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 the over 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.