Dressed Up Peanut Butter Fudge {CCC}

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Hello everyone!  I’m Kierste, the girl behind {brown paper packages}, and I’m delighted to be guest posting here!

I love making (and eating) Christmas candy–toffee, fudge, caramels, chocolates, and more.  One of my favorite recipes is for peanut butter fudge that comes from my grandmother, who was a fabulous Southern cook. I’m excited to share with you this yummy recipe, along with a super cute (and cheap) way to package any holiday treat!

This peanut butter fudge is delicious, and  one of the easiest fudge recipes I’ve tried.  I like to cut it into squares, then wrap it in wax paper, twisting the ends.  It makes for a darling presentation, and it opens up more possibilities for wrapping.

Speaking of presentation, using recycled containers is an easy and inexpensive way to package yummy treats and gifts.  Not to mention adorable!  I save containers all year long, and I use them often. One of my absolute favorites is a cornmeal container…

The clear plastic lid is perfect–it fits snugly into the container, with a lip that makes it easy to slide a piece of cute scrapbook paper underneath it, and the outside is perfect for a quick coat of spray paint. Here’s how I turned an everyday container into an adorable gift!

 ITEMS YOU NEED:

  • empty cornmeal container
  • spray paint
  • scrapbook paper
  • coordinating cardstock
  • distress ink
  • ribbon

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Remove the lid and set aside.  Spray paint the container with your choice of color.  It goes on so easily, I love it! Let dry completely.

2.  Trace the lid onto the back side of the scrapbook paper you want for the top lid.  Cut it out, then slide it under the plastic lip of the lid.  It doesn’t need any adhesive, but you can use double stick tape to secure it if you feel better about it.  :)

3.  Create a tag using the scrapbook paper and cardstock.  I stamped mine with our monogram, using the PSA essentials stamp, then cut it out with a 2 inch circle punch (one of my most favorite crafting items ever).  I distressed all the edges, and tied it on with a 1.5 inch brown grosgrain ribbon.

Now you’re ready to fill it with any number of delicious treats!

Now’s the time to start saving those containers–cornmeal, oatmeal, Crystal Light, Laughing Cow cheese, and any others you love the shape of that have a great lid. Cornmeal is cheap–around $1, so I wouldn’t blame you if you went and bought some just so you could make  these. :)

{Peanut Butter Fudge}

Dressed Up Peanut Butter Fudge {CCC}

Ingredients

  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2/3 c. evaporated milk
  • 1 c. marshmallow fluff
  • 1 c. crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Cook sugar and evaporated milk in a large saucepan to 230 degrees.
  2. Remove from heat and add: marshmallow fluff, peanut butter and vanilla.
  3. Beat well, then pour into a buttered 9x9 pan. Let cool, then cut into squares.
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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.