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Note: "I score mine when hot, let cool and then break into squares."

Ingredients

1 cup margarine
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 cups sifted flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

Combine margarine, vanilla and salt. Gradually beat in sugar, sifted flour and chocolate chips. Mix well and press evenly into an ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan. Sprinkle chopped nuts over the top. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool. Then break into irregular pieces on paper towel. Makes 1-3/4 pounds.

Michele Flagel
Maquoketa



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