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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Key Lime Pie Fudge

This Key Lime Pie Fudge is such an easy recipe! It's creamy and full of lime flavor! Bonus, no thermometer needed! Make it with or without the graham cracker crust! #fudge #keylime #easy

Key Lime Pie Fudge - easy recipe! No thermometer needed! Make it with or without the graham cracker crust! #fudge #keylime #easy

A few weeks ago, I ran across a pin on Pinterest that was for Key Lime Pie Fudge. The only problem was, when you clicked on the link, it didn't take you to a recipe. Don't you just hate when that happens?! Ugh ..... so not cool. I decided to see if I could find a recipe online and there were a few to choose from. I adapted the recipe below to use things I already had on hand - and I loved that I didn't need a thermometer! Can you say, "Easy?" I love recipes like that - don't you?!

Key Lime Pie Fudge - easy recipe! No thermometer needed! Make it with or without the graham cracker crust! #fudge #keylime #easy

You can make this fudge with or without the graham cracker crust. Personally, I prefer it without - but, my family preferred it with the crust! If you don't want a crust, just skip that part of the recipe! :)

Key Lime Pie Fudge - easy recipe! No thermometer needed! Make it with or without the graham cracker crust! #fudge #keylime #easy

Key Lime Pie Fudge
Barely adapted from
Printable recipe
Yield: about 1½ lbs.

¼ cup (4 tbsp.) butter, melted
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 pkg (about 9 rectangles) graham crackers
2 bags (11 oz. each) Ghiradelli classic white chips
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp. finely grated lime zest
3 tbsp. lime juice

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 9x9-in. baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

Place the graham crackers in a food processor and pulse until they resemble fine crumbs. Add the butter and sugar and pulse just until mixed. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow to cool while you prepare the fudge layer. 

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each cooking time, until the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Add the zest and juice. Working quickly, mix until thoroughly combined. Evenly pour the fudge into the prepared pan over the graham cracker crust and smooth it out. Refrigerate 2-3 hours or until the fudge is completely set. 

Remove the fudge from the pan using the foil to lift it out. Use a sharp knife and cut the fudge into 1-inch squares. 

Store fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 2 weeks. Before serving, allow the fudge to come to room temperature for 15-20 minutes. 

Key Lime Pie Fudge - easy recipe! No thermometer needed! Make it with or without the graham cracker crust! #fudge #keylime #easy

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  1. I love key lime pie, so I had to click on this! Looks delicious and I am pinning it right now! Can't wait to try it!

  2. Mmmm.. I love key lime. This looks super delicious! Pinned

  3. What a great twist!! I would have never thought of this but now I am dying to try it!! Pinning!!


  4. Jamie, what a great take on key lime pie - yum! Yes, I totally hate when you click on a Pinterest link to nowhere - one of my major pet peeves! :) Love this and pinning! Have a happy Wednesday!

  5. I love key lime so this would be great. Can you use key lime juice instead of lime juice. I have lots of key limes. Might be a little tart.

    1. Absolutely, Bev!! I actually used key lime juice for mine!

  6. I love key lime I am so excited you have made this a fudge!

  7. Living in Florida, I LOVE KEY LIME PIE :-) I can't wait to try it in fudge form, for me the graham cracker is a must :-) pinning to remember this.
    Kristy @ 3 Peppers Recipes - Crafts, Cooking & Color

  8. Love key lime pie and, really, just about anything with key limes in them. Living in Florida I think it is a must! This looks absolutely fabulous and can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing on Wake Up Wednesdays.

  9. Those look AMAZING. I have to try them the minute i have a second!
    Found you via Thursday Favorite Things!

  10. Oh so delish, I cannot wait to try the Key Lime Fudge!....

    Soiree by Danielle Rollins Giveaway!

  11. What!!! I'm making this key lime fudge for my hubby, Thank you! and thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ♥

  12. Yummy, yummy! This fudge is the perfect flavor for summer! Thanks so much for sharing it at my first Creative Ways Link Party! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  13. Wow! This looks so delicious. I love that you added a crust!

  14. Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays last week. As one of the co-hosts, I will be featuring your recipe on Tasty Tuesdays tomorrow on my site, Detours in Life. Congrats! Please stop by and grab a feature button when you get a chance.

  15. Oh my goodness, and I just love the key lime flavor! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. This looks delicious! Your photos are beautiful too! It makes me want to reach right through the computer and grab one:)

  17. This looks GREAT! It's hard for me to find dessert recipes that my ultra healthy hubby will eat, but looking at the ingredients ... he would totally approve of this (without the crust). It's on the to-make list for this weekend! Thanks for sharing at Cook it! Craft it! Share it! last week. Hope to see you again tomorrow evening!

  18. My husband will love you for this recipe - his two favourite things in one :) Pinning immediately

  19. I think I may have fainted a little- this looks sooooo good. :) Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday, Jamie. I have pinned and shared on Facebook!

  20. Stopping by to say hi, all of your recipes look soooo delicious! I'm looking forward to exploring more around your blog!

  21. I love it when I see "easy recipes", especially when they look so great! This looks delicious and I can't wait to try it!! Would love you to link up to our linky party to share more of your awesome recipes :-)

  22. I absolutely LOVE Key Lime anything! Your fudge looks so tasty!

  23. I'm a new key lime fan, so this fudge is definitely a must-try!

  24. Key Lime Pie always makes me think of my honeymoon so, of course, I LOVE it! :) This looks fantastic!!!

  25. My husband has been asking for key lime pie... this might be a fun alternative. What a great idea!

  26. Do you think this would work with any kind of "hippie milk" instead of canned milk? My daughter and I can't have milk, so I was thinking about using coconut milk instead. Thoughts?

  27. I had just made this and it was a super easy treat for the kids, tastes perfect but I just used a gram cracker pie crust thanks good recipe


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