My mother, Elaine, made these for us regularly for us in the 60's for after school treats. They are about 20 minutes from start to finish! The fun thing with this recipe you can add coconut, nuts, or butterscotch chips.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In mixing bowl: measure 2 cups brown sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs. Cream on medium for 3 minutes. Add vanilla. Slowly add white flour and baking powder and salt. Add baking soda mixed in hot water separately.

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  • Add chocolate chips, and walnuts if desired. (Or substitute coconut, nuts, or butterscotch chips.)

  • Pour batter into a 14 x 17 inch pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) until just golden. Take out of oven just before you think they are done. They cool in the pan. Cut and serve. Try nutmeg and lemon flavoring for variety, reduce lemon to 1 teaspoon.

Nutrition Facts

178.4 calories; 2 g protein; 23.7 g carbohydrates; 10.3 mg cholesterol; 121.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2003
i found this a really easiy and tasty recipe. although i found the mixture still raw after cooking for only 10min and had to cook for another 10-20 extra min. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2008
I made these and they are great for a house of sweet tooths. I had to up the cooking time to 30 minutes and the YOU HAVE TO LET THEM COOL FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR!! The inside was not doughy but gooey with all the sugar and chocolate. I then cut them and let them sit overnight and they are solid this morning. Read More
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12 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2003
i found this a really easiy and tasty recipe. although i found the mixture still raw after cooking for only 10min and had to cook for another 10-20 extra min. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2003
i found this a really easiy and tasty recipe. although i found the mixture still raw after cooking for only 10min and had to cook for another 10-20 extra min. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2008
I made these and they are great for a house of sweet tooths. I had to up the cooking time to 30 minutes and the YOU HAVE TO LET THEM COOL FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR!! The inside was not doughy but gooey with all the sugar and chocolate. I then cut them and let them sit overnight and they are solid this morning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
My grandmother used to make these as well. I found the recipe after she had passed away. Nobody else in the family has this! So every year I make them. I use pecans instead and you are suppose to cook them for 30-45 min. depending on your oven. They are suppose to be a little moist in the middle. SO many memories!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2004
I thought this was an ok recipe however my family and friends all loved it. I baked them in 2- 8x8 pans and ended up cooking for about 30-40 min. (10 min is not long enough) I added a whole bag of choc chips and 1 cup of butterscotch chips. I will be making again for my cookie baskets at Christmas time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2013
My mom used to make these sans nuts all the time. As an adult I was silly enough to think she just pressed cookie dough in a pan instead of cookies. This recipe IS CORRECT!! The thing that some people might not have noticed as I have done the very same thing on many a recipe is the pan size. That is a HUGE pan. 14x 17 is not your normal size on a bar type recipe so I think maybe that could trip you up. My pan was 13 x 18 and the dough didn't quite reach all corners but it cooked out beautifully. These do indeed cook in 10 minutes in a HUGE pan pan at 400 degrees. The dough should seem like a thin layer it will puff up while baking. You will likely need to press it out as you fill your pan. They are absolutely divine! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/06/2003
These tasted really good BUT - do they ever get cooked in the middle? I had them in the oven for ages and the middle just collapsed when taken out of the pan as it was so soft. Would like to try the other Conga bars recipe to see if that is better. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/17/2005
This either didn't cook right or just tastes bad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2016
I did not have chocolate chips or walnuts on hand. I added oatmeal for a little different texture. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/12/2004
I took the advice of others and cooked it overall a total of 40-50 minutes and it is still gooey in the middle and just a gooey chewey mess. Would not make this again. Read More