Sweet Treat Boxes with Peanut Butter Fudge – Happy Holidays Blog Hop

Boxes full of yummy goodness!

I love these adorable handled boxes from Lettering Delights. I was able to cut both of these boxes out of one 12×12 sheet of paper!  They were super simple to put together too.  Just fold and glue.  YAY!  Best of all?  They are holding Peanut Butter Fudge!  It’s pretty easy to make but you need A LOT of sugar.  A LOOOOOOTTT of sugar.  Making some cute boxes and adding a little sweet treat is a nice and inexpensive way to give a small gift.

Let’s Make a Sweet Treat!

A mere 3-1/2 cups of powdered sugar. LOL!

This is the first time I’ve made this recipe…or any kind of fudge EVER, for that matter.  I have an adjustable measuring cup that is perfect for things like peanut butter…but I never use it.  So, here I am scraping it out of my favorite Pyrex measuring cups.  They’ve been used so much most of the lettering is coming off.  I love them.

Brown Sugar…you look like an ant hill.

This is 2-1/4 cups of brown sugar.  That’s a lot of sugar!  Did you see all that powdered sugar above too? This is not a recipe for sugar conscious people, for sure.

Dear Peanut Butter, if I am reincarnated, I’m coming back as jelly so we can get married.

Ahhhh…my kitchen smelled like a candy shop!

Stir it up, pour it into a pan & chill.

After stirring, this will soon be ready.  Pour it into a pan, chill it and then…eat it!

Peanut Butter Fudge

Recipe is #68659 from Food.com


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar


  • Place butter into a medium saucepan and melt it over medium heat.
  • Add brown sugar and milk, stirring.
  • Boil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Mix in peanut butter and vanilla.
  • Place confectioners sugar into a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour hot peanut butter mixture over confectioners sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Pour fudge into an 8 by 8 inch pan.
  • Chill until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Cut into 1-inch squares.

Let’s Box Up Our Tasty Treat!

I’m using Joy’s Life “Oh Christmas Puns” & “Wintery Puns” stamps.

I used Lettering Delights Bo Ho Ho graphics to create these print and cut snowman tags.  The stamp used on the front of the snowman and the two used on the back are from Joy’s Life “Oh Christmas Puns” and “Wintery Puns” stamp sets.

Peanut Butter Fudge in cute boxes is a great gift!

I cut a piece of wax paper to fit the boxes, then I used decorative scissors to create a pretty edge to the paper.

Go see the great projects from these talented ladies!

Joy: You Are Here! Welcome!
Stacey: http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com
Jennie: http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com
Lori: http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com
Jenny: http://jennyplace26.blogspot.ca
Patty: http://craftykitten1.blogspot.com
Kimberly: http://hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com
Megan: http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com
June: http://simplyelegantpapercrafts.blogspot.com
Staci: http://preciousmem.blogspot.com
Amy: http://redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com
Cyndy: http://arcyscraps.blogspot.com
Maria: http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com

Time for a GIVE AWAY


To be entered for a chance to win “Oh Christmas Puns” and “Wintery Puns” stamps, leave a comment telling me what you like to give or receive as a yummy food gift.  You know what I like?  It’s so nerdy.  The fruit of the month club.  LOL!  No kidding!  I’ll list the winner on this post on Dec. 10.

Thank you all for sharing your food gift favs with me!  I really enjoyed reading them!

And the Winner is…

Sarah Biswabic says:
DECEMBER 2, 2012 AT 5:58 PM
Your treat boxes are so cute! Your fudge looks so yummy! My favorite treat to give is chocolates! I know this is weird, but I like those popcorn tins.

I hope you have a sweet day!

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  1. WOW – that fudge looks really yummy!! I love the treat boxes and the snowmen are so cute. I make coconut cranberry squares and it’s what I normally take to Christmas lunches/pot lucks for a dessert – they are delicious and I always come back with an empty plate – but I always make a big batch and keep some for us too:-) Have a great Holiday Season.


  2. Your treat boxes are super adorable. Red/white striped papers (especially diagonal stripes) are my favorite this time of year…yep, even better than my beloved polka dots!) Your snowman is super cute and the decorative edge to the butcher paper is a lovely touch. A perfect project!

  3. staceyscreativecorner says:

    Joy, this is such a cute project! Those boxes with that snowman is adorable and that fudge looks so yummy!

  4. Such cute bright treat boxes and the fudge looked yummy. My hubby made some the other day. Great project and i am hopping through!
    Deb C

  5. Great project! Yummy to say the least! Actually I like the fruit of the month also! Not nerdy! Just a way to enjoy the fruit of the season! Thanks for sharing

  6. oh my goodness.. those little boxes are so cute and you know you can send me some of that fudge any day – lol
    what i love to send out is homemade cookies…. or anything with chocolate

  7. Mmmmmm…. now that is one SWEET project Joy!! 🙂
    Your boxes are adorable! I just LOVE snowmen, and fudge is definitely one of my favorite treats, so this has my name written all over it!
    I think the fruit of the month would be awesome, not nerdy! I wouldn’t mind getting a chocolate of the month tho either! 😉

  8. Yummy….peanut butter fudge…. I love the boxes. I love to receive chocolate fudge with pecans…it is my favorite.

  9. Those boxes are adorable! I can’t wait to try it. I love sending just about any baked good for the holidays. This year I’ll send out baked breads and cookies along with jars of homemade hot chocolate mix and marshmallows!

  10. OMG Joy! Totally adorable, perfect colour combo and I love each sentiment on both sets of stamps. Now as far as the fudge goes…. me and peanut butter have a secret affair going on, I can sit down with the jar and spoon and the next thing I know it is empty! Just seeing the pictures of you whipping up the fudge I could just taste it melting in my mouth and gaining more weight! Such a fun hop with so many great ideal!
    Hugs Jenny

  11. Joy, that really looks like a delicious treat!! Would love to have a bit of that! LOL
    Absolutely love this idea!! I love to receive pecan chocolate clusters! I used to make
    various types of breads as a home made gifts.

  12. scrapendipity says:

    These goody boxes are adorable, and the goodies inside – yum!!!! Fudge is one of the most popular items on my gift giving goodie list, but I think my personal fave has to be chocolatey caramel pecan bars. Nom nom – my mouth is already watering. LOL Great project!!!!

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  13. birdshaven says:

    Very cute and your fudge looks so good

  14. Joy, I just printed off your recipe and can’t wait to try the fudge! I’ve never had a lot of success with candy, so let’s hope this works!
    The boxes are adorable! I JUST ordered a Cameo…so I can’t wait to get to try these soon!

  15. Joy, I am the community manager for Food.com. Thanks for sharing your post with us. I am obsessed with anything with peanut butter and will save this recipe for later. Great idea for holiday gifts!

    1. Jasmine,
      Thank you so much for leaving me a comment! Most of the great recipes I have came from Food.com! 🙂 I’m with you on the whole peanut butter thing for sure!

  16. CathyinMN says:

    Joy, your treat boxes are so cute, and I’m sure the fudge is wonderful. I like to make fudge with walnuts and Russian tea cakes as gifts for friends and neighbors. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Your treat boxes are so cute! Your fudge looks so yummy! My favorite treat to give is chocolates! I know this is weird, but I like those popcorn tins 🙂 [email protected]

  18. Very cute packaging and the fudge looks yummy. I like to give/receive fudge, cookies homemade caramel corn and I like your fruit of the month idea–much more healthy.

  19. I love to give & receive white chocolate pretzels! They’re so yummy with both the sweet & salty flavors!

  20. Joy, I love these boxes! And your tag is OMG so cute!!! 🙂

  21. omgosh Joy, that fudge looks divine!!!
    totally adorable treat boxes and your snowman tags are just too cute! you always have the best ideas to share!!!

  22. Super cute boxes, Joy! Your recipe sounds sooooo good! 🙂

  23. such adorable treat boxes Joy!! The recipe looks awesome and yummmmm I love fudge!!
    Yummy treats I like to give or receive??? probably peppermint cocoa or homemade cookies! LOVE this time of year 🙂
    TFS and now off to hop and see what your crafty DT has in store!!
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  24. Love your striped treat boxes, they are so cute. Love red and white stripes. Thanks for the chance at your stamps, would love to own a set.
    angel hugs
    angels5.2005 at gmail dot com

  25. PB is the best! Once, I made a PB frosting on a chocolate cake and my friends said it was like eating a cake version of Reece’s cupss. Well, I would love to get some fresh baked croissants or a loaf of bread with some yummy jam or jelly. Love the stamps. Thanks!!

  26. That fudge looks so yummy. And the treat bags are so cute. Love the red and white stripe. I make honey sugared walnuts as a treat to give to friends at Christmas. Yum. Thanks for a chance to win your stamps.

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  27. These treat boxes along with the snowman tags are so cute!! The fudge looks so delish, I might try this recipe this week! 🙂

  28. cutie jensen says:

    Joy, this is so awesome!! Love those super cute tags and treat boxes!!! Mmmmm, Peanut butter fudge is one of my faves but I have actually never made it either!! Maybe this year!! 🙂

  29. Wowzers! I am so all over that PB fudge recipe! Just try & stop me! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I love to receive peanut brittle (preferably See’s but any kind will do) & I like to give chocolate pops I make from different molds in different colors. They don’t really taste that great, but they sure are cute to look at! Happy holidays to you & your family!!

    Diana 🙂
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  30. Awesome project, and mmmmmm yummy fudge! My favorite food like treat is actually a wonderful cup of dunkin donuts coffee. It’s not as easy to find as it was when I lived on the east coast, and I’ve been known to go miles out of the way to obtain it!

  31. Cindylu2u says:

    Super cute boxes!! Actually my favorite is Peanut butter fudge and you really have me wanting some now, guess what I’ll be doing this evening!

  32. Great boxes! I love anything somebody else makes for me but if it’s got peanut butter, it’s even better! Thanks!

  33. that fudge looks yummy! I just might have to make some! Nothing better than peanut butter! I would love to get a box of fruit from Harry and David’s- they seem to have the best pears this time of year!

  34. The package and fudge are yummy looking!!!
    Thank you for the chance to win your stamps.

  35. bigchuckles1966 says:

    Love the boxes. Got to get them for myself. I make white chocolate macadamia nut cookies for the Christmas holidays & have to make a small truck load other wise i never get to have any for myself. Will have to go make me some of this fudge this weekend.

  36. Hi, thanks for the chance to win! I love the annual cookie exchange our neighborhood does each year since we try to outdo one another and there are always surprises!

  37. I usually make cookies and caramel corn for gifts but this year I am thinking your peanut butter fudge is looking awfully tempting. 🙂 At the very least I will be making some for us.

  38. I would like fudge of the month if there’s such a thing 🙂

  39. Great treat boxes. But that fudge sound really nice. I will add this to my must try list. TFS AJ-

  40. Wow, I have just found your blog and I am now a follower by email. Ihave printed the fudge recipe and am going to make it over the weekend. I luv luv luv the paper tree in your last post t00! surfnfroggie at aol dot com

    1. Welcome Surfnfroggie! So glad you’re here!

  41. jenpartridge says:

    Oh, Joy!

    What cute little boxes!!! 🙂 And that peanut butter fudge looks delicious!

    I love to give treats and your awesome Christmas stamps would make it even easier!!!!!!!!! 😉 My favorite thing to give is our sugar cookies! They taste more like snickerdoodles and we cut them into so many festive shapes. They are so tasty that the kids & I choose not to frost them, but we like to give them some color with colored sugar (that you sprinkle on).

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win (I wish!),

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  42. I love making No Bakes (chocolate, peanut butter, oatmeal drop cookies). They have always been my family’s favorite. Love your site and thanks for all you do to help inspire us! Merry Christmas!

  43. Granna Deanna says:

    I like to give sugar cookie kits. Along with the recipe, I include the dry ingredients in a small plastic bag, at least one Christmas cookie cutter, and several bottles of colored sugar. I like to package them together in a cute tin or basket. These are great to give to to everyone at your child’s school that touches them throughout the year (bus driver, janitors, cafeteria staff, office staff, classroom teacher, aides, and ancillary teachers –librarian, art, computer, PE, music). I have also given them to church staff, neighbors, Secret Sisters, and those that deliver the mail or newspaper. These are relatively inexpensive and quick to make and my kids always enjoyed helping being part of the assembly line as we put them together. I always make a few extra to have on hand when I need a last minute gift. You can easily change the cookie cutters & color of the sugars to make gifts for other holidays.

  44. Oh yum….fudge is my fav! I’m not a peanut butter fan but my hubby loves the stuff so he would love this recipe thanks so much for sharing! Your sweet lil’ boxes are the cutest…I just love them! 😉 Merry Christmas! Hugs xx

  45. Love the cute boxes with those adorable snowman tags! I usually make several different cookies and candies and give out sampler plates at Christmas. I have never made fudge but that peanut butter fudge sure is tempting. Thanks for the link to the recipe!

  46. My gifts in a jar (soups, cookies, breads) are always a big hit! I have as much fun making them as people do receiving them.

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