Congo Bars

Not sure why these are called Congo Bars, but they’re basically slightly gooey chocolate chip cookie bars–and we always begged my mom for them when we were kids. Although, the last time I made them, they didn’t seem sweet enough. Maybe I’ll try the recipe again and update it. In any event, I have many fond memories of these treats.

I haven’t tried making these gluten free yet, but I’d just swap out cup for cup gluten free flour for the regular flour.

Congo Bars

  • Servings: 12?
  • Difficulty: easy-medium
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A delicious cookie bar.


  • 1 c. Shortening, melted
  • 1 1/3 c. Sugar
  • 1 1/3 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. Vanilla
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 1/4 c. Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt (heaping)
  • 12 oz. pkg. Chocolate Chips


Melt shortening. Combine with sugars and vanilla in large mixing bowl. Set aside to cool. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Add eggs to cooled sugar mixture. Mix well and add dry ingredients and chocolate chips. Spread in greased oblong cake pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes.



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