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Julie's Microwave Toffee

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Ingredients

1 cup chopped pecans
1 stick butter (no substitutes)
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1 package (6-8 ounces) milk chocolate chips

Instructions

Line a cookie sheet with foil. Spread nuts evenly on foil. Cut up a stick of butter into the bottom of a large 2-quart glass measuring cup. In layers, add sugar, salt and water. Do not stir any layers. Microwave this layered mixture on high for 7 minutes. Then microwave every 30 seconds until the mixture is caramel in color. Pour the mixture at once over the nuts. Let cool in refrigerator. Microwave chocolate chips in a glass pie pan for 2 minutes. Stir until smooth and pour over the cooled toffee. Cool in refrigerator. Break into pieces. NOTE: You may use any type of nuts; walnuts, almonds. You also may use semi-sweet or dark chocolate.

Amy Osborne-Schebler
Davenport



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
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