Enjoy this modern recipe for Congo Squares.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 pound package brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 small package chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Directions

    Melt shortening and add sugar. Stir until well mixed and cool, Add eggs 1 at a time. Beat well after each addition. Add dry ingredients nuts, chocolate bits, and vanilla. Pour into greased 10 1/2 X 15 1/2-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Let cool a little before cutting.

    Yields 48 small squares

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