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
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.
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