Whatcha Makin' Now?: Congo Bars


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Congo Bars

I'm sharing my hubs favorite - Congo Bars, but he always called them Kudos Bars. I love this recipe because it makes TWO 9 x 13 pans of cookie bars so it's great for pot-lucks or a party. But if you're making it for the family, simply cut the ingredients in half. These congo bars are soft and chewy with the perfect amount of chocolate. They taste great on their own, but we've been known to serve them warm with a scoop of ice cream. Yum.

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.

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Source: My mother-in-law, Gail Fanders