Saturday, December 18, 2010

Peanut Butter Fudge Hostess Gift

I live in the middle of small town USA in Northwest Iowa. Around here the simple pleasures are everyday life but the simple concept of hostess gifts is often looked past. This year I decided even a small "Thanks" was necessary. We now have Christmas parties in twos as a married couple--two families, two work parties, etc. I found a recipe that makes incredible Peanut Butter Fudge that makes 2 small jars.

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 12 oz can evaporated milk
1/3-1/2 cup peanut butter (depending on your preference, I did the 1/2)

Melt the chocolate chips and butter until smooth.

Add the sugar and can of evaporated milk. Boil on low for 8 minutes. Add peanut butter and stir until smooth and creamy.

Pour into 2 small canning jars. This recipe fits perfectly. I was hoping for a little extra to keep for myself but I'll have to make more!

Using scrapbook paper (or even fabric) trace around the lid and cut out the circle. Screw lid on jar, the caning rim will hold the paper down so you don't even need to glue it.

Wrap with with some ribbon, bakers twine, or crochet thread, add a little personal tag and you have the perfect hostess gift within a few minutes!

The fudge would be perfect for the hostess(s) to enjoy after everything is cleaned and they can relax. It's the smallest little things during the holiday season that mean the most. My first one goes out tonight and I'm excited!


Elizabeth said...

Yum! I love the way you made the jar lids so pretty! Perfect finishing touch!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

This looks so yummy! I'd love to make it but I think you forgot to note how much peanut butter to add. Any chance you might revise it?d I'd love to make a few batches for holiday gifts.

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I love how you dolled up those Ball jars. These look delicious!

If you have a chance, please link this up to my creative juice party...{tomorrow is the last day to enter}

Hope to see you there!


Shannon said...

This looks great and easy too!

Visiting from monivore's Dilemma

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

You've inspired me to doll up the lids of recycled jars I have reused in my home...

{they were annoying me, and now, b/c of this post, no longer!}

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TexaGermaNadian said...

I LOVE this idea!!! Will definitely have to use. THanks for sharing.
Stopped by from Say Hi Sunday. Love you sight, have a great one!