Congo Squares


  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 package of light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cups shortening (About 1.3 sticks of butter)
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Melt shortening or butter
  2. Add sugar and beat to blended
  3. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each egg
  4. Sift flour, baking power, instant coffee, and salt.
  5. Beat for 2 minutes and add nuts & chocolate chips
  6. Put shortening and flour in pan just enough so the squares won’t stick to pan.
  7. Put into an 11 x 12 pan and put in the oven at 350 for 35 minutes or until browned
  8. Cool completely before cutting for them to firm up

A note to our allergy friendly subscribers: All of our ingredients and meals are gluten free, soy free, dairy free, peanut free, and vegan. To make the meal 100% vegan just exclude any meat or eggs that may be recommended to go along with the meal.