Whatcha Makin' Now?: Congo Bars

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Congo Bars

These bars are one of Jacob's favorite! His mom always made them when he was a kid. Thankfully she shared the recipe with me.

Congo Bars (Kudos Bars)

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
3 cups brown sugar, packed
4 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 2/3 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Lightly butter TWO, 9 x 13 pans and set aside.

Cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time and mix until combined.

In a medium bowl, whisk together baking powder, salt, and flour. Gradually add flour to the butter mixture.

Spread dough into two 9 x 13 pans. Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips over each pan and lightly press the chocolate chips into the dough.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. (Depending on your oven, you might want to cook each pan separately.)

Once cooled cut into bars and serve. Store in an airtight container. 

Source: My mother-in-law, Gail

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