Welcome to Chocolate Candy Mall's monthly newsletter, Charmingly Chocolate. This month we'll provide you with delicious Father's Day chocolate gift ideas to warm Dad's heart and make him king for a day.

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June 1, 2007 - Issue #1

It is amazing how quickly this year has been flying past. It's June and Father's Day is upon us. I thought you might enjoy some delicious ideas for a chocolate Father's Day gift for your Dad.

Really, there is nothing quite as nice as making some yummy homemade treat to make dad feel cherished and loved. Here is a lovely fudge recipe that was given to me by a good friend. It's mouthwatering!

Father's Day Fudge

  • 3 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips or pieces
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • Dash salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence or another flavoring of choice
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts and/or marshmallows, optional
  1. Line an 8” x 8” pan with waxed paper or baking paper

  2. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, combine chocolate with condensed milk, and stir until completely melted.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.

  4. Spread evenly into wax-paper lined 8” square pan. Chill 2–3 hours or until firm.

  5. Turn fudge onto cutting board, peel off paper and cut into squares.

  6. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Consider looking for a nice cookie tin to put the fudge in to make a nice presentation for Dad. Alternately, you could use an interesting candy dish or tray wrapped with cellophane and a decorative bow.

Visit Chocolate Candy Mall for other chocolate fudge recipes or recipes for various homemade chocolate candy.

Give Dad A Gift Of Nostalgia

clark bars

Another clever idea for a memorable Father's Day gift is to treat your Dad to the gift of some of his old favorites.

Choose a combination of candy that your dad used to eat as a boy or young man. Depending on his age, that may be Clark bars, Mallow Cups, Chunky, Zagnut, or some other hard to find treat.

Don't know where to find these outdated delights? There are two places that I go when I'm looking for nostalgic candy. One of them is the Vermont Country Store Candy Counter. and the second is the Old Time Candy Company.

My friends at the Old Time Candy Company have even offered my readers a special 5% discount for the month of June on all their orders. All you have to do to take advantage of this great deal is to be sure and include this coupon code: 05566 when you place your order.

Candy Bar Card

Finally, one of my favorite ideas is to design your own Father's Day Candy Bar Card. You can make one yourself, or help your kids make one for their dear old dad.

All you need is a piece of posterboard, some markers, and, of course, the candy bars!

If you are a bit creative or just want to let the kids have a blast, add some sparkle with glitter and glue, paint, ribbon or other crafty tidbits.

Attach the candy bars in the appropriate places in each sentence. For instance...

You're the best dad in the whole MILKY WAY, etc.

If you need more ideas on creating your masterpiece, check out my page on chocolate candy bar cards.

Dad deserves to be spoiled at least once a year! Whether you decide to create your own scrumptious gift or order something to be delivered, be sure to do it up right and let your own father know how special he really is in your life.

Happy Summer!

I hope you enjoyed this issue of Charmingly Chocolate. If you have any feedback or comments you'd like to share with me, just reply to this zine and let me know. I'd love to hear from you.

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