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Ingredients

1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1/4 cup butter, divided
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons toffee bits or almond brickle chips, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Line nine-inch square pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, set aside. In large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, salt and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a rapid boil, boil for five minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips and marshmallows until melted. Fold in 1/2 cup toffee bits and vanilla. Pour into a prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining toffee bits. Chill until firm. Remove from pan and cut into one inch squares. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: Two pounds candy

Kay Davis
Milan



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