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       Title: RICH CHOCOLATE CARAMELS
  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       1 c  Granulated sugar
       1 c  Brown sugar; packed
     1/2 c  Corn syrup
     1/2 c  Half-and-half
       2    Sq. unsweetened chocolate;
            -1 oz each
       2 tb Butter or margarine;
            -cut in pieces
       1 ts Vanilla
  
    Place sugars, corn syrup, half-and-half and chocolate in large heavy
   saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring to melt chocolate and dissolve sugar.
   Reduce heat to moderate and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until
   syrup reaches 248F on candy thermometer (firm-ball stage). Remove from
   heat. Quickly stir in butter and vanilla just until blended and butter
   melts. Pour into well-greased 8x8x2 pan. Cool; cut in small squares. If
   desired, top each square with pecan half or almond slivers. Wrap
   individually in plastic wrap or foil. Store in cool, dry place. Makes about
   1-1/2 pounds.
  
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