You are making congo bars as soon as you add coconut flakes to a batter for blondies. I learned that and this recipe from America’s Test Kitchen. However, I reduced the amount of sugar and eliminated white chocolate chips.
I read somewhere that these bars are named for Congo Square in New Orleans. What other explanation for the name that you have heard of?
|Unsalted butter, melted||12 Tbsp|
|Light brown sugar||1½ cups|
|All purpose flour||1½ cups|
|Baking powder||1 tsp|
|Pecans or walnuts, toasted and chopped||1 cup|
|Vanilla extract||1½ tsp|
|Semisweet chocolate chips||½ cup|
|Unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted||1 cup|