A little bit ago, I asked a friend if she could help me out by baking something for our congregation. The event I needed baked goods for got postponed, but her recipe name sounded so dang good, I had to have it. And sure enough, not only is it a very tasty desert, but really dang easy to make!
So, without further ado, I give you Eve's Congo Bars:
Really easy because you don’t need a mixer!
- 2 ¾ cups flour
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ tsp salt (I don’t use)
- 1 lb box brown sugar
- 1 cup chopped nuts OR 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 6 oz pkg chocolate chips (I usually use extra)
- 1 cup cooking oil (not olive oil, canola or safflower is good)
- 3 eggs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour, baking powder, brown sugar, nuts OR oatmeal, and chocolate chips in a big bowl. Break up lumps of brown sugar so nothing is very big. Mix oil and eggs together in another bowl and then add to dry ingredients and stir to mix well.
Spread on a greased and floured jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned. These get hard fast, so watch carefully the last few minutes. Makes about 70 bars. (Well, maybe only 50 or 60…)
I usually make these on a 15 x 17 pan. They look like they will be too thin. But it is OK.