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".
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.
by buffygMay 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.
by mikazukiMay 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.
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.