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Grandma Larrabee Never Fail Maple Candies

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Ingredients

CANDY:
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons cream
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (if desired)
3/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
COATING:
2 squares Baker's chocolate
1/2 package (11 ounce) real chocolate chips
2 teaspoons butter
2-inch square of wax

Instructions

Mix butter and powdered sugar, adding cream, nuts and flavoring. Roll into balls the size of large walnuts. Powder hands if sticky. Place on cookie sheet and cool 6 hours in the refrigerator. Melt the chocolate squares, chocolate chips and butter in a double boiler; keep hot. Place wax paper on two cookie sheets or platters. Remove balls from refrigerator. Use toothpicks to dip the balls into the chocolate mixture. Set on wax paper to cool. May drizzle hot chocolate wax mixture to cover toothpick hole. If desired, may use holiday topped toothpicks and keep in the candy for easing selection. Keep in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve. Makes approximately 36-42 candies.

Dawn Weiss
Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
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.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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