Congo bars AKA chocolate cookie bars

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  • 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… so 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 recipe ingredients

    • 2 cups brown sugar
    • 2/3 cup salted butter (softened)
    • 3 eggs
    • 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

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

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    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.

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    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Congo bars
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes
    Servings 20
    Calories 283 kcal
    Author Jamielyn

    Ingredients

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

    Instructions

    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 12×14 pan (13×9 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. 3. 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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    Nutrition Facts
    Congo bars AKA chocolate cookie bars
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 283 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 12g 18%
    Saturated Fat 7g 35%
    Cholesterol 41mg 14%
    Sodium 129mg 5%
    Potassium 190mg 5%
    Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 26g
    Protein 3g 6%
    Vitamin A 4.6%
    Calcium 5.9%
    Iron 10.5%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Congo bars AKA chocolate cookie bars recipe...so yummy with ice cream on top! My husband's favorite dessert!

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