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Source: Houston Junior League Cookbook

Congo Squares
These dessert squares are so rich, moist and delicious that they will leave you reaching for seconds.
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Serves: 20
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
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2/3 cup shortening
1 box (1 pound) brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1 package (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Bake in greased, 9-inch by 13-inch pan at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

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