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Congo Bars I

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"This was given to me by my mother-in-law; it has been a favorite of my husbands since he was a youngster :-)"
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Ingredients

servings 189
Original recipe yields 35 servings (35 squares)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Melt shortening, stir in brown sugar. Let cool.
  3. Beat in the eggs.
  4. Add dry ingredients.
  5. Add chocolate chips, nuts and vanilla.
  6. Pour in 10 x 15-inch pan and bake for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 189 calories; 9.5 26 2.2 16 72 Full nutrition

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Really delicious. I used real unsalted butter. I also used a 10 ounce package of Nestle's chocolate and carmel swirls and substituted pecans for the walnuts. I also made a pan with the same sw...

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I really wanted to like this recipe, I was hoping to add it to my catering menu. It was easy to make and only took a few minutes, but I didn't care for the final product. When I read that they ...

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Really delicious. I used real unsalted butter. I also used a 10 ounce package of Nestle's chocolate and carmel swirls and substituted pecans for the walnuts. I also made a pan with the same sw...

I've made this recipe twice. Both times I used butter instead of shortening. I prefer the richness of the flavor of butter. Next time though, I'm going to cut back on the quantity of chocolat...

I really wanted to like this recipe, I was hoping to add it to my catering menu. It was easy to make and only took a few minutes, but I didn't care for the final product. When I read that they ...

These are delicious! I made my own version by exchanging the walnuts for half a cup chopped almonds and half a cup shredded coconut. I also used chopped dark chocolate instead of the chocolate c...

I used all butter, release foil and baked for almost 25 minutes in a 325 degree oven, perfect. I used a mix of chocolate chips and mini m&m baking pieces but a bit more than a cup will be suffic...

Very easy and quick to make. I heat the shortening and brown sugar in a big pot and use the same pot to do all the mixing for the recipe - saves on dirty dishes!Great for a quick recipe to take ...

I found these bars way too sweet and too mushy. Next time I would 1/2 the chocolate and add more flour.

I was in the mood for cookies, but didn't have enough time or energy to make them. This recipe was perfect! So easy and the bars are great. I used a 9x13 pan and I highly recommend underbakin...

These congo bars are yummy! They're a nice change from the cakey-type. These come out chewy in the middle and crispy on the outside. My husband loves them! One tip- if you don't keep them ai...