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Ingredients

1 pound (3-1/2 cups) powdered sugar
2 sticks butter or margarine
1-1/3 cups peanut butter
1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 12 crackers)
6 ounces (1 cup) chocolate chips
1/2 block paraffin

Instructions

Cream butter or margarine and sugar together. Add peanut butter and crumbs. Mix thoroughly and chill. Melt chocolate and paraffin in top of a double boiler. Make small balls from the chilled mixture and place on waxed paper lined cookie sheets. Dip in the chocolate mixture and lay on waxed paper. Makes 5 dozen.

Margaret Sinkhorn
East Moline



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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