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Orange Hot Fudge Sauce: Neighbor Gift Idea

Haven’t planned your neighbor gifts yet? It’s not too late!

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!

orange hot chocolate sauce neighbor gift idea

I adapted the recipe from …

… one from Your Home Based Mom. Head over there to see the plain chocolate version.

Orange Hot Fudge Sauce
  • Zest of one orange, cut into strips
  • 2 cups of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 can Evaporated Milk (1⅓ cup)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Orange Extract
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla
  1. Melt the chocolate chips, milk, butter and powdered sugar in a heavy sauce pan.
  2. Add the orange zest.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring all the while.
  5. After 4 minutes, turn off the heat and take out the orange zest strips. Let the mixture cool and get thicker.
  6. After about 10 minutes, add the vanilla and orange extract and stir to incorporate.
  7. 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.
from tatertotsandjello.com

make orange hot fudge sauce neighbor gifts


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

Here are a couple other neighbor gift ideas, each with free printables:

mini loaf pan printables

Mini Loaf Pan Printables

jingle free printables

Jingle and Merry Muffin Pan Printables

Happy Holidays!! 


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  1. This looks so amazing! I hope you’ll have a great and merry Christmas with your family and friends! xoxo
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  2. What a simply great idea and you can never go wrong with chocolate. Have a great holiday and thank you for sharing.
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  3. It is always a problem what to present to your neighbors and this decision is really creative. I think that they will love this gift, because you have made it with love specially for them.
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  4. I LOVE the labels! Won’t you be MY neighbor? :) You are so talented! The photos are so great too!