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Ingredients

CRUST:
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
FILLING:
3 eggs
3/4 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts

Instructions

FOR CRUST: Beat flour, butter and brown sugar in a small mixer bowl until crumbly. Press into bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. FOR FILLING: Beat eggs, corn syrup, granulated sugar, butter and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Stir in chips and nuts; pour over hot crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes about 3 dozen bars.

Mary Stauffer
Eldridge



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
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