Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Delicious Congo Bars for a new Neighbor

I have been avoiding sweets for weeks, now, but needed to take something to a new neighbor...and only sweets will do...and I have been pretty good about not eating dessert....and I only sampled a couple....and then I made a second batch for ANOTHER neighbor who watered my ferns while I was at the beach, last week three weeks ago... plus, I really need her to water my ferns again when we are out of town for a wedding.

The point is - I blew my diet and these are really good.....

They are easy to make and are apparently called "Congo Bars" or "Congo Brownies." I found the recipe on Bakerella's site.

Congo Bars

2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 lb. light brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
11.5 ounce package milk choc chips (I actually use semi-sweet, cause I prefer the hard stuff)
1 cup chopped pecans (optional -but really make these bars dee-lish)

Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine butter and sugar using a mixer until blended.
Add eggs, one at a time to sugar mixture, mixing on low in between each addition.
Add vanilla and mix.
Add flour and mix until combined.
Stir in chips and then pecans.

Coat a 13 X 9 pan with non-stick spray and spread batter evenly into dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Make sure you don’t over bake.

These are so simple and yummy - I must be living in a cave not to have heard of these, before.

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Rene @ cottage and vine said...

Trish, I will gladly water your ferns any time...just sayin...

Debra said...

They look DELISH! Can't wait to make them ! ! YUMMY !

Paula said...

Mmmmm... These sound wonderful. I'd be happy to water your ferns, too!

Kim said...

Don't be too hard on yourself. Anyone would've blown a diet with those things sittin in front of em!

Kim said...

OH, and I just went to your store - your art is amazing! I'm gonna follow you so I don't lose you. Next payday I'm gonna get me one of those amazing pieces.

Low Tide High Style said...

Trish these don't have any transfats, so they are guilt free!...Now can you ship some to me please?!

Kat :)

Oregonsun said...

Oh pleeeaaase, I am drooling! Even though I live in Oregon I would be more than happy to water your ferns for a "sample"....lol

Rue said...

Hi Trish :)

I am making these today! YUM!! Thank you for the recipe :)


Nicole said...

sound yummy!

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