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There are certain times of the year when I like to do something special for my boys teachers and bus drivers. Each year for teacher appreciation week I get their teachers a gift card to go out to eat. I mean, if anyone deserves a night off without having to cook, it’s a teacher. Then at the end of the school year, I also get nice gifts for the teachers as a way to thank them for such a great year with my kids. Of course, I always like to get something for the bus drivers, too. After all, they are responsible for getting my boys back and forth to school safely every day.
At Christmas time, I like to get festive when it comes to gift giving. I love to make sweet treats for the teachers and bus drivers and based on the feedback I have gotten from them in the past, my baked goods are always a hit. This year, the bus drivers and teachers are getting some delicious white chocolate peppermint fudge. It’s easy to make and I know it’s going to be a big hit.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 cup of Sugar
- 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
- 1-1/2 sticks butter
- Pinch of salt
- One 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips
- 1 small jar of marshmallow fluff
- 1 cup of peppermint baking bits
- 1 Tablespoon peppermint extract
Here’s what you do:
1. In a heavy bottom sauce pan, add butter, salt, heavy whipping cream, and sugar, then bring to a boil over medium heat.
2. Using a candy thermometer, wait until mixture reached 235-240 degrees (about 7 minutes).
3. Take your pan off heat and add in peppermint extract and mix well.
4. Add in marshmallow fluff and white chocolate chips, stir until melted.
5. Pour in your peppermint bits then pour your mixture into your pan.
6. Add a handful more of your Andes mints on top of your fudge.
7. Let set for a few hours in the fridge before you slice into small squares.
I am happy with the way it came out and I think that my boys teachers and their bus drivers are really going to love it.
Of course I needed a way to package the fudge up so I could give it to them, so I ran over to Walmart to stock up on Rubbermaid TakeAlongs. Rubbermaid has been around for 80 years, and it’s definitely a brand that I trust. Their food storage products have been helping to make the holidays a success for so many people, including myself!
Rubbermaid TakeAlongs come in a variety of convenient sizes and shapes to help transport whatever it is you’re looking to celebrate and share this holiday season. What’s even better is that Holiday Rubbermaid TakeAlongs come in a variety of festive holiday colors and prints including Red, Green, and holiday prints, so you can get even more festive when you’re transporting your food.
I grabbed some Rubbermaid TakeAlongs Deep Square and Rubbermaid TakeAlongs Rectangle. I liked the sizes and thought they would be the perfect size for my fudge!
I love that Rubbermaid TakeAlongs feature Quik Clik Seal™ technology, which keeps food secure and helps prevent spills in transport. Score.
They also feature soft, flexible, lids that grip the container tightly for a great seal, while featuring an easy to grab and open pull tab. Plus they are microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe.
The thing about me, is that when it comes to gift giving, I like to keep myself organized. I always seem to forget someone, which leaves me scrambling at the last minute to get them a gift. This year, I came up with this printable gift list to make sure that I don’t forget anyone on my list!
Would this help you stay organized, too? If so, go ahead and download it right here.
If you are heading to your local Walmart, you can find yourself a nice variety of Rubbermaid TakeAlongs products to help store and transport everything from baked goods to leftovers, and even deviled eggs. Some of the great TakeAlongs holiday selections include TakeAlongs Rectangle, TakeAlongs Deep Square, TakeAlongs Serving Bowl, TakeAlongs Serving Rectangle, TakeAlongs Rectangle, and the TakeAlongs Deviled Egg Tray.
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I would love to hear what kinds of gifts you give to your kids teachers & bus drivers.