Congo bars are easy to make, don't require any special equipment and keep well. This recipe makes a large batch, about 24 large bars or 48 small ones. That makes this a great treat for a picnic, family gathering or pot luck gathering. Do you have a bake sale to bake for? These bars transport well and are sure to please.
24 large bars or 48 small bars
|Congo Bar Ingredients|
- 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup shortening (I use unsalted butter)
- 2 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups chocolate chips
Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Melt the shortening/butter. Stir in the brown sugar and allow to cool slightly.
|Mix the Butter and Brown Sugar|
|Congo Bar Batter|
Spread the batter on to a greased 10x15 inch sheet pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Don't over bake. These are better under done than over done. The top crust will be glossy and golden brown.
|The Baked Congo Bars|
Cool the sheet completely and cut into squares or bars. Then just watch them disappear!