Monday, November 30, 2020


 I have done a post about this before


but I wanted to do it again

just in case you need a
Little sumthin/sumthin 


to give as a little gift.

AND you can use those beautiful boxes
that Christmas cards come in---
you know the ones that are so pretty
you don't want to throw them out.
Here is a use for them.
It's the sweetest little gift ever!

This is 
I wish I could tell you where
I got the recipe but I can't remember.

Here's how to take the box below
and turn it into a 
special gift.
Don't you hate to throw them away
because they have such pretty
They make wonderful little
Candy Boxes.
Open the box and line it with tin foil.
Butter the tin foil.
Then make this:
In pan over medium heat melt
2 sticks of butter
When melted stir in 
1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy.
Like this.
Stir in one teaspoon REAL vanilla.
(not granulated)
(That old tin scoop belonged to my Mom-Good Housekeeping 1954)
I beat it quickly with a hand mixer
(it sets up fast) 
and then pour it into the 
buttered foil lined box.
Put it in the fridge to harden
and as soon as it sets up
lift it out and wrap it in 
parchment paper,
then wrap it with a piece
of ribbon and place it
back in the box.
 I pick up knives all year here and there
and include one in each box.
The fudge stays fresh
until they cut it.

Put the lid on and it presents
like this when opened.


2 sticks butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3/4 cups confectionery sugar
In saucepan:
Melt butter
Stir in peanut butter and vanilla.
Use hand mixer and quickly
mix sugar in. It sets up fast.
Place in tinfoil lined box and
set in fridge until hard.
This is the smoothest peanut
butter candy I have ever made.
This recipe makes two card boxes 
full OR 1 8x8 buttered pan.
It's quick, easy and just
a sweet little surprise.
Save a few pieces for your friends.
 Let them eat this while you sip
black coffee or diet Coke.
The fatter THEY get the 
next to them!

It's nice to have some
this time of year, too.


I am almost finished shopping!

Whooo Hoooo for me!

As to what happened to the spacing

on this thing?

It's a mystery to me...and one I can't seem to fix.

Yes-thank you- I AM blonde!


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Ann said...

The fudge looks delicious and what a great way to package it.

Laurie said...


Susie said...

Diana, I love this post, especially Maxine. LOL Remember the fudges at Horton's ? Gosh two of my daughter went there for one of their markets and bought some of that fudge. I still have a piece in the fridge. It never goes bad , does it? LOL Hope things are well there. Blessings to all of you. xoxo, love you, Susie

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a great idea! My Christmas card box came with a see through placstic lid this year, so I will have to pay more attention when buying cards!

Kathy said...

I love fudge. I love peanut butter fudge. But I never knew how much sugar was in it. Joe is diabetic and I'm borderline so I don't think I can make this. Unless... Splenda is an alternative. Hmm... Thanks for the recipe.

Michele said...

OK, replying from bottom to top.

I am having spacing issues too and I am not happy. You are not alone. Grrr.

Funny Maxine! She reminds me of my Aunt Phil so much.

Love peanut butter fudge and I am going to make some today!

Whoo hoo grats on being done shopping. I am 65% there. My MIL is a tough one but I got her to give me a few ideas late last night, so we're gettin there!

And you know I love your boxes idea - I think I will repost mine from last year again (mentioning you) cuz I got to it so late in the season last year.

This year is so much easier not hosting a half dozen high-maintenance parties. I could get used to this easy way of life. Well just saying I may never host as many through the year as I have. This year has been good on my nerves, but lonely on my spirit - so I will meet it in the middle and see how it goes.

Hugs - have a fabo day and week, and a blessed Advent Season.

Sandra said...

Maxine is always always funny but this one is especially hilarious and I'm hoping I can remember it. I wish my mother were alive to get that recipe because she could not make fudge. She could bake but she couldn't make fudge. And she loved those boxes she kept all the Christmas card boxes

Theresa said...

THANK YOU! I have a luncheon with friends next week and am most certainly going to make this. I keep my Christmas card boxes every year and have a huge collection. Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a great gift idea and it sounds delicious. I've some boxes left from over the years, now I just need to fill them up. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will give it a try.

Jettie said...

I'll make some of this to tuck into the boxes this Christmas, Thanks for reminding me.

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a wonderful idea! I have two of those boxes!! Hurrah!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The spacing is tricky...but if you click onto normal it should be good. It starts you with paragraph showing and you have to change it to normal. Hope it works! Love this great idea my friend! Happy to see you today with a sweet...sweet post!

Terri D said...

A great idea. The recipe seems easy to make and I am sure it is delicious! Thanks!!

Debbie said...

I am having trouble with the print on blogger today, too!! ugh.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea, Diana. I am going to do this for the kids this year! Have a super week! Love to you, Debbie xo

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Wonderful "pick us up" post today - smiles and great idea for making/wrapping a sweet treat.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Great idea!!!!

Ahhhhh, "spacing" with New Blogger!!!

Ahhhhhhhh, CRAP-O-LA!!!!!

But look at all you did, without "NEW B." making your lines too far apart!!!

Tom said...

...low carb?

Lynne said...

Loved this idea!
Thanks Diana and for the recipe too

Carla from The River said...

Great idea Diana, I love the funny you shared.

Jen Kershner said...

What a lovely idea and a yummy recipe! We always make my great grandmother's fudge recipe. It's not Christmas without it!

Junkchiccottage said...

Your fudge recipe is so good. I love all those pretty christmas card boxes too. They are too pretty to throw away and this is brillant to use them for gifts with your fudge. Would make great neighbor gifts.
Glad you are done with decorating. Enjoy now!!!! xoxo

Lisa said...

I think I used this recipe one year but Im saving it again just in case. Looks so delicious!

Bless said...

Oh, I like that saying - the fatter they are, the thinner you look! Ha, ha!

Connie said...

I've never been a candy maker, but this sounds easy enough that maybe even I can handle it, LOL.
Thank you for the recipe!
Also Diana, thank you for your sweet friendship . . . we may never meet here on earth, but I'm sure we'll see each other one day in heaven. I'll be the one wearing a big ear to ear smile and hugging my honey :)

Anonymous said...

That sure looks tasty, thanks for the recipe!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely Christmas month. Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

Shari Burke said...

Great idea!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Thank you for another great candy idea, Diana!! Your caramel recipe is a favorite of mine and soooo easy! I appreciate you sharing this one, too. Happy December! ❤️🎄❤️

Bohemian said...

What a great idea for a Gift and the optics of it are really good in a presentation! When I read the ingredients of that easy Fudge Recipe it gave me pause about eating Fudge at all now, since I am an Insulin Diabetic... but the Maxine Cartoon made me Laugh out loud... so mebbe just one piece... *winks*

jack69 said...

I am trying to set up another computer, so I just got here. So I says across the table (we are in the coach) Hey look what Diana did! Back from the other side came and excited voice, "I know, I already read that!" So I am late.
Beautiful, love it.
Sherry & jack from Florida.

bill burke said...

Looks yummy and a great idea.

Buttercup said...

Great idea! I'm adding this recipe to my list for when I get my gas back and can once again use my stove. Looks so yummy!

Jeanie said...

I made this last year and it was a huge hit. In fact, I'd been thinking about it and wondering where I put the recipe! Now I have it again. Thank you, my friend. And for anyone else reading comments -- this is THE BEST PB fudge. Ever.

Lowcarb team member said...

Does look good, and a nice idea.

I've started writing the cards and have bought some presents.
Happy December Wishes

All the best Jan

This N That said...

I remember this..Sounds like cooking to me..LOL

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I love your idea!! I should try something like that. I'm not much into fudge, but yours looks good enough to eat. Thank you for sharing it with us. Now I want some. Okay, bye!

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Lorrie said...

I remember this idea from before, and think it absolutely perfect! Maybe this will be the year I actually make it!

bobbie said...

It wouldn't do at all for us diabetics, but such a wonderful gift for friends who aren't!

Woody said...

I just Love Peanut Butter Fudge, Hope you had a Great Thanksgiving ! Great Idea on the Card Boxes !!!!

CHERI said...

I'm sure this recipe is delicious for peanut butter lovers...sadly I'm not one of them. Only PB I like is on a PBJ sandwich...weird I know. But I always love your blog posts:)

Creations By Cindy said...

What a lovely and yet easy idea! I love this so much! I do not have any Christmas card boxes in hand but I do have some containers. Oh, I might could even just doll up a little box too. Love this easy recipe and I am a fan of peanut butter. Oh I am not worried about those calories...after all, peanut butter is such a good source of protein....right?! LOL! Hugs and blessings to you sweet lady.

Jenny the Pirate said...

I am so glad you posted this again as I thought it was so charming the last time I read it. I really should do this for a few folks. The peanut butter fudge recipe sounds just awesome and presenting it in the card box is so clever! xoxo

Diana said...

I've made that peanutbutter fudge in years past (before we went sugarless ... I know, I know, you call that sugarless word cussing lol). // I cannot stand that stupid spacing thing on blogger! Arrrrggggg!! I've just resorted to making longer than usual paragraphs so it doesn't look crazy weird. Usually I took the time to work in the html area, but I got tired of allllllways doing that, sooo.... 🤷‍♀️ *sigh* Oh well. // I laughed out loud at Maxine! Blessings to you, Diana! Hugs!

Anne M Robinson said...

I love your recipes! Thank you, please take care and come visit soon. HUGS across the miles XO XO