Congo Bars

Recipe by Loves2Teach
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READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 18 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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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