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Congo Bars

Main photograph of prepared recipe.

These blondies are loaded with a ton of brown sugar, butter, and chocolate chips. So does the name really matter? Listen in for the story.

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 15 minutes prep
    30 minutes baking time
    TOTAL: 45 minutes


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp butter
    2 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
    3 eggs
    12 oz (or 1 bag) semisweet chocolate chips

Number of Servings

  • 16-32, depending on how big you cut them!


  • 9x13" pan
    Large bowl
    Large spoon


  • Preheat oven to 350°
    Grease and flour your pan (listen for how-to)

Additional Notes

Add the salt even if you are using salted butter. It will help brighten this recipe up.
Also, as I think about this recipe, I’m guessing the intent of the original recipe was to have the additional 14 cup flour and 2 Tbsp butter be used for greasing the pan. You can try cutting those back to round numbers, if you want.

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