I tried to make a video for this post 3 times and after the fourth time of not saving and having the kids distracting me I gave up. The kids were just excited to have all of the ingredients out to make fudge again. Why are we making Fudge again, because it’s a great home made baked gift that is easy to make, about 5.00 to make, and everyone loves it!
I packed up Miles in the van and off to Walmart we went. I set out just to get some baking goods, but then found so many other items that we use for cheaper than at the grocery store we usually go to, so I stocked up on things like refried beans, taco shells, and other necessities and I still came out of the store for under 25.00. We decided to make Fantasy Fudge, and only because the sugar was not as cheap as I was expecting it did actually cost us a little more than 5.00 to make Fantasy Fudge.
1 jar of Kraft Marshmallow cream (1.00)
Evaporated Milk (.78) Name Brand Carnation was only (1.00)
3 cups Sugar (2.59 of course you have to factor into how many cups of sugar are in the bag so this number is actually lower)
box and a half of Semi-Sweet Chocolate (1.79 + 89)
Total just over 5.00
So I decided to make a video after all!
I started thinking about the fact that some of the items cost more, but you are only going to be using a fraction of it in the ingredients. So Fantasy Fudge is closer to 5.00 to make than I first realized.
Walmart also has a lot of recipe ideas for other baked goods to give to your friends, family, and neighbors. Try out these different recipes for under 5.00.
Walmart also sent me some 5.00 Stocking Ideas!
Oral-B Smile and Play Pack (includes tooth brush, tooth paste and kids floss; Licensed: Toy Story 3, Disney Princesses, Cars, Spiderman, Sponge Bob) – $5.00
Select DVD Movie Titles (Talladega Nights, Caddyshack, The Karate Kid and more) – $5.00
Old Spice Classic Collection Gift Set (includes 1 cologne and 1 deodorant) – $5.00
Faded Glory Winter Apparel (including hats, gloves and cotton tights) – $1.00 – $5.00
Bodycology (including body mist, body cream or hand sanitizer) – $1.00 each
Holiday Time Games and Activities (multipacks range from 3-12 items per pack) – $1.00
Candy Assortments include Bob’s Candy Canes, Baby Bottle Pop Candy, Dubble Bubble or Tootsie Roll Reusable Banks, Starburst Fruit Chews and more – $1.00
I would love to hear your ideas? How do you give a quality gift for 5.00 or less?
I was provided with a gift card from Walmart to facilitate this review.