MRS. T's CONGO BARS ~ Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Mrs. T's Congo Bars ~ Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

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Mary Louise


This is a recipe my mother made often. It was given to her by a neighbor who had a house full of kids like us.
They always disappeared fast and mom baked another pan. She always made a pan of brownies when she made these too!
I baked these for my kids too. I also baked these and sent these when it was thier turn to take treats. They were always the first treat gone. One mother asked what was in them ~ Lots of chocolate!
This recipe I have given to many mothers and kids who asked for it.
Kids love these and so do big kids. They are easy to make and taste so good!

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15 Min
30 Min


2 3/4 c
2 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
2/3 c
shortening (you can substitute butter)
2 1/4 c
brown sugar packed
12 ounce pkg. chocolate chips
1 c
nuts chopped (optional)

How to Make MRS. T's CONGO BARS ~ Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


  • 1Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  • 2Melt shortening or butter. Add brown sugar. Stir until well mixed. Allow to cool slightly. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  • 3Add one egg at a time beating well after each egg.
  • 4Add dry ingredients just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • 5Place in a greased jelly roll pan. I grease my hands to pat in down in pan. Try to pat in evenly in pat, but it does not need to be perfect.
  • 6Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes. Watch the oven for browning. I usually bake them about 25 minutes. I like them brown!
  • 7When almost cool, you can cut them. Enjoy!
  • 8Some people like to sprinkle them with powdered sugar lightly, for looks!

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About MRS. T's CONGO BARS ~ Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Other Tag: For Kids