December 12, 2013

Orange Hot Fudge Sauce Gift Idea with Free Printables #SwellNoel

Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout November and December, some of my favorite blogging friend have stopped by Positively Splendid to share some of their best holiday ideas in the third annual Swell Noël series. You can stay up-to-date on all of the fantastic ideas shared throughout the series by following the Swell Noël 2013 Pinterest board, and also by following the #SwellNoel hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. Jen from Tatertots and Jello is here today to share a yummy neighbor gift idea, plus free printables to make packaging the gifts a breeze!

Hi Positively Splendid readers! I’m Jen from Tatertots and Jello. I’m so excited to be at Amy’s today – I just love every single idea that Amy creates!

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Today I’m going to share an easy neighbor gift idea for the Holidays. It’s what I am giving my neighbors this year: Orange Hot Fudge Sauce. It’s such a yummy treat!

So yummy! Orange hot fudge sauce makes a perfect neighbor gift! #SwellNoel

I adapted the recipe from one that I saw on Your Home Based Mom. Be sure to head over there to see the plain chocolate version.



Zest of one orange, cut into strips

2 cups of dark chocolate chips

1 can Evaporated Milk (1 1/3 cup)

1/2 cup butter

2 cups Powdered Sugar

1 Tsp. Orange Extract

1 Tsp. Vanilla

make orange hot fudge sauce neighbor gifts


Melt the chocolate chips, milk, butter and powdered sugar in a heavy sauce pan.

Add the orange zest.

Bring to a boil.

Cook for 4 minutes, stirring all the while.

After 4 minutes, turn off the heat and take out the orange zest strips. Let the mixture cool and get thicker.

After about 10 minutes, add the vanilla and orange extract and stir to incorporate.

Use a funnel and pour the chocolate sauce into your jars. I used 4 ounce canning jars. I doubled the recipe and it made 18 4-ounce jars of sauce.


orange hot chocolate sauce


And here’s the printable!


Just right-click this link or the image below and choose “save as” to download the PDF. (For personal use only.)

orange-hot-fudge-sauceI added a little washi tape to the edges of the lid for some festive Holiday color. So easy! And if you want to add a little more to the gift, you can pair it with an ice cream scoop or a pint of ice cream!

add some washi tape

Thanks for letting me share this recipe and printable with you!

Here are a couple other neighbor gift ideas that I have created:

mini loaf pan printables

Mini Loaf Pan Printables

jingle free printables

Jingle and Merry Muffin Pan Printables

Happy Holidays!!


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If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Jen’s ahhhmazing holiday home tour. You will get so many fantastic ideas! (I know I did!)

Her Styrofoam marquee letters are adorable, too!

Connect with Jen:

Tatertots and Jello / Facebook / Pinterest /  Instagram / Twitter / Google+

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid
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6 Responses to Orange Hot Fudge Sauce Gift Idea with Free Printables #SwellNoel

  1. Leigh Anne Wilkes @YourHomebasedMom December 13, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    OOH! I love that you came up with an orange version of our favorite hot fudge sauce! Can’t wait to try it Jen!

  2. Connie December 13, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    What a fun idea! I’m thinking teacher gifts – can I use semisweet chips instead? Or even semi-sweetened baker’s chocolate? I have both but no dark chocolate chips 🙁

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid December 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

      Hi, Connie! I bet semisweet chips would work just fine.

  3. jen @ Tatertots & Jello December 13, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    Thanks for letting me come over and visit!!


  4. Natalie December 20, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    How do you get strips of orange zest that are large enough to fish out later? registered & protected

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