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       Title: TOASTED ALMOND CONFECTIONS
  Categories: Candies, Holiday, Gifts
       Yield: 4 Logs
  
       7 oz Jar marshmallow cream
      16 oz Pkg powdered sugr; siftd
       1 tb Milk
     1/4 ts Almond extrct
      14 oz Package caramels; unwrapped
       2 tb Water
   1 1/2 c  To 2 cups chopped almonds
            Toasted
  
   Combine first 4 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; beat at low speed with
   an electric mixer until well blended, stopping often scrape sides of bowl.
   (Mixture will be dry.)
   
   Divide mixture into 4 portions. Shape each portion into a 6-inch log. Wrap
   in plastic wrap, and chill 2 to 3 hours.
   
   Combine caramels and water in top of a double boiler; bring water to a
   boil.  Reduce heat to low; cook until caramels melt, stirring often.
   
   Unwrap each log; dip in caramel, and roll in almonds. Wrap in wax paper or
   aluminum foil; chill 1 hour.  Cut into 1/4-inch slices to serve. (Wrapped,
   uncut logs can be stored in refrigerator or frozen up to 1 month.) Yield: 4
   (6-inch logs).
  
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