This recipe was written on a lined index card and found in a large collection, date unknown. I’ve typed it below along with a scanned copy.

Handwritten Recipe Card For Congo Bars

Congo Bars
Oven 350°
25-30 min

2 3/4 c flour
2 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c softened butter or marg.
1 – 16 oz box dark brown sugar
3 eggs
1 c chopped nuts
1 6 oz or 12 oz choc chips (RecipeCurio note: not clear but it could be “or”?)

Oven 350° — Grease 13×9 pan & flour

Work butter & sugar ’til fluffy.

Add eggs – add dry ingredients.

Add nuts & choc. chips

Bake 25-30 min. Do not overbake.

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17 Responses to Congo Bars Recipe – Handwritten

Published 3 November, 2010 in 7:26 pm

I don’t think that is a w on the chocolate chips. Look at the butter OR margarine. I think it is 6 oz or 12 oz.

Published 4 November, 2010 in 4:54 am

Your interpretation makes better sense than what I had Paula so I’m running with it, thanks for taking a look!

Published 23 November, 2010 in 10:29 pm

it means and

Published 17 December, 2010 in 2:01 pm

On the recipe it calls for 6 or 12 oz’s of chips. I have baked these for my Family for years. The recipe was passed down from my Husbands Mother.

pam lalonde
Published 27 May, 2011 in 8:10 am

I have a recipe for these from a great-great Aunt. It calls for 1 pkg.(12 oz.) choc.chips. The only other variation I see is it just calls for brown sugar, doesn’t state dark brown.

Published 31 May, 2011 in 10:38 am

That is what I thought too, that 18 oz. of choc chips is what she was saying. Seems like there is a lot of flour for only 6 oz. But I guess we will have to make it with 12 oz. and see if there is enough room for 6 more oz. of chocolate! lol

Published 2 July, 2011 in 2:53 pm

This is the same recipe I have for Congo Cookies! Mine is also handwritten from a friend of the family. I’ve never met anyone else that made them.

Judy Kreloff
Published 31 January, 2012 in 8:29 pm

I first saw this recipe published by Margaret Fox of Cafe Beaujolais in maybe the 1970’s. She would be the one to ask.

Published 7 February, 2012 in 10:04 pm

posable interpretation of ChocChip is
“1 bag of 12oz choc chip”

Published 26 February, 2012 in 10:32 pm

A neighbor of my ours shared her recipe for congo bars with my mom and she made them many, many times. As I recall, this recipes is pretty much identical, in terms of ingredients and amounts. Thanks for sharing!

Published 19 October, 2014 in 4:45 am

I am so happy to have found your site, I have been searching for long lost recipes, from my mother, I am so pleased to have found several. Thank You, Kate

Published 30 May, 2017 in 12:02 am

I think it just means 6 or 12 oz c. chocolate chips maybe just for your choice of more or less chips

Published 22 November, 2017 in 2:21 pm

I think the baker wrote: 6 to 12 oz. chips….

Published 27 July, 2018 in 8:06 am

It looks
Like it says 1 bag w/ 12oz chocolate chips

Published 3 May, 2020 in 8:54 pm

I think it says…1 bag or 12 oz. It looks like my Mom’s handwriting.

Published 18 December, 2021 in 3:48 pm

If you enlarge it, it says 6oz. W (with) 12oz.

Erin Browne
Published 10 February, 2023 in 10:49 am

I think it says 1 “bag” or 12oz chocolate chips, since a bag is usually 12 ounces?

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