Sunday, January 25, 2009

S.O.S.- Sweets on Sunday- Congo Bars

This has been a family favorite bar-cookie recipe for as long as I can remember. I have so many great memories as a child, making these cookies. And I still make them- at least once a month.
We made them again for Sweets on Sunday. Here is the yummy recipe!
Congo Bars

2/3 c butter or margine melted and cooled
2 ¼ c light brown sugar
3 eggs
(When butter has cooled, blend these three together.)
2 ¾ c flour
2-½ tsp. Baking powder
½ t. salt (omit if salted butter)
Add these to the first mixture.
1 c. choc. Chips
1c walnuts (optional)
Also optional: raisins, coconut, or other nuts

Add choc. Chips and nuts. Spread in a well-greased pan (9 x 13) and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Cut while warm. YUMMY! These always turn out great!


JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Hello there :)

I ran across your VERY FUN TO VISIT blog (Mormon Mom's link) and in reality could leave a comment on all your posts. Can't wait to make the CONGO bars - that will be FHE treat tomorrow! Your MLO posts with photos are inspirational. I forget how refreshing it is to tidy up even one little space in the home. Also love the HANGING HEARTS! Great idea for Valentines day1

I'll surely be back soon!

jen said...

mmm, these sound familiar! i cant wait to try them out :) thank you!!

Niki Carpenter said...

We made these today, with coconut (my favorite) and Aidan LOVED, LOVED, LOVED them! Thanks for always posting such great recipes!

Cami said...

I hated these when I was a kid, but they sure look yummy now!

Michelle said...

YUMMY! How many points yummy? :)

sharla@mylittlegems said...

Cami,I can't believe you did not like these as a kid! These were our favorite cookies :)
Michelle- points?? Who is counting points right now?? Just kidding...this preggo lady isn't and she probably should be... but I have never figured points on these- but one pan makes about 24-30 depending on how you cut them. :)

Berry Patch said...

Finally! Someone else who knoes what Congo Bars are! ;-) I grew up with this & make them ALL THE TIME. But when I bring them places folks just look at me weird. What are congo bars? I usually just tell them chocolate chip cookie bars. ;-) Neat!