Brownies & Bars

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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3 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!

    1. 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!

  2. This was a favorite in our house growing up too. We included chopped walnuts in ours. The melting of the butter made for such a wonderful texture in the cookie bar that was different than just baking chocolate chip cookies as a bar. I think think we had our recipe cut out from a back of Nestle’s Chocolate Chips taped onto a recipe card.

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