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Ingredients

1 box (18.2 ounces) yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup caramel ice cream topping
2 tablespoons hot water
Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
3 tablespoons caramel topping
2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Mix all ingredients together and pour into ungreased 9x13-inch cake pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Then frost with frosting recipe below. To make frosting, mix together powdered sugar, butter, caramel topping and milk until smooth and spread over cooled carmelicks. Cut into bars.

Rita Anderson
Rock Island



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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