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While searching for candle holders for our growing Candle Business (purchase candles here) ~ this ceramic jar was a perfect find ~ similar to a vintage marmalade jar (shown below), it has the same classic style.

Not to mention it fit into the aesthetic of our Classic Candles.

This jar can also be up-cycled and used for storing smalls, even creating a new label for the contents….or why not take it a step further and create a label perfect for gift giving ~ a label that resembles a vintage marmalade jar.

Since it is Christmas Time ~ this jar and new label will be perfect for our pretty wrapped chocolate marshmallow fudge!

This recipe makes for a sweet gift to tuck inside the jars.

Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions
 

  • add the butter, all chocolate chips, and the vanilla into a bowl and set aside
  • line and grease with cooking spray ~ a 9 x 13" pan with foil and set aside
  • in a saucepan combine the evaporated milk, sugar and marshmallows. Cook over medium heat, stir frequently until the mixture comes to a boil
  • continue to stir constantly at medium heat, scrape the bottom and sides of pan while stirring.
  • boil for 10 minutes ~ the fudge should be light golden brown.
  • pour the hot mixture into the bowl with the other ingredients, then use an electric mixer to gently combine all ingredients until smooth, then pour into 9 x 13" pan.
  • Chill in refrigerator. Once chilled, pull the tinfoil 'fudge slab' from the pan. Cut into small squares or bricks for gift giving.
  • fudge can be wrapped and stored in the refrigerator. Fudge can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

A similar food safe Christmas wrapper for the fudge can be found (here).

Then simply wrap it up with baker’s twine (found here) and fill your jars.

(this label) is created as a gift for you ~ or create your own ~ using a Word Document and Your Favorite Font for your vintage-style marmalade gift jar.

Print the label using ~ (this product), then cut and adhere to your jar.

Really any jar will do….creating in vintage style is easy with all the fonts and colors that are available today with our laptops and printers ~ imagine the labeling possibilities!

Add a handmade cork lid if desired ~ simply cut from a piece of rolled cork and then fit into the top of the jar. Adding a wooden tac to the top with a printed fun message and matching washi tape….so sweet!

Fill your newly labeled jars with pretty wrapped fudge ~ making such a sweet gift.

Homespun Handmade and Heartfelt

Try your hand at designing labels for any jar….the possibilities are endless! ~ and makes for a pretty personalized gift.

….don’t forget the fudge.

eNjOy!

~*~

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