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Congo Bars Recipe

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Congo Bars RecipeCongo Bars are a yummy, gooey, chewy, buttery, brown sugar, chocolate delight! Really they are a just plain crazy good! The first time I enjoyed one of these bars was in class when one of my students showed the us how to make Congo Bars as part of his “How To” speech in my Speech and Debate class. I think he was working for an A+ with the taste of these bars as he passed a platter of Congo Bars to all of his classmates and me.

In front of the class, my student showed us how very easy it was to combine the ingredients, spread the batter into a prepared pan, place the pan into an imaginary oven (a desk set to the side) and simultaneously remove the fully baked pan. Perfectly timed to fit the five minute time requirement for his “How To” speech.

Not only did my student do a great job with his demonstration and instructions, the students and I fell in love with the Congo Bars! They really are so yummy! A perfect dessert to bake up and share with family and friends for picnics, tailgating parties, barbecues, and any fun gathering. They are easy and the recipe makes a large platter with plenty of squares to share. This is a dessert that adults and kids cannot seem to get enough of!

Congo Bars Recipe

Oh my! This Congo Bars Recipe is amazing! I need to make this for our next family gathering! Everyone love them!


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 bag chocolate chips


  1. Cream butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowlCongo Bars RecipeCongo Bars Recipe
  2. Stir in 1 egg at a time, until well blended
  3. Add vanilla and mixCongo Bars Recipe
  4. In a sperate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder
  5. Add flour mixture to batter in small batches, fully mixingCongo Bars Recipe
  6. Stir in chocolate chipsCongo Bars RecipeCongo Bars Recipe
  7. Spread batter evenly in a 10x15x2 inch panCongo Bars Recipe
  8. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 − 45 minutes
  9. Slightly underbake for an extra chewy bar!Congo Bars Recipe

Golden brown, chewy goodness! As you can see it makes up a huge platter ready to serve at your next gathering! And so easy a middle school student can make these!

Oh my! This Congo Bars Recipe is amazing! I need to make this for our next family gathering! Everyone love them!

Below is the printable version of these scrumptious Congo Bars!

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(16) Comments

  1. For a really different flavor try adding cinnamon to the recipe. I usually add a couple teaspoons. Delicious!

    1. Stacey says:

      Great idea! I love cinnamon! Thanks 🙂

  2. These sound heavenly thank you for sharing I would eat a batch of these in five minutes flat!

  3. These look so good! Why are you tempting me when I’m trying to eat healthy? I’m going to have to pin these for the next get together I go to – I love to bake!

  4. These look so delicious! I can’t wait to try them!

  5. Sounds like a delicious treat! Sound so easy to make too – huge bonus 🙂

  6. Wow! Thanks for the recipe and easy to follow directions. These look so so good!

  7. These are so yummy looking! I can’t wait to try them out!

  8. Yum. These look and sounds pretty amazing. I bet my kiddos would love them too, I’ll have to try them out!

  9. This looks yummy! I never heard of it, but I will definitely try it!

  10. It seems like you should have How To speeches more often! Delicious!

  11. These look amazingly delicious! Pinning so I can make them soon!

  12. Oh. my. dear. goodness. Those look absolutely AMAZING!!!!

  13. Oh, man, I haven’t had Congo Bars in ages! There’s now a good chance I’ll be fixing that this weekend–thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  14. Mmmmm…this is something like my recipe for blondies!! Don’t forget to add chocolate chips to your ingredient list. Or a combo of chocolate & butterscotch chips!! LOL

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks, Molly! I just edited the post. Yes, butterscotch and chocolate mixed together would be awesome as well!

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