I am happy to partner with Kroger to share their fantastic new way to shop. This is a game changer for anyone who wants to save time, and who needs to save time more than parents?! If you can’t get out of the house without a train of kids behind you, shipping household essentials and more to your door with Kroger is an easy solution. This launched in my city this week and will be rolling out to all Kroger shoppers over the coming months. I will also share the best congo bar recipe that I whipped up with my Kroger groceries delivery.
How Kroger’s New Shipping Service Works
You just visit kroger.com and you then click on “ship” in the upper left corner. You can choose from over 50,000 products you love, from everyday essentials to bulk buys to flavors and sizes not available in the store. I selected the ingredients I needed for my congo bar recipe plus a few other household items. I also clicked on “shop all deals” and found some great savings like 10% off all Simple Truth items (which I love because they are free from 101 artificial preservatives and ingredients).
Because your Kroger account is linked to your Kroger Plus card, you can even save money with exclusive digital coupons and promotions applied right at checkout. I love that! Earning extra fuel points is another great benefit that I always enjoy.
When you are done shopping you can select your method of shipping and here’s the best part- you can get free shipping on all orders over $35! That’s right. Free standard shipping is available for all orders totaling $35 of more before taxes and after discounts are applied. Orders that don’t qualify for free shipping will ship standard for a flat rate of $4.99 which is still a great deal. Kroger typically ships and delivers within 2 business days if placed before 1 p.m.
Kroger even has a promo code (SHIP15) on the site right now so that you can get free shipping and 15% off your first order! Try it for yourself at Kroger.com
All of this means you can spend less time shopping, and more time enjoying some “me” time. Or in my case, making the best congo bar recipe ever!
Congo Bars Recipe
I recently went on a Northeast road trip and I met up with some of my old high school friends. My friend, Liz, brought the most delicious Congo Bars. I had never had them before. They looked like blondies but I have never liked blondies because, to me, they are brownies without the chocolate and who wants that? But when I tried her Congo Bars, they were delicious! They tasted like chocolate chip cookies but in an amazing, decadent and moist bar form. I was hooked! I begged her to share her recipe and she, being the wonderful friend she is, sent it along right away. Such a sweetie. So this is Liz’s congo bar recipe with a little less sugar because I am always trying to keep things just a little healthier!
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
Serving size: approximately 2 inch by 2 inch squares
Congo Bar Simple Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups light brown sugar (not packed down)
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts chopped (optional)
1 10 oz bag chocolate chunks
How To Make Congo Bars :
First I unloaded my Kroger groceries and put the ingredients I needed out on the countertop. Then I got out a large mixing bowl, a medium mixing bowl, a sifter, and a 9 by 13 Pyrex dish.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13″ x 9″ pan using butter.
In a large bowl, mix butter and light brown sugar until fully blended and smooth. Use a hand mixer or do it by hand as you prefer.
Add in the vanilla, and eggs and blend until smooth.
Place a sifter into a separate bowl, and add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix and sift the dry ingredients into the medium bowl.
Gradually stir in dry ingredients to wet. Mixture will be fairly thick.
Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts (if using) and scoop into greased baking dish.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Cool for 15 minutes and then you can slice and serve warm or allow to cool even more for a little firmer congo bar. Congo squares are so soft and chewy when they are still a tad bit warm so that is my absolute favorite way but they are still amazing when they cool completely.
These are so decadent! I bet this Congo Bar Recipe becomes a new family favorite! They are delicious all by themselves or served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I used 70% semi sweet dark chocolate baking chunks because I think they taste the best and are the healthiest for you with less milk and sugar but if you prefer you can certainly substitute white chocolate or milk chocolate chips.
Dark brown sugar will work just fine in place of light brown sugar.
I hope you love this decadent congo bars recipe as much as I do! They are perfect for a bake sale treat too. Are you excited to learn about this new way of shopping with Kroger, which that allows you to ship groceries and everyday essentials straight to your door to save time and money? Do you think you will try this congo bar recipe?
Printable Recipe Card For Congo Bars:
The Best Congo Bar Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup butter
- 2 cups light brown sugar
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup walnuts chopped (optional)
- 1 10 oz bag chocolate chunks
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease 13" x 9" pan using butter.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix butter and light brown sugar until fully blended and smooth. Add in the vanilla, and eggs and blend until smooth.
- Place a sifter into a separate bowl, and add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix and sift the dry ingredients into the bowl.
- Gradually stir in dry ingredients to wet. Mixture will be fairly thick.
- Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts (if using) and then scoop into greased baking dish.
- Bake for 30-35 mins until golden brown.
- Cool for 15 minutes and then you can slice and serve warm or allow to cool even more for a little firmer congo bar.
The Best Congo Bar Recipe
Amount Per Serving:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10.89 g||15.4%|
|Saturated Fat 5.67 g||25%|
|Trans Fat 0.21 g|
|Cholesterol 33.55 mg||11%|
|Sodium 99.6 mg||4.1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 29.85 g||9.7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.21 g||4%|
|Sugars 18.31 g|
|Protein 2.96 g|
|Vitamin A 5.75 %||Vitamin C 0.04 %|
|Calcium 5.8 %||Iron 4.6 %|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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