Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Congo Bar

What do you do when it's May and your NBA team is not one of the final 2 teams? I dunno cause I am a Celtics fan and the husband is a Lakers Fan. Except this season. This season both our teams are out early. This doesn't happen often to us. So in short we are in zombie state. How does a basketball fan drown their sorrows? Dessert!

I found this recipe and have wanted to try it for away. I have never made any "bar" dessert before so this was my first attempt. The closes I have ever gotten is a brownie.

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut, toasted
1 cup chopped walnuts

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray
3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt
4. Mix melted butter and brown sugar until combined.
5. Add eggs and vanilla mixing well
6. Manually fold the flour mixture with the wet mixture. Mix until just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX
7. Add the chocolate chips, nuts, and coconut to the batter.
8. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan
9. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
10. Remove the bars from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

These came out super yummy. We ate them while watching the Bulls play the Heat with our friend Cheng. Lucky for Cheng his Bulls are still in the finals. The husband and I on the other hand just ate Congo bars.



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