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It’s that time of year when you are going to reunions and family get-togethers. Of course they always involve a lot of food. If you are like me, you want something delicious to take but easy to make. Here is a yummy bar cookie that fits the bill. I don’t know why they are called Congo Bongo Bars; that is what I’ve called them since I was little. Here is the recipe:

Congo Bongo Bars
Melt 2/3 cup butter. * You could also use 2/3 cup Butter Powder mixed with 2/3 cup water.* Add 2 c. Brown Sugar and let sit for 10 minutes.

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Add: 3 eggs or 6 Tablespoons Whole Eggs mixed with 12 Tablespoons water and 1 tsp. vanilla.

Stir in: ½ tsp. Baking Soda 1 tsp. Salt 2 2/3 cups Flour

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Mix well and add 1 cup chocolate chips.

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The mixture will be thick. Spread it in a 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven. May serve warm or cool. They are delicious either way!

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Contributed by Pam Higley