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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

{a sweet gift}


I made homemade hot fudge for our Family Night last night, and as we were devouring it, I thought to myself how perfect it would be to give as a gift.

So, I poured the leftover fudge into small canning jars (next time I'll use wide-mouthed, but this is what I had in my pantry), spray painted the lid cream, then added a darling label ("This year will be sweet, with you as my teacher!) and some ribbon.

This tag is for a first day of school gift, but it could easily be changed to an end of the year gift as well. And how yummy for holiday neighbor gifts?

Whether you give it as a gift, or make it for your family, this simple recipe is sure to please. In under 15 minutes, you can have delicious hot fudge sauce, using ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

Hot Fudge Sauce



6 T. butter
2 c. powdered sugar
3 T. cocoa
1 c. evaporated milk

Over low heat melt butter thoroughly. Add sugar and cocoa. Mix well, then gradually add milk. Bring to a boil, and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from stove, then serve warm or cold.



Enjoy!

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20 Comments:

Blogger mysteryhistorymom said...

What a wonderful idea! I am thinking Christmas!:) Thanks for sharing! Lori

August 25, 2010 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger The Girl Creative said...

Always such great ideas!! :)

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August 25, 2010 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

Thanks for the idea! So cute.

August 25, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

what a great idea!

August 25, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger the thrifty ba said...

love this idea!

August 25, 2010 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Schneider 4.0 said...

How long do you think this will keep in the fridge? Sounds like a fabulous gift!

August 25, 2010 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...

It keeps in the fridge about a week. If it lasts that long! :)

August 25, 2010 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Great idea! As a former teacher, I can guarantee that this will be a hit!

August 25, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Kierste,
What a wonderful idea! I am a teacher and like to give gifts to our secretaries and custodians and with a little tweeking the sauce will be wonderful. The perfect universal gift-who doesn't like chocolate!
Thanks for the inspiration.

August 25, 2010 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Country Dreaming said...

How much does this make??

August 25, 2010 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

You always have the greatest ideas. Thanks.

August 25, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...

Country Dreaming--

It probably makes enough for 4 jars as shown above. We ate a lot of it, so I am estimating. If you were doing this for neighbor gifts, you could easily double or triple it to get more.

August 26, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger leemeandthegirls said...

Talked about you again today....can't help myself. http://leemeandthegirls.blogspot.com/2010/08/and-award-goes-to.html

August 26, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Oh Mandie said...

wow, what an awesome idea this is! Perfect for Christmas too inside of gift baskets with sprinkles, cherries, and cute bowls!

August 26, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

I love this idea of giving the teacher a gift on the first day of school! LOVING this hot fudge idea, just might have to do it! Thanks for the idea!

August 26, 2010 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Country Dreaming said...

Thanks for the answer!!!

Melinda

August 26, 2010 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Suzy said...

I love this idea!! I've been trying to think of cute wedding favors that people will actually enjoy!! This would be a great one to do and would look super cute on each plate!! Thanks for the idea!

September 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger mrs t said...

I love this! I have already used this for multiple gifts for multiple people. So easy and cute! Thanks for sharing it!

May 25, 2011 at 12:29 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I love this.. I am making 'puppy chow' and am using this exact idea, just replacing the name. I am doing clear baggies with ribbon as well, and doing this as a sticker. and for our old teachers I cahnged it to, this is going to be a sweet year because you helped prepare me!
excited! thanks!

August 16, 2011 at 2:29 AM  
Blogger deborahdimm said...

I did this! (and forgot to take pictures, of course) per your sugestion for my boys' teachers. I have to say your recipe is the best one i've tested. (yields 2 pints)
And my one son's teacher said she never got a beginning of the year gift before!
Thanks for the great idea and total execution of it as well!

September 21, 2011 at 4:57 PM  

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