Thursday, December 10, 2009

Recipe Blog Hop!

Several members of the Center Stage Spotlight Team have joined together to share a special Christmas Treat Recipe Blog Hop event with everyone tonight! We have whipped up some treats in our kitchens and our stamp rooms over the past few weeks so we could compile our very first Recipe Book for StampTV!

One of my very favorite candies is Reese's peanut butter cups, and this recipe is a rich, home-made stepped up version! The bonus is that it is very easy to make...and since the recipe uses ONE HALF of a can of sweetened condensed milk, it makes sense to go ahead and make a second batch while you're at it. After all, these disappear quickly around here! ;) Here's the recipe:
Peanut Butter Fudge Rounds
Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cooking 1989

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbs butter; softened
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tbs milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
12 oz chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

In a mixing bowl, stir together peanut butter and butter. Add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir until well combined. Add peanuts. Shape into two 10-inch rolls.

In a saucepan, combine 12 ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate morsels with 1/2 cup condensed milk. Cook and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove pan from heat. Turn mixture onto waxed paper. (Put a paper towel underneath and you'll have less mess to clean up.) Divide mixture in half. Pat each half into a 10 x 4 inch rectangle. Place a peanut roll in the center of each chocolate rectangle. Bring chocolate mixture up around each roll. Press seams to seal.

Wrap each log in clear plastic wrap. Chill two or three hours until firm. Unwrap and slice into 1/4 inch slices. Store tightly covered.
At first I had planned to use a tin or acetate paint bucket to present my treats, but then Lynn posted the link to Debbie Fisher's tutorial for this adorable little tag box, so I immediately changed my mind! Woman's prerogative, right?! It is the perfect size to hold a little cello bag of about 8 rounds of fudge! The designer paper, g.c.d studios' Candy Lane from the Joyful Peace Collection, matches Gina's Tan Leather Pure Luxury card stock perfectly! I stamped some *home-made* circles and tags from Signed with Love, then added a punched heart, some ribbon and a button tied with twine.

For the accompanying card, I stamped the bird from Asela's set First Christmas, colored it with Prismas and OMS, and included a greeting from Melanie's Festive Frame. I used my nesties circles to cut and emboss the focal image.

The *fudge rounds* for the recipe card are from Have a Cookie. I thought they were just the perfect image to mimic the look of the real thing!

Check out these designer's blogs for the sweet projects they've designed around their treats!


Then, stop by GinaK's blog for a super sweet give-away she has tonight in honor of the hop!

The Recipe Book will be available as a free download PDF on StampTV tonight as well. Look for it on the Freebie Tab link.

28 comments:

  1. Your recipe looks so good with your card and packaging! Yummy!!

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  2. Hi Deb!!!! Yummo treats and great packaging!!!

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  3. Oh, Deb, Wow! I shouldn't have come here, those Peanut Butter Fudge Rounds look heavenly and what a stunning card/box set! Awesome!

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  4. Peanut butter and chocolate, two of my favorite things. I love your card and recipe card too! Oh, and your photo staging is awesome too! Girl, you just rocked this one!

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  5. yum!! I love your packaging and will have to try this - Reese's are DH's favorite

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  6. Deb your projects are FABULOUS and the recipes - well let's just say I better get my scale out and put it in the KITCHEN LOL

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  7. Projects are wonderful - that paper rocks! Your goodies look too good!!

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  8. I love Reese's so that recipe looks so yummy. And Great card/holder combo.

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  9. Deb, your card, box and recipe look so awesome! I have to try your recipe.

    God bless.
    Giovana

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  10. Ohh, must try your recipe for hubby! Love your packaging and sweet card! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  11. Your card and box are great, and the recipe sounds so yummy, I'm now hungry (LOL)

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  12. Love your projects Deb! That box will be a great addition to the Christmas projects! Peanut butter and chocolate..... yum... you American girls know how to make it hard to resist! tfs

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  13. ***THUD*** OMGosh Deb........you have totally gone over the top!!! This set is spectacular and I have GOT to try that recipe!!!

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  14. Love your projects and awesome presentation, Deb! The papers are fantastic! Can't wait to try your recipe, too!

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  15. DH is going to flip! you have his favorite "treat" here!!! your card and package and presentation is GORGEOUS!!!!

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  16. Love the designer paper you used. And my favorite combination: chocolate and peanut butter. I will definitely be trying these!

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  17. Ooooh, I love Reese's peanut butter cups! These look so yummy and I love the box/container you made to put them in and the matching card.

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  18. Hi deb! your card and gift box are beautiful! and those cookies??!! YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMM!!!!! I showed them to my BF b/c we both LOVE peanut butter and chocolate...heeheehee

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  19. Love your card box, card & recipe!

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  20. Yummmmy this looks so good.. I love this recipe. Terrific job on this project Deb.. TFS

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  21. Yum, these look so good! Love how you did the packaging!! Geri

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  22. Hey Deb - these are gorgeous and the cookies look so yummy - I am going to have to give them a try this weekend. Hope all is well and hope to talk with you soon.

    Hugs - Janet

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  23. Love this Deb! Beautiful color combination on these projects and your sweets look so yummy! Can't go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter :o)

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  24. Stunning presentation with your projects. I hope you will be bringing some of these to CHA....lol

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  25. Beautiful presentation Deb! The recipe sounds yum!!!!

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  26. Wow girl...VERY beautiful display, totally yum on the goodies! I *heart* choc & peanut butter...soo...yeah. ;-) tfs!

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