Congo Squares

Looking through my recipe box I came across this recipe. This was a standard in my home growing up, Congo Squares. I don’t know it’s origin, but it was a go-to treat, made quite often. The butter and brown sugar gives off an amazing caramely (yes, a made up word but works in this case) aroma as it bakes and comes from the oven. Just seven ingredients lead to a delicious, cakey, chewy cookie bar. Nothing tricky or fancy, just an old time favorite that always pleases.

Congo Squares

2¼ cups brown sugar
2/3 cup butter, melted
3 eggs
2¾ cups flour
2½ tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. In large bowl, by hand, mix brown sugar and melted butter. Add eggs, mix well. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips (I used a mixture of dark, semi-sweet, and white, can add chopped nuts). Spread in sprayed 15″x10″ baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes.

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2 thoughts on “Congo Squares

  1. Hi Kristen, This was a standard in our home growing up, too! I’ve searched online for the recipe many times, and can’t believe you just posted it. Wow– Thank you!! I found your website while on The Brown-Eyed Baker blog, I think. Thank you so much!

    • So glad this recipe is what you were looking for Kathleen! Thanks for visiting my site, hope you find other things you like. Happy Baking!

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