I’m so thankful for Chelsea writing this blog post for me. I’m always stalking her delicious recipes on her blog… she makes the most decadent desserts! Plus, I have the honor of actually knowing Chelsea in real life, so that’s pretty cool. She’s so sweet! And so are her desserts, so be sure to check out her blog.
Hi! I’m Chelsea from Whatcha Makin’ Now? and I’m super excited to be guest posting for Katie. I mainly post dessert recipes that are quick, easy, and could be made in an evening after work or fast on a weekend. I do try to mix in real meals from time to time too; we can’t always just eat dessert.
Today, I’m sharing my hubs favorite – Congo Bars, but he always called them Kudos Bars. I love this recipe because it makes TWO 9 x 13 pans of cookie bars so it’s great for pot-lucks or a party. But if you’re making it for the family, simply cut the ingredients in half.
These congo bars are soft and chewy with the perfect amount of chocolate. They taste great on their own, but we’ve been known to serve them warm with a scoop of ice cream. Yum.
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 3 cups brown sugar, packed
- 4 eggs
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2⅔ cup flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat over to 350 degrees. Lightly butter TWO, 9 x 13 pans and set aside.
- Cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time and mix until combined.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together baking powder, salt, and flour. Gradually add flour to the butter mixture.
- Spread dough into two 9 x 13 pans. Sprinkle ½ cup chocolate chips over each pan and lightly press the chocolate chips into the dough.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. (Depending on your oven, you might want to cook each pan separately.)
- Once cooled cut into bars and serve. Store in an airtight container.
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Source: My mother-in-law, Gail Fanders