Congo Bars were a regular occurrence growing up. Mom would make them because they're easier than cookies, but taste more or less just like them. Delicious! Easy! Yummy! Simple!
Straight from the recipe card...
These are the ingredients you'll need. Not the granulated sugar though, ignore that tub. I got a little, ah, excited and just pulled everything out of the cabinet.
And when they're done... Can you smell that? ...No? Well, you're missing out. So you better just get in kitchen and whip up a batch.
2/3 cup melted butter
1 lb. brown sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash to 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Melt butter, add brown sugar. Mix well. Add eggs, one at a time. Add the following: flour, baking powder, vanilla, salt, chocolate chips, and nuts (optional). Pour into jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.