Sunday, February 26, 2012

congo bars

i have a confession to make. i have been hiding something from you. it is truly the best recipe i have, and in all my years of blogging, i've never let you in on the secret. i feel tremendous amounts of guilt over this, so to alleviate this problem i present...

this is typed directly from my mom's recipe box. oleo, you say? yes, oleo. it's what people in the midwest call butter. please don't ask why. just soften up some of that yellow stuff that comes in a stick and throw it in a bowl with everything else.
yes. just one bowl. i told you this is the best recipe.
don't forget the chocolate chips

of course, this is the most difficult step so you will need someone to help by emptying every single bowl, pan, and lid out of the cabinet.after you've incorporated the morsels dump the blob of dough onto a large shallow pan. you can be fancy and butter a baggie or you can just use your "oleo" wrapper and push the dough down. think along the lines of rice krispie treats. just spread it out best you can into a thin layer. no scooping. no pan after pan of dough balls in the oven. just dump, spread and bake.

bake 15-20 minutes and as you can see i very scientifically did the "toothpick check" to assure proper done-ness.

these are DELICIOUS and so much easier than making chocolate chip cookies. very little work. very few dishes. and very large payoff.

you're welcome.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

You make me smile. :)

If you ever find out why our mothers call it oleo, let me know!