Monday, July 16, 2012

camp tinker: sweet treat



Here in New England, it is always such a treat to visit a coastal main street lined with shops and cafes, and any destination worth its weight in seashells should have a candy shop (er, shoppe). {Bonus points for places that use small white paper bags}

Once back at home, it doesn't cost much to whip up a fabulous five pound batch of fudge that could cost up to $25 per pound at one of these little places. I use the fudge recipe found on the jar of Fluff*. If you can stand the heat of the kitchen, it will be worth it, I assure you. And I repeat, it yields five pounds of fudge so you'll have plenty to enjoy and give away.

*the recipe on the jar calls for double the amount(s) listed at the link




What a fun excuse to decorate plain white paper lunch bags into your own sweet parcels.

Make your own design or click-and-print mine.



Then trim and paste labels onto white paper bags. (I found mine at Target)



Also use labels to decorate emptied berry containers



or to add whimsy to wrapped wax paper (serving suggestion: sea shell and baker's twine; paper trimmed with scallop-edged scissors)



Do you have a favorite candy shop? Mine is Chatham Candy Manor for the chocolate covered cranberries. Mmmmm!

happy summer wishes

xo
elyse

15 comments:

stefanie said...

sooooo sweet...hahaha both the fudge and the sweet wrappings!

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JES said...

Just to let you know that your CAMP TINKER is really fun :) Thanks for all the sweet projects.

Bronwyn said...

Fluff fudge? I had no idea! I've pinned this for future gift-giving. Thanks for sharing!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Adorable bags!! I love Sees candy, but it costs as much to ship as the candy costs!

Carol

moreofhim said...

What an adorable idea! I love the "Fluff" fudge recipe, too. It's perfect every time. Thank you for sharing the labels - they are so cute!

Blessings - Julie

DianeM said...

Yum! I love the bags you made too :) How fun...too bad it's going to be humid & 96 today...not a good fudge-making day lol.
Smiles, DianeM

Zuzu said...

Fudge in summer? Oh yeah!!! Love your packaging, Elyse!

Theresa said...

Yummy and beautiful packaging:) Have a blessed day dear Elyse! BIG HUGS!

debi said...

Oh YUM! I've never made fudge, I'll have to give that one a try.
I love your sweet packaging!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

just adorable! how do you find the time to whip up such deliciousness and cuteness!?

Jessica Rodarte said...

Pretty gift wrapping idea for treat giving. I need to start saving my berry containers. They look so sweet when they are decorated.

ChamilitosHome said...

Ilove it!!!!

Amy C said...

the prettiest packaged fudge ever!

Kit said...

I just love your idea! Especially the shell trim. Kit