Tub – O – Fudge

Definition of FUDGE:

1.  a soft creamy candy made typically of sugar, milk, butter, and flavoring

2.  to fail to perform as expected

(1) I made Fudge + (2) I didn’t get this post up before Easter = completion of FUDGE !

Right before Easter, I made these bright little Tubs of delicious Fudge. I needed something to take to those that I v.t.  The little cups and boats are actually ice cream cups.  They have a plastic coating on the inside, so you can easily just peel the cups away from the fudge.  No sticking!  Stick a cute little striped spoon into the soft fudge, and it’s the perfect portable Tub – O – Fudge for giving as gifts to friends and neighbors, or for your next party. I wrapped the little tubs of fudge in cellophane and tied each with a bright bow.

If you haven’t tried this recipe yet . . . you must.  For the recipe and no fail tutorial click here:  Smooth as Silk Fudge

I was thrilled when BABBLE contacted me and told me I was one of the top 100 Mom Food Blogs of 2013.  I’m honored to even be in the running with so many extremely talented bloggers.  Last year I received that honor, and never expected to receive it again.  When I read the email, I just about fell off my chair!  I’m very thankful to those of you who take the time to read this crazy food blog.  I’m especially thankful to those of you who take the time to drop me a note every now & then.  Some weeks are uncluttered and my kitchen is a nice place to fall.  Some weeks I find myself running in circles, and I find rest and inspiration from your blogs.  I thank you, I thank you, I thank you!  If you want to read some amazing blogs, click on the links above for the full top 100 list.  Thank you Babble.

Remember:  Some like a nut . . . some don’t.

Those who don’t like nuts, like sixlets!

Thanks again!



Smooth as Silk Fudge

This is the best darn fudge you’ll ever eat!


  • 3 – (6.8 oz) Symphony Bars
  • 4 cups Sugar
  • 2 Cups Cream
  • 2 sticks of real butter (1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla


  1. Stir together Cream and sugar in large heavy buttered pot. Place over medium heat and stir constantly just until it comes to a rolling boil. Once it starts to boil, DO NOT STIR, and put the lid on for ONE minute and then remove the lid.
  2. Continue Cooking to a soft ball stage, and Do not Stir
  3. Use your Candy Thermometer. I cook mine to about 230 degrees. Every thermometer is different, so test yours, or do the cold water test.
  4. Take off the heat, and add 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter that you have cut up in chunks. Do not stir.
  5. Add the vanilla. Do not stir.
  6. Let sit in the hot candy mixture for ONE minute – WITHOUT STIRRING!
  7. Now – Without scraping the pan, pour over 3 big (the 6.8 oz) symphony bars that you have broke up into a large bowl. Beat until very smooth with beaters.
  8. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Put in the fridge until set up.
  9. *I line my pan with parchment paper, that way you can lift the entire slab of fudge from the pan, and cut squares very easily.
  10. Once cut, put in a container with a sealed lid, and keep refrigerated. YUM!


  • Lynn - 04/05/2013 - 7:10 pm

    Congratulations! You TRULY deserve to be on that list!

    Now I am off to go make me some fudge. Gosh, that looks so good. And what a great idea to give away as gifts. So darn cute! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Harris - 04/05/2013 - 11:38 pm

    Love, love, love this idea! I’ve visited the same 3 sisters for many years. I take a treat most months–I’m always looking for new fun ideas. Perfect. Thanks.
    Enjoy conference weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Ellie - 04/06/2013 - 1:18 am

    Congratulations Jonna! You earned it. Your recipes are the ultimate comfort food, easy to make, simple ingredients, never disappoint and TASTY! That is why you are chosen. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - 04/06/2013 - 11:46 am

    Well done! I’m not surprised, just thrilled that I was able to open and enjoy this information – and the fudge recipe. I hope this is a trend, but I don’t want to jinx this! (=ReplyCancel

  • kathy o - 04/08/2013 - 7:59 am

    If only I were on your vt beat…LOVE your recipes! And congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Katy - 04/10/2013 - 9:42 am

    Love this idea, so creative! Do you know how many tubs one batch made from your recipe?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 04/10/2013 - 10:06 am

      Hi Katy,

      I believe I had at least 15 little tubs of fudge!
      I’m sorry, I was in such a hurry to get things ready that morning, that I forgot to add that to the post.


  • Brandi - 04/10/2013 - 1:10 pm

    I just think these are so adorable! I laughed at the Fudge pun… serioysly outloud! You are just to cute mom. Your visiting teachers one very lucky to have you. Mmmmm

    I am beyond proud of you! You are taken something you love and made it into so much more. What an honor. You should be very proud of yourself. You are amazing in EVERY way! Love you MomReplyCancel

  • Amy | Club Narwhal - 04/11/2013 - 7:35 am

    Jonna, I’m pretty sure this recipe just made all my wildest dreams come true! Tubs of fudge is the best idea ever. I love that the toppings can be customized for individual taste. How fun would this be as a build your own fudge tub bar at a party? Just think of all the tasty toppings you could line up for the tubs!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 04/11/2013 - 10:03 am

      Hi Amy,

      I think you’re right. There is nothing better than warm fudge!
      I’ve never had this recipe turn to sugar, and it doesn’t take long to make, so it could be perfect for a fudge party.


  • Camille - 04/25/2013 - 10:13 pm

    These are SO, SO cute! I can’t wait to try them! Can you tell us where you got the adorable spoons?ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia - 05/06/2013 - 9:45 am

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes. Going to try the fudge this weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - 12/08/2013 - 7:55 am

    Hi, just found you thru pinterest! I am NOT a baker, a Christmas cookie baking day years ago sealed my fate! NOW my 13 year old daughter seems to love to create treats sooooo here I go again. Your blog is just what I need, humor, easy to follow recipes and cute ideas! Thanks you had me at just get off your butt, lolll happy holidays!ReplyCancel