Conga Bars

This recipe reportedly appeared in the Chicago Tribune early in the twentieth century. conga bars are a lot like blondies, but the texture is chewier.

Serves: 24Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 24


  • 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅔ cup melted butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 oz. chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 10" × 15" jelly roll pan.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Pour butter into a mixing bowl. Add sugar; whisk until you can no longer feel sugar granules. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Blend in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until smooth. Fold in remaining ingredients.
  • Spread in pan; bake 25–30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.