2/3 cup butter, melted

1, 1 lb. box light brown sugar (2 1/3 cups, packed)

3 eggs

2 ¾ cups flour

2 ½ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

1, 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips

1 cup walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven 350 degrees.


In a large bowl combine butter and sugar.  Beat in the eggs.


Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.  Add the dry ingredients to the  wet and mix thoroughly.  Add the chocolate chunks and nuts (if desired). 


Prepare a 9” x 13” baking dish with non-stick spray.  Spread the batter evenly in the dish and bake for 30-35 minutes until tester just comes out clean. 


Let cool completely.  Cut into squares, hide 2 for yourself, and let your family devour them!!


This recipe is an old favorite from the church cookbook when I was growing up (still one of my favorite cookbooks).  My sister-in-law has become the Congo Queen, making these often for family gatherings!




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