan with the ice cream. No matter how you make them, they are really yummy!
     
  5. aab7806
    I do not recommend this recipe. I followed the recipe as directed, except I used pecans instead of walnuts. I was very disappointed. For one, I believe that the recipe calls for too many chocolate chips. I would recommend only using 1/2 a bag. They were VERY sweet & rich. I had to keep putting it back in the oven for additional time.
     
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Tweaks

  1. aab7806
    I do not recommend this recipe. I followed the recipe as directed, except I used pecans instead of walnuts. I was very disappointed. For one, I believe that the recipe calls for too many chocolate chips. I would recommend only using 1/2 a bag. They were VERY sweet & rich. I had to keep putting it back in the oven for additional time.
     
  2. ratherbebaking
    Very good, very rich. I used 2 1/3 cups of brown sugar to equal one pound. I also substituted butterscotch chips for the walnuts. Be careful not to over bake.
     

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