Gluten Free Congo Bars

This is NOT a healthy recipe.  So lets just start with that.  It's full of ooey gooey, sugar-y, buttery-, chocolate-y goodness and will not help any part of your health except perhaps your occasional emotional need for a guilt-FULL treat.

10 tbsp butter, softened
1 lb brown sugar
3 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla flavor (or extract, make sure it's gluten free)
300 grams all-purpose gluten free flour mix (I use Gluten Free Girl & The Chef's recipe)
50 grams almond meal
2 tsp baking powder
10 oz. chocolate chips (dairy free & gluten free)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a rectangular baking dish.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric hand mixer until it is soft and creamy.
Add the brown sugar and mix until thoroughly combined.
In a small bowl combine the eggs and vanilla flavor and beat together.
Add the egg mixture to the brown sugar mixture and beat until well combined.
In a medium bowl sift together the all-purpose flour, almond meal, and baking powder.
Add the flour mixture to the large bowl and mix until well combined.
Gently stir in the chocolate chips with a silicone spatula.
Spread the mixture evenly in the greased baking dish.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a fork comes out clean.
Set on a wire rack and let cool.