Congo Bars

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"My mother had made these since I was little and then I made them for my kids. They are great to take to a picnic and they carry well."

Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (65.8 g)
  • Calories 279.9
  • Total Fat - 13.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 40.2 mg
  • Sodium - 145.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 36.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 19.1 g
  • Protein - 5.1 g
  • Calcium - 63.3 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Melt the butter and add the brown sugar; mix well and cool; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 2

Add dry ingredients and mix well; add nuts and chocolate bits

Step 3

Put into a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



If you like choc chip cookies then you will love these. The more nuts the better too!

review by:
(3 Dec 2017)


Kinda chewy, chocolate goodness nestled in between crunchy nuts. You can't lose making these bars. Especially since you don't have to roll them out or shape them into cookies. Winner winner!

(9 Feb 2014)


We love these things and I make them at least once a week. I like making them when my grandchildren are here so I don't eat the whole pan myself! They are that good!

review by:
(14 Sep 2013)


An old time classic that I enjoyed growning up and have made them several times recently for my grandchildren. They always ask me to make them because they are bigger than chocolate chip cookies and taste twice as good! Can't leave out the nuts on these at my house. The kids would kill me if I did!

review by:
(8 Jul 2013)


My grandmother used to make these for us all the time loaded with walnuts. Just like your favorite chocolate chip cookie, only better!

review by:
(12 Mar 2013)


My mom always made these for us, and they were a childhood favorite of all us kids. I used over a cup of nuts and they couldn't be better. Chocolate chip cookies in bar form. Eating one of these is like having 3 cookies all at once, and who doesn't like that! Thanks so much for posting!

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(10 Mar 2013)