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LOOKING FOR: Fudge recipe and tin cans....
May 29, 2009 at 11:43 AM

I tried the search feature and couldn't find it. Around XMas someone posted a really great idea - take a quick fudge recipe and pour it into inexpensive tin cans lined with wax paper or parchment paper. I'm looking for that recipe (can't find it) because I plan on making these tin cans for the teachers (school ends next week). I'm going to the dollar store today and buying "spring tins".


  • katelyns_mommy
    May 29, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    I don't know about that exact recipe but here's the one I use. Its really good and really easy. And I'm sure you can pour it in the tin cans.

     1 1/2 cups sugar

    1-7oz jar marshmallow cream

    1-5oz can evaporated milk 

    1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)

    2 cups (12 oz package) Hershey's chocolate chips

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla


    1.) Line pan with foil or wax paper. Butter the foil or paper

    2.) Combine sugar, marshmallow cream, evaporated milk, and butter in a sauce pan. Cook over med. heat. Stirring constantly, to a full boil. Boil, stirring constantly for 5 min. Remove from heat; add chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir just until chips are melted. Pour into pan. Refridgerate 1 hr. 

    I hope this helps.

  • buffyg
    by buffyg
    May 29, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    I don't know anything about that recipe....

    Here is the one I use, it is Paula Dean's recipe

    3 c sugar

    1c evaporated milk

    4 heaping TBSP cocoa

    3 TBSP white corn syrup

    Put these ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. When the candy thermometer reaches 234-240 degrees take off heat.


    6 TBSP butter

    1 1/2 tsp vanilla

    1 1/2 c nuts (chopped)

    Stir. Beat mixture until thickened. Butter a dish and pour mixture into dish to set.

    Cool., score, cut

    It is really good! I make it every Christmas and it is gone quick.

  • mikazuki
    May 30, 2009 at 12:39 AM

    Thanks guys. I'll try those. I picked up small red tins from Joann's for 68 cents (on clearance plus an additional 30% off). I love inexpensive, homemade gifts that are yummy.

  • mnwintercritter
    May 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Here is a link to my fudge post at Christmas. I put several quick and easy fudges in the post. As well as tips for dealing with how not to end up with pudding instead of a block of fudge.


    A quick suggestion, if you pick your tins up from garage sales, thrift stores or the dollar store, line your tins with foil. I do wash mine but as I can never really be sure what they have previously been used for I just like to take this extra precaution.

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