Sunday, March 19, 2017


Congo  Bars Recipe @

Congo Bars are a delicious  dessert bars that are loaded with nuts and chocolate chips.

I have tweaked this  recipe by replacing some of the flour with whole wheat.  You can use other nuts as well like pecan or macadamia,

Don't have chocolate chips at the moment so substitute it with chocolate rice (sprinkles) instead.   Sadly, manage to add  about half a cup of the sprinkles since that was what I have.  It would look nice if you sprinkle the chocolate chips also on top.

These Congo Bars came out well and easy to handle,  used a spoon to level it out.   I found these bars  are pretty sweet,  would reduce the sugar further, but this is my personal preference..

Other  bars recipe you should check out:

How to bake No Sugar Date Oatmeal Bars

Blackcurrant Oat Bars

Healthy Breakfast Bars

Cocoa Banana Bars

Congo Bars Recipe @

Yield   :  18 bars

1 1/4 cup plain flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
125 g butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped almond
3/4  cup chocolate rice/chips
1/4 cup almond strips
1/4 cup chocolate rice/chips for topping
1 tsp vanilla essence
3  large eggs

Congo Bars Recipe @


Preheat oven @ 170  C and grease 9 x 13 or 7.5 x 11 in pan.

Whisk together both flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

In another bowl, beat butter and sugar umtil combined.  Add in egg one by one, add vanilla essence.

Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture, stir well.

Mix in almond and chocolate rice/chips.

Pour mixture onto prepared pan and level top, sprinkle with almond strip and chocolate rice/chips.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

When completely cool, cut into squares.

Congo  Bars Recipe @

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The Lazy Gastronome said...

These look and sound so good! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

Balvinder said...

These look amazingly delicious!Planning to try them.
What is chocolate rice?

Pooja Mahimkar said...

They look so tempting!

Teresa B said...

Oh, this sounds absolutely delicious. You're right, it would probably be even better with more chocolate chips, which I'll be adding to my weekend shopping list to give this a try.
Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

Anonymous said...

I have seen congo bars from Instagram feed and I am very curious about them since then. These sound lovely and perfect for a cup of tea or coffee. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday #164.