Monday, April 25, 2011

Congo Bars (sort of)

When I was a kid, there was one aunt who
used to make these delicious, super-sweet cookie bars.
She called them congo bars.
They were a kid's dream.
Tons of sugar, chocolate, just a chewy delight!

These are a somewhat healthier version of those bars.
They have no sugar, but are just sweet enough.
What I love about these, is that you put them in the oven
and forget about them for 20 minutes or so.
They get even better after refrigeration,
don't ask me why.
Easier than cookies, but just as scrumptious!

Congo Bars
1 1/3 sticks butter
1 C sucanat
2 eggs
1/4 C rice milk
2 t vanilla
1 3/4 C flour
2 1/2 t baking powder
1 t salt
2 handfuls Sunspire chips
1 handful walnuts or pecans

Cream butter with eggs, milk, vanilla and sucanat.  Set aside.
Place dry ingredients in medium mixing bowl. 
Whisk to aerate.
Add wet to dry and then add chips and nuts.
Spread in an oiled 9 X 13" pan.
Bake at 350 degrees 25-30 minutes until golden brown.


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