Congo bars, a.k.a Congo Blondies, are rich, tasty desserts. You will be forgiven if you mistake it with traditional chocolate brownie. Reason being that Blondies use vanilla while chocolate Brownies use Cocoa.
Normally Blondies are made from flour, vanilla, eggs, brown sugar, butter, baking powder, and chocolate chips. They are then baked and cut into rectangular shapes during serving.
When perfectly prepared, this dessert can make you go gaga! The sugar and chocolate give it an irresistible and mouth watering taste. For an incredible and unforgettable experience, top the bars with caramel sauce. Today, I bring you this incredible African dessert that has been prepared to bring out an authentic taste of African cuisine.
But before we get started, here is an overview of Congo bar history.
History of Congo Bars
Congo Bars have a long history and date back to the 19th century. However, the delicacy existed ten years before the chocolate brownies were discovered in the late 19th century.
The recipe was first prepared in America, but Congo has her own variation, which has walnuts.
And in our recipe, we have featured the Congo variation.
3 cups of self-rising flour
½ cup butter
1 cup chopped walnuts
15 ounces of chocolate chips
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Sift your baking flour together with salt in a separate bowl.
- Melt your butter and transfer it into another bowl and add your brown sugar. Whisk together until you get an even mixture.
- Beat your eggs one at a time to the butter mixture and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into your sifted flour and whisk together for an even mixture. If you are lucky to have a dough mixer, you can transfer the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Add vanilla, nuts, and chocolate chips and mix well.
Baking Your Congo Bars
- Preheat your oven to 3500 F.
- Grease a 12 by 15-inch baking pan and transfer your batter—Bake for half an hour.
- Allow it to cool before cutting into your desired shape.
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