Congo bars AKA chocolate cookie bars

Congo bars are a Sunday staple at my mother in law’s house. This yummy recipe was passed down from my husband’s grandma and is one we all LOVE.

We’ve been staying at my in-law’s this weekend, until we head out to Ohio, and we just HAD to make these delicious cookie bars. They are so easy to make and are super yummy! Crispy around the edges and chewy in the middle… just the way I like them. Pure chocolate goodness I tell ya! Top these congo bars with ice cream and you have a match made in heaven. Too bad the pan was gone in about .25 seconds! Next time. ;)

Congo bars AKA chocolate cookie bars yummy with ice cream on top!

Congo bars AKA chocolate cookie bars:

Congo bars


  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup salted butter (softened)
  • 3 eggs (whisked)
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add in eggs and vanilla and stir until combined. Mix the baking powder and salt with 1 cup of flour. Pour into the butter mixture and stir in the rest of the flour. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Grease a 12x14 pan (13x9 will work too) and lightly dust with flour. Press dough into pan with flour on your hands. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Oven temps will vary. Test with a tooth pick. The dough should be soft in the center.
  3. Allow bars to cool and then enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

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Jamielyn Nye

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