These Congo bars are so delicious that I’m happy to say they are the best! Delicious and chock full of chocolate chips, which means they are one of the first bars to be eaten off a dessert tray!
Let’s go back a few years. To when I was 14 years old.
Okay! Okay! More than a few years, but that’s not the point. The point is that these are the best Congo bars.
Classroom Handouts Aren’t always Bad
Now, as I was saying… there I was sitting in algebra class when the teacher passed around a piece of paper. I groaned, thinking the worst, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was a recipe.
I thought, “Okay, are we going to make these?” Nope. She wanted us to double the recipe using our math skills. Score! I was good at that, since I had been baking for a few years.
What was the recipe, you ask?
This one! The best Congo bars, ever! I brought the recipe home and we’ve been making these happy-inducing bars ever since.
How to make Congo Bars
I preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9 x 9 pan.
Starting ingredients: Butter, brown sugar, cane sugar.
Process shots for the CB:
- Dry ingredients: flour and baking soda
- Butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla mixed together until confined
- Batter all mixed
- Chocolate chips poured on batter
- Congo bar batter pressed in pan
- Get out stand mixer, add softened butter and sugars and mix until combined
- Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined
- Add flour and baking soda and mix until combined
- Stir in chocolate chips with a spatula
- Press batter in the pan
- Bake for 40 minutes
Now comes the difficult part. You have to wait until the Congo bars are fully cooled before you cut into them…….if you can. I say, wait because the bars are so much easier to cut when they’ve cooled.
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So, there you have it. The best Congo bars ever!!
I hope you enjoy this recipe.
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- 1 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 10 ounces chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars until smooth
- Add the eggs and vanilla
- Beat until mixed
- In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt
- Add to mixing bowl and beat until mixed
- Add chocolate chips and hand mix them in
Grease a 9 x 9 pan, these will be taller than usual. If you want flatter bars, go with a 13 x 9 pan
- Put dough in pan
- Press down with hands
Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, depending on your oven
- Test with cake tester
- Remove from oven
Depending on your oven, the congo bars may take longer to cook! But 40 minutes is perfect for my oven.