Betty's Traditional Congo Squares -- Mother's Day

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May. 10, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Traditional Southern Congo Squares. This is a recipe that has been around a long time. It is tried and true!


All purpose flour 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Baking powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Butter 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Firmly packed light brown sugar 2 1/4 Cup (36 tbs)
Eggs 3
Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
Pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Semisweet chocolate chips 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

2. Grease a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch Pyrex baking dish or baking pan.


3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

4. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low flame.

5. Remove the pan from heat and add brown sugar in it. Stir well.

6. Add eggs, one at a time and stir well after each addition.

7. Stir in lemon juice, mix well and then add the flour mixture, a little at a time and mix well.

8. Add pecans, and semisweet chocolate chips. Fold to spread evenly.

9. Into the greased baking pan, transfer the mixture and spread evenly.

10. Pop it in oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until a toothpick when inserted in the deepest part comes out clean. Do not over bake.

11. Cool in baking dish on cooling rack for 2 minutes. Cut into 1 ½-inch squares and transfer it to a cooling rack to cool completely.


12. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 584Calories from Fat 235

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.5%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 237 mg9.88%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 50 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet