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Congo Squares Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 3/4 cups sifted flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup shortening
2 1/4 cups brown sugar (1 lb. pkg.)
3 eggs
1 cup chopped nuts
1 pkg. Nestle’s Semi-sweet Chocolate Morsels

Directions:
Directions:
Mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt. Melt shortening and add brown sugar. Stir until well mixed. Allow to cool slightly. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add dry ingredients, then nuts and chocolate. Pour into greased pan about 10 1/2′ x 15 1/2 ” x 3/4″. Bake at 350˚ F for 25 - 30 minutes.

When almost cool, cut into squares approximately 2″x2″. Makes 48 squares

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I can remember baking these and taking out to Dad when he was out in the fields bailing hay. Dad wrote in his journal that after a 3 day wedding trip to northern Wisconsin, we lived with my parents. I worked on the farm and Pat worked in Croft’s grocery store in Lancaster. We started producing Grade A milk that year and Pat hauled the cans of milk to a factory in Lancaster every day. We got a bulk tank and a truck started picking up the milk in 1954.”

 

 

 

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