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I've mentioned this before, but one of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is give delicious homemade gifts. It brings me so much joy to make treats for those I love and see them enjoy something homemade and personal from me.
One tradition I've started in the last few years is making 'sweet' gifts for our Sunday School Class (my husband and I teach). It's my way of letting them know how much I appreciate their friendship and love for us as teachers!
I always make one or more desserts... cookies, candy, etc. and wrap them up beautifully for each person or family. Well this year, I'm stepping up my game...
I saw the Rubbermaid TakeAlongs in Walmart recently and I knew they'd be perfect packaging for my edible gifts. It would be easy to safely transport the candy to church and the Rubbermaid TakeAlongs come with pretty red lids that are perfect for my Christmas theme...
Walmart had lots of shapes and sizes too, so I knew I'd be able to find containers that worked for my project... and I did! Bonus - they're re reusable and are microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe.
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Okay ya'll. Do you like pralines? They're one of my favorite holiday desserts to make and they're also really popular with my extended family! I shared my recipe for Easy Pecan Pralines last year and included them in the gifts for our class. I planned to do them again this year until I remembered some fudge I had late last year.
You see... I went to this little fudge shop and lo and behold - they had Pralines & Cream Fudge. It was so, so delicious. I immediately knew I wanted to try and replicate it and that it would be perfect for gift-giving this year!
Ya'll, if I ever had a good idea - this was it!! I'm certain that our Sunday School class is going to go nuts over this fudge and even better... I have a new plan to package it up super pretty!
Are you ready for the recipe? And a tutorial? Yeah... keep reading past the recipe and I'll also show you how to make this easy little bow and you can grab the free printable label! Put it all together with a Rubbermaid TakeAlongs container and you've got a "sweet" gift!
Here's what you'll need to make the fudge:
Here are the ingredients:
- 3 cups white chocolate chips
- 14.5 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract (I use homemade!) (DIVIDED)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cups salted butter (half a stick)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1½ cups chopped pecans
And when you have them all together, you're ready to make fudge!
Line an 8x8" square pan with parchment paper. Then get out two medium saucepans.
Begin heating it and stirring constantly until it's completely melted. Then pour half of it into the prepared pan.
For the pralines layer, get your second saucepan and pour in the brown sugar, whipping cream, butter & 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for about 1 minute, then remove it from the heat. Immediately whisk in the powdered sugar, then gently stir in the pecans.... doesn't that look like it needs to be eaten with a spoon? (but don't! it'll burn ya!)
Allow the mixture to thicken and cool slightly then pour most of it over the fudge. I reserve a little to pour on top! It will slightly set up but you don't have to wait for it to completely harden; then pour on the remaining fudge and the remaining praline mixture. If your fudge has hardened, you can put it back on the stove for a minute and stir it gently to reheat and soften (be careful not to scorch it!). I swirled white chocolate fudge and pralines together a bit so it would be pretty!
Then allow it to set up for at least 4-6 hours at room temp or at least 2 hours in the refrigerator. When it's set, you can use a knife to slide around the edges (especially if the fudge touches the pan anywhere), then lift out the parchment and fudge and cut it into squares!
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Here's the printable recipe for ya:Print
Do you give homemade gifts? I'd love to hear which recipes you use and how you package them... leave me a comment! Also, check out more ways that Rubbermaid TakeAlongs are the perfect vessel to transport your holiday dishes here!