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


  • 2 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1⁄2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 2⁄3 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-by-15-inch 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 to 30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.