Let's Bake

Congo Bars

Yield Makes 16 bars 1x
Prep: 25 minutesCook: 30 minutesTotal: 55 minutes

Buttery chocolate chip cookie bars loaded with chocolate.


  • 170 grams (3/4 cup or 1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 135 grams (3/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) caster sugar or granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 210 grams (1 and 1/2 cups) plain flour or all purpose flour
  • 1 level teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 75 grams (1/2 cup) milk chocolate chips, plus extra for decorating
  • 75 grams (1/2 cup) milk or dark chocolate, roughly chopped


  1. Grease and line an 8-inch square pan with baking or parchment paper, ensuring two sides overhang.Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric beater or until pale and creamy. Add vanilla, egg and egg yolk and beat again until combined.
  3. Sift in flour, baking powder and salt and beat until a soft dough forms. Add chocolate chips and hand cut chocolate and beat again.
  4. Place dough in prepared pan and spread into one even layer. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top.
  5. Pop into the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Leave to cool completely in the tin before removing. Cut into slices and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice Calories: 249
Nutrition information is a guide only.
Author: Jessica HolmesCategory: DessertCuisine: American
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