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Ingredients

3 packages (12 ounces each) white chocolate chips
2 cans (14 ounces each)sweetened condensed milk
Green food coloring
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Red food coloring
1 tablespoon coconut extract
1 tablespoon strawberry extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Line an 8-inch square pan with foil. Coat with cooking spray. In a large pot combine white chocolate chips and condensed milk. Cook over low heat, stirring until melted and smooth. Transfer 1/3 of mixture into a mixing bowl. Stir in green food coloring and almond extract. Spread evenly in pan. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until firm. Transfer half the remaining mixture to another bowl. Stir in red food coloring and coconut and strawberry extracts. Gently spread over green layer. Refrigerate 20 minutes. Stir vanilla into remaining mixture, reheating if necessary. Spread over red layer. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares to serve.

Nancy O'Mary, Rock Island




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  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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