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Save money on chocolate buying it seasonally when it goes on sale after holidays like Valentine's Day and Easter and freezing it.


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Here are a couple good recipes for chocolate treats.


Butterfinger Cookies


1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup Butterfinger candy bar, cut into small bits
1/2 tsp vanilla

Sift together the dry ingredients.  Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg and continue beating.


Stir in Butterfinger pieces, and the flour mixture.  Add vanilla and mix well.


Drop by teaspoons onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until done.

No-Fail Fudge


3 cups sugar
1 can evaporated milk (use 2/3 cup only)
2/3 cups margarine
1 (12 oz.) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 jar marshmallow cream (7 ounces)
nuts (optional)

Put the sugar, milk and margarine in a heavy sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.


Boil for 5 minutes (or 235 degrees with a candy thermometer) while continuing to stir. Remove from heat, and stir in chocolate chips.  Stir until melted.  Add nuts. Put in a buttered 9x13 pan.  Cut into squares when cool.






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