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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Lemon Fudge

While it might not make sense I'm going to say it anyway... This Lemon Fudge is a 'lighter' fudge for Easter and spring. Unfortunately not lighter in calories, but lighter in color, flavor and ~feel~. It's creamy and sweet, the pale yellow is beautiful and the lemon flavor is mellow and smooth. This is just a happy little fudge folks, I think you'll like it if you try it:@)
Sprinkles can be changed up for St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day or even team colors for opening day... 
Actually, the fudge is really great plain too.
 I made a half batch in a bread pan lined with Reynolds Release and only added one drop of yellow food coloring.
  Fudge is a great treat for non-bakers to bring to a holiday dinner or party.
Easy and good, ya gotta love it!

Lemon Fudge-adapted from Through Clouded Glass and Recipe Lion
1 1/2 C sugar
2/3 C whole milk or cream-I used half and half
1/4 C butter
1 1/2 C white chocolate chips-I used Ghirardelli
1 Tblsp lemon extract
1 tsp lemon zest, optional-I added it
2-3 drops yellow food coloring if desired-I desired
Sprinkles for top, optional
  1. Place sugar, milk/cream and butter in pan. While stirring, bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Once it boils stop stirring and boil it for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir, add chips, extract, zest and food coloring. Stir vigorously until smooth (I gave up on the spatula and used a whisk). 
  4. Pour into a buttered 8x8 dish (I lined mine with Reynolds Release instead). Immediately add sprinkles and gently push into fudge.
  5. Cool at least 6 hours in the fridge, cut into squares and enjoy!
  6. Store in air tight container in fridge.

13 comments:

  1. Want to give this a try. Its seems like a nice change from that ole chocolate lol though I do like chocolate but I love Lemon anything almost.. Love the sprinkles. Pretty for a spring tea or summer one. Thank you for sharing. Happy Saturday with love Janice

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  2. Great idea for an Easter treat, Lynn! I love lemon desserts and would probably amp up the lemon zest even more :)

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  3. So pretty for Easter! I just made your Hershey kiss shamrocks :-)

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  4. I've never had lemon fudge...sounds and looks so good! So springy!

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  5. well! Ive never heard of lemon fudge.. but I am going to try this. I LOVE anything lemony! and those are sooo stinking cute! my brain is being consumed by easter colors, bunnies and chicks!
    have a great day and thanks for sharing!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  6. I love the idea of lemon fudge Lynn! Those bunny sprinkles are so festive too :)

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  7. Perfect for Easter and how clever to change the sprinkles for each holiday or celebration.
    Sam

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  8. That fudge looks lemony delicious, Lynn, and so pretty with the Easter sprinkles. I'll bet you're ready for Spring!

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  9. Sprinkles make everything happy Lynn, and the sound of lemon fudge sounds divine...
    Jenna

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  10. my teeth hurt just looking at it.

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  11. What a fabulous Easter treat! I've never thought of making a lemon fudge, but it sounds delicous! I love that you can make a half batch, too!

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  12. I love this idea! Perfect for Spring or Easter! Beautiful!!!

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  13. This is making my sweet tooth hungry, it looks so good! Looking forward to seeing you again at Full Plate Thursday tonight!
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Miz Helen

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