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1/4 c. melted butter 2 12 c. brown sugar 3 eggs 1 t. vanilla 2 3/4 c. flour 2 t. baking powder 1/4 t.  salt 1/2 c. white morsels 1 c. coconut 1/2 c. chopped pecans 1/2 c. chopped dates Mix and ba
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Congo Bars

posted at 9/8/2013 4:02 PM EDT
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1/4 c. melted butter
2 12 c. brown sugar
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 3/4 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t.  salt
1/2 c. white morsels
1 c. coconut
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c. chopped dates

Mix and bake in 9x13 pan at 350 about 30 to 35 minutes.  Sprinkle 1 c. chocolate morsels on while hot and smear about
They won't totally cover unless you use more, but it is sufficient

Re: Congo Bars

posted at 9/8/2013 4:14 PM EDT
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Thanks Judy ...........  It sounds very good - except the dates. . I don't care for dates or raisins.  When I try this I'll use more coconut and chips.

Re: Congo Bars

posted at 9/8/2013 4:50 PM EDT
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Duh .... while ago I said I didn't like dates or raisins ......... I forgot that I have bags and bags of dried cherries, blueberries, apricots, cranberries, strawberries, pineapple - so many fruits.  I can use any of them in this recipe.    I will try apricots first!

Re: Congo Bars

posted at 9/8/2013 10:35 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Congo Bars:
Thanks Judy ...........  It sounds very good - except the dates. . I don't care for dates or raisins.  When I try this I'll use more coconut and chips.
Posted by Nancy G


Nancy, you don't have to use dates.  In fact some versions of this recipe don't have dates in them.  I don't even notice the dates in mine, but I used dehydrated (adding water to them) so they were chopped up pretty small.

Re: Congo Bars

posted at 9/9/2013 7:26 AM EDT
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it was very good tasting.

Re: Congo Bars

posted at 9/9/2013 7:27 AM EDT
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 We made this recipe and it was very good.

Re: Congo Bars

posted at 9/9/2013 8:54 AM EDT
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sounds good thank you

Re: Congo Bars

posted at 9/9/2013 12:06 PM EDT
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Hey, Judy ---- Finally my first batch of your Congo Bars is finished, finally cool enough to cut.  I had my first piece.  It's very, very good - it's delicious.

When stirring the 'batter' I was concerned about thick it is.  I had tried to use my little hand mixer but gave that up in a hurry.
I used a bag - about 1 1/4 cups - of mixed dried fruits I had already chopped.
And I used about 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips (about  half semi-sweet and half dark chocolate - I was using left overs) that made plenty to spread around.
It's a keeper recipe - many thanks.

Re: Congo Bars

posted at 9/9/2013 4:06 PM EDT
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Well if Nancy says it is a keeper I will stick this recipe next to the peach cake one that I just printed. 

I happen to like dates in bake items so I will try with the dates but I bet raisins and or dried cranberries would be wonderful as well. 

Re: Congo Bars

posted at 9/9/2013 6:57 PM EDT
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LOL LOL LOL ---- Who's compulsive?   I have a pan of peach cake in the oven right now!

Miserable heat in this area and I'm using the oven for the second time today Embarassed

Re: Congo Bars

posted at 9/9/2013 7:39 PM EDT
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Thanks for sharing They sound great

Re: Congo Bars

posted at 9/9/2013 10:41 PM EDT
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Sounds good.Thanks for sharing.

Re: Congo Bars

posted at 9/10/2013 12:28 AM EDT
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Definitely going to try this recipe, Judy. We love dates, so I'll be making the recipe in its original form. Unlike Nancy, however, I refuse to turn on my oven until the temperature gets closer to 80!!!


Re: Congo Bars

posted at 9/10/2013 12:36 AM EDT
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Verlee -  smart decision!!