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Ingredients

1 box (18.2 ounces) yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup caramel ice cream topping
2 tablespoons hot water
Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
3 tablespoons caramel topping
2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Mix all ingredients together and pour into ungreased 9x13-inch cake pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Then frost with frosting recipe below. To make frosting, mix together powdered sugar, butter, caramel topping and milk until smooth and spread over cooled carmelicks. Cut into bars.

Rita Anderson
Rock Island



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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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