Congo Squares

Congo Squares


"When you don't have time to make chocolate chip cookies, these will satisfy you. They are so easy to make and it don't dirty too many dishes!"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 129 cals

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Original recipe yields 48 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 78 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter or margarine and brown sugar; cool slightly. Beat in eggs, one at a time. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
  3. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. When almost cool, cut into 48 squares.
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I have been making congo squares for many years. My mom and chef sister still can't make them like I do. The secret is to beat each of the three eggs one at a time for three minutes each. The texture of the final product is much better and bakes lighter. Bake at 350 degrees for 28 minutes only, even if they don't look done. Also, I use Crisco instead of butter and one 1 pound box of LIGHT BROWN sugar. When they are at room temp, they are very gooey inside. Good luck! I think if you use my tips, you too will be a congo square Queen like me! lol

Jenn A

My grandmother used to make this same exact recipe and it's a family favorite and now 30something years later it is still a must have for my family that I make every holiday! The only difference i see is that we use a 350ยบ oven and you have to carefully watch the time and sometimes take out 5 minutes early depending on your oven. They can be very gooey or very cakey.. my family likes them gooeier... also we just tried making them with the splenda brown sugar blend and they came out just as good but with no sugar for the diabetics in our family. Wonderful cookie bar


My mother made these when i was a kid. (Cookies are time consuming ;) Like cookies, don't overbake: better a bit underdone so they're nice and chewy when cooled.