Congo Bars Recipe

We are big cookie people around here but I don’t always have the patience to make a big batch of cookies. These Congo Bars are so easy to make and taste just as (or more) delicious as homemade chocolate chip cookies! Feel free to add any other fun ingredients.  We like to add chunks of caramel.

Serves: 20

Congo Bars Recipe

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (11.5 ounce) package milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. In another bowl combine butter and brown sugar using a mixer until blended.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time to sugar mixture, mixing on low in between each addition.
  5. Add vanilla and mix well.
  6. Add in the flour mixture and mix until combined, then fold in chips and pecans.
  7. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray and spread batter evenly into dish.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  9. Do not over bake.



5735 cal


292 g


789 g


77 g
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(Recipe adapted from Bakerella)




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22 Responses to “Congo Bars Recipe”

  1. Oh my goodness! These looked so good and so easy that I just had to make them. They just came out of the oven and we are waiting to try them. I'm blogging about them too. I just love your website! It's my new go-to place for something new! Thank you!

  2. I saw your recipe and saved the link on my computer as a must try! And I am so glad I did, they are so good they are addicting. I changed the pecans to walnuts, but here is my post about them.
  3. Monique T
    I am super excited to try these, I have decided to give up on chocolate chip cookies and try making them into bar, I can make breads, and cakes and other good items, but I just can't get the chocolate chip cookies right, I hope this works!
  4. vikki buss
    I just made the conga bars, however I just dropped them by tablespoons onto my cookie sheets and they turned out fabulous as a cookie...thank you for sharing this recipe -- now I have a new cookie recipe to send with my daughter on Saturday's for her EMT training..
  5. I made these yesterday. They came out delicious. I did adjust a few things just for personal taste and to be creative. I used macadamia nuts because I don't like pecans. I also added some white chocolate chips and heath toffee bits, only because I had partial bags open and decided to get creative. My husband told me "save this recipe, it's a winner!" That's high praise from him!

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