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Chocolate chip bars cut into squares on a plate.
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4.65 from 14 votes

Congo Squares

Congo Squares are cookie bars filled with chocolate chips. They are soft, chewy and a staple dessert in our family.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 squares
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Heather


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 (12oz) bag


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • With an electric mixer, mix together brown sugar and butter until creamy.
  • Mix in eggs, one at a time. 
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. 
  • Slowly add flour mixture in with sugar mixture. 
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Be sure not to over bake. 


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg