I keep seeing food blogs that positively gush about “Congo Bars”. I didn’t realize Africa was really famous for a cookie, so the name caught my attention. I did a little research and quickly discovered that what they were referring to is what I would call a Blondie. I have to be honest–Blondies really aren’t my thing. If I’m going to eat dessert, it might as well be chocolate!
However, fate intervened and I needed a shipshape dessert that would suffice for a crew of friends as we go for an afternoon sail.
As you know, chocolate isn’t necessarily seaworthy on a hot humid day.
I decided to experiment a little and shiver me timbers, this take on the Congo bar recipe will make you glad you argh eating them! Of course, pirates like their rum…so it does have that favorite flavor and a little mango (though you can substitute peach or nectarine) to keep the scurvy away!
Hopefully me mateys will enjoy this treat as we sail off into the sunset.
Did I mention?…
I’m a little obsessed with my privateer (or pirate) ancestry at times. But you would be too if you were related to Blackbeard!
I was also born at the ECU college of medicine, so technically I was delivered by pirates too.