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Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, beaten
3 cups milk
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 baked 9-inch pie shell
Whipped topping

Instructions

Stir together sugar, cocoa, conrstarch and salt in medium suacepan. Combine eggs and milk; sir into sugar mixture, blending well. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly just until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips, butter and vanilla. Stir until chocolate chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into crust. Press plastic wrap onto pie surface. Refriegerate 3 to 4 hours or until firm. Remove plastic. Garnish with whipped topping.

Nancy O'Mary
Rock Island



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
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