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Congo Bars

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  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • Lightly butter a 9- by 13-inch glass baking dish, reserving butter wrapper.
  • Set aside.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • Using a wooden spoon, beat butter and sugar in a medium bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add sifted flour mixture, and mix until just combined.
  • Add chopped nuts and chocolate, and mix to combine.
  • Place the dough in the prepared baking dish.
  • Using the reserved butter wrapper, spread dough evenly.
  • Bake until golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove to rack to cool slightly before cutting, about 20 minutes.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut into 18 (2 1/4- by 3-inch) bars.
  • Store in an airtight container up to 3 days.
  • This recipe yields 18 two-and-one-quarter-inch bars.
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  1. ctrmom
    Just like I remember them. (I did double the nuts, since I love them so much.)
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  2. BEST COOK IN TOWN
    Heavenly good I baked mine in a jelly roll pan because I like them thin also didn't put in any nuts.
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  3. HeidiSue
    Wonderful...these brought back lots of memories. My grandmother used to make these, she called them congo squares. I made them last night for my bible study group and they were so good. I love the pecans, my grandmother did not add them but I will always add them! Thanks!
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  4. imgail
    made them for Cristmas,everyone loved them they went quick will make these again for the holidays
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  5. Kittencalrecipezazz
    Excellent bars Mean Chef (as all of your other recipes!). This is similar to a chocolate chip cookie but shaped in a bar. I added some butterscotch chips in with the chocolate. Mine only took 25 minutes to bake in my air-convection oven. They were delicious! Thank you for sharing another winner!...Kittencal:)
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