Congo Bars

  • Yield : 24 servings
  • Servings : 24 servings
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 45m
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Mawmaw always cooked these at Christmas time. Ask Chad, Colby and Chrissy what they think of these.


  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 lb brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 (6 oz) package chocolate chips


Step 1

In a saucepan over low fire, melt shortening. Remove from heat. Add brown sugar and mix well. Cool slightly. Add cold eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the wet ingredients, nuts, and chocolate chips. Press into a greased 9x13 pan.

Step 3

Bake 25 or 30 minutes at 350 degrees. When almost completely cooled, cut into squares and serve.


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