Thursday, January 27, 2011

Congo Bars

These are the prefect lunch box treat.  I think they are a chocolate chip cookie in a bar...Brenn disagrees.  He says they are better than a cookie! I have made them more than a few times and they are always gone.

2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter at room temp
3 eggs at room temp
2 1/4 cups light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 12 ounce pkg chocolate chips **I use milk or semi sweet**
Preheat oven to 375.  Whisk together the flour, slat and baking powder.  In a mixing bowl cream the brown sugar and butter until well combined.  Add the eggs one at a time and make sure well mixed before adding the next. Add vanilla and beat until smooth and no sugar lumps remain.  Don't over mix on this step. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined, add the chocolate chips and mix until the chips are all mixed in good.  Grease a jelly roll pan and spread dough evenly over the pan and bake for 18 minutes or until done.  **I use a plastic sandwich bag on my hand and spread the is thick and tough to manipulate. I also have never baked mine the full 18 minutes.**
YUM! Enjoy~

1 comment:

  1. Yum! They look great! Brenn must have the best lunches EVER.