This vintage recipe is a classic, guests drool over it

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Congo Bars are a classic dessert that have been around for generations. I remember growing up and my mom would make them for special occasions. They were always a hit and I still make them today for my family. They are the perfect combination of sweet and salty, and the crunchy texture of the nuts and chocolate chips make them irresistible.
This recipe for Congo Bars is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. The combination of the sweet condensed milk and the crunchy nuts and chocolate chips make for a delicious treat that everyone will love. They are great for parties, potlucks, or just to have around the house for a sweet snack. So, if you’re looking for a classic dessert that everyone will love, then these Congo Bars are the perfect choice.
Congo Bars
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1.5 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 2.5 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Optional: 1/2 cup nuts of your choice
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan and set it aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the room temperature butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add the eggs to the butter and sugar mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition. Make sure the eggs are at room temperature to avoid curdling the butter.
4. Stir in the vanilla extract.
5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix.
6. Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips (and nuts if you are using), distributing them evenly throughout the batter.
7. Pour the batter into the greased baking pan, spreading it evenly.
8. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
Remove the pan from the oven and allow the Congo Bars to cool completely in the pan before cutting them into squares or rectangles.
Once cooled, cut the bars into desired shapes and sizes. Enjoy!
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