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Ingredients

12 ounces Baker's German chocolate, broken into pieces
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow cream
4-1/2 cups sugar
1 can (13 ounces) evaporated milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups chopped walnuts, optional

Instructions

Place chocolate bar, chocolate chips and marshmallow cream in a large bowl. Combine sugar, milk and butter in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. When the mixture comes to a boil, lower heat and boil 6 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour boiling syrup over chocolates and marshmallow cream. Beat until chocolate is melted and well blended. Beat in vanilla and nuts. Pour in 9x13-inch pan. Let cool at room temperature for 24 hours.

Sheila Smith
Eldridge



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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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