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Congo Bars Recipe

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We are big cookie people around here but I don’t always have the patience to make a big batch of cookies. These Congo Bars are so easy to make and taste just as (or more) delicious as homemade chocolate chip cookies!
Congo Bars Recipe:
2 3/4 c. all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. butter, softened
2 c. brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 package milk chocolate chips
1 c. chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside. Combine butter and sugar using a mixer until blended. Add eggs, one at a time to sugar mixture, mixing on low in between each addition. Add vanilla and mix. Add flour and mix until combined. Stir in chips and then pecans.

Coat a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray and spread batter evenly into dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Make sure you don’t over bake.
(Recipe adapted from Bakerella)
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  1. says

    I have these in the oven right now! My lil’ guy will be excited about them once he’s home from school. :) I didn’t have any milk chocolate chips on hand, so I made them with semi sweet. No doubt they will still taste amazing!

  2. says

    Tonight is the second time I have made these for my kids (and me…oh yes…for me, as well) and they are absolutely delicious!
    Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  3. says

    I plan on making these tonight so my daughter can take these tomorrow for her summer school class. My daughter turned 5 year old today. Thanks for a nice simple quick recipe. I love looking at your blog. :)

  4. says

    These were delicious. Pretty quick and easy. Nice and soft. I added pecans and walnuts. Will definitely be making these again! Would be delicious heated up with some ice cream on top!

  5. says

    I had a craving for something sweet and had all the ingredients on hand. They were so quick to make and turned out DELICIOUS! I satisfied my craving and now am left with the rest of the batch! Good thing I halved it because they are going to be all gone very soon!

  6. Monique T says

    I am super excited to try these, I have decided to give up on chocolate chip cookies and try making them into bar, I can make breads, and cakes and other good items, but I just can’t get the chocolate chip cookies right, I hope this works!

    • vikki buss says

      I have the same problem, my choco chippers suckers! However, I made this recipe into cookies – I just dropped them by tablespoons onto the cookie sheet and they came out fabulous…now I have a good recipe for choco chips!

  7. vikki buss says

    I just made the conga bars, however I just dropped them by tablespoons onto my cookie sheets and they turned out fabulous as a cookie…thank you for sharing this recipe — now I have a new cookie recipe to send with my daughter on Saturday’s for her EMT training..

  8. Lisa says

    Made this recipe this morning. Loved these growing up, however followed the directions to the “T” and in my opinion the came out cake like which I did not care for. Next time I make these I will try a different recipe.

  9. Lisa says

    I made these yesterday. They came out delicious. I did adjust a few things just for personal taste and to be creative. I used macadamia nuts because I don’t like pecans. I also added some white chocolate chips and heath toffee bits, only because I had partial bags open and decided to get creative. My husband told me “save this recipe, it’s a winner!” That’s high praise from him!

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