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Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds finely chopped pecans
1 pound butter (no substitute)
4 cups sugar
26 plain Hershey bars, small size

Instructions

Reserve 1/4 cup pecans. Place one layer of pecans over bottom of 12x17-inch pan. Place a layer of chocolate bars over pecans. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and increase heat to medium-high heat. Stirring constantly, bring to boil. Continue to stir and boil until carmelized and toffee colored. Pour immediately over chocolate bars. Place remaining chocolate bars onto toffee. Top with remaining nuts and lightly press with back of spatula. Set on rack to cool several hours. Break into pieces.

Jodie Williams
Eldridge, Iowa




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1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
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