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Congo Squares

Congo Squares

These pan cookies are thick with a chewy texture. The great flavor comes from brown sugar, chocolate chips, nuts, and coconut. This is an easy recipe that uses basic pantry ingredients that you probably already have.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword baked, chocolate cookies, cookies, pan cookies, pecans
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 291kcal
Author Paula Jones


  • cup butter recommended
  • 2 and ¼ cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 and ¾ cup all-purpose flour I use this
  • 2 and ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla I use this
  • 1 cup pecans chopped, I like this brand
  • 1 and ½ cup chocolate chips semi-sweet, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white
  • 1 cup shredded coconut optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x13* inch baking pan with non-stick spray. (See notes above.)
  • Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Beat well.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together and add to the batter. Beat well. Add the vanilla, nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut. Mix until fully combined.
  • Transfer to the prepared pan. Bake until lightly browned on the edges, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Cut into squares and serve with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. Enjoy!


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Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg