Friday, December 18, 2009

Congo Squares...a success!

So...the first pan that I made...we did have some that turned out.
I decided that I would give it another shot.
With supervision.
My sister came over and helped me.
Actually, she just watched to see
what on earth it could be that I am doing
or not doing
to make these not turn out!!!
I also wanted to check and make sure that I had the right recipe.
That maybe I wasn't missing something.
I googled "congo squares"
It returend several different things.
Some recipes that were NO WHERE near what I had.
And there was one that was EXACTLY the same as mine...
you used butter instead of the oil.
So...Allison suggested that since the oil recipe isn't quite so lucky..
maybe I should give the butter a shot.
Heck, at this point..
what's the worst that could happen?
Congo Squares
1 lb brown sugar
2/3 cup melted butter
3 eggs
2 3/4 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup nuts...*if desired
Preheat oven to 350*
This picture has oil.
Use the butter.
Mix the brown sugar, butter and eggs in a large bowl.
Slowly add the combined flour, baking powdered and salt.
Once all ingredients are combined,
add the chocolate chips and nuts.
Mixture will be thick. It's ok.
Spread evenly in a greased 12x18 pan.
Make sure it is not a jelly roll pan...those are bigger than a 12x18.
(Listen, i'm trying to help you so you don't make the same mistakes I have.)
Bake for 25 minutes.
**The sides ALWAYS turn out a little darker and more crunchy than the rest.
I usually just cut the sides off...about 1 inch around.
They do make excellent *cookie sticks* if you will...great for dipping in milk!
My sister and I did a taste test between the butter and the oil congo squares.
The butter ones had SUCH a better taste!
These really are good.
It's like a chocolate chip cookie, but in bar form.
I think I have finally mastered the congo square.
I feel better!


  1. Hooray! Congrats on a successful Congo bar. I bet baking with your sister was so much fun~

  2. Thanks KC and Allison for directing me here.

  3. So grateful for the internets today.


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