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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 cups powdered sugar
3 egg yolks, beaten with a fork
2 squares of semi sweet chocolate, melted
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 stiffly beaten egg whites
1/2 pound vanilla wafers, crushed

Instructions

Cream butter and powdered sugar with mixer, add beaten egg yolks, melted chocolate, nuts and vanilla. Fold in beaten egg whites. Put in an ungreased 9x9-inch glass dish. Alternate layers of crumbs and filling, with crumbs for top and bottom layers.Refrigerate 6-8 hours. Top with whipped cream.

Gaycha Mayhew
Davenport



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