5 Minute Lemon Fudge
The first thought that comes to our mind when we think of a fudge recipe is chocolate. But what if you had a recipe for fudge candy with sweet and tangy flavors to it? This 5 Minute Lemon Fudge recipe, for instance, will have you instantly fall in love. Sometimes, it is unfair that lemon dessert recipes are so underrated. The flavors in this simple fudge recipe are perfectly sour and lemony yet balanced and sweet with sugar. When there are too many cinnamon based dessert recipes floating around this time of the year, this vibrant and bright yellow lemon fudge will come to rescue for that cinnamon fixation. Add it to your Christmas dessert platter, and your guests will not say no. You are just going to need five ingredients and five minutes aside to make this recipe. Also, you’ll be happy to know that this recipe is super budget-friendly and also very popular among lemon flavor lovers. You can store the fudge in an airtight jar in the fridge.
The one main thing about lemon dessert recipes is that the more you add real lemon juice and zest, the better they turn out. If you add bottled juice or lemon extract, they may not taste as good. For best results, keep the ingredients as wholesome and real as possible. If at some point you’re unable to find lemons you can substitute this recipe with limes or oranges. This recipe uses instant lemon pudding mix to the fudge. But if you’re strictly a real lemon fan, you can make a from-scratch lemon pudding at home and use that towards this recipe. Using an instant lemon pudding mix during this time of the year makes sense especially when lemons are a tad bit expensive. While it is not recommended to overeat anything that uses artificial flavors and extracts, this instant lemon pudding is ok to eat in moderation. Lemon is full of vitamin C and has essential minerals like calcium, potassium, and dietary fiber. Lemon nutrition is essential for building healthy immune system because lemon juice is believed to have antibacterial properties. In fact, it has been proven that if you drink a warm glass of lemon water on an empty stomach in the morning, it helps with gut problems and builds a healthy digestive system.
Keep in mind to use the exact proportion of ingredients to help the fudge set well. If there is a difference in the ratio of liquid to dry ingredients, the fudge may not set as per desired consistency. Cook the pudding as per the instructions on the box or precisely for one minute. Cooking it for less than a minute may lead to a runny texture or if you cook longer may make the fudge tad bit hard. In case the fudge seems harder than usual, you may want to add extra milk and mix again until you get the desired consistency. It is recommended that you add just one teaspoon at a time. The fudge when hot will seem a bit gooey and runny, but it will set up and become firm as it starts to cool down. If you want, you can also add some white chocolate chips or marshmallow fluff to this recipe to make it more fun and tasty.
Thank you to Amy at Little Dairy On The Prairie recipe blog for sharing this easy 5 Minute Lemon Fudge recipe with us. For more fun desserts, healthy recipes and food tips you can visit Amy’s food blog. Enjoy a mouthful of this tangy lemon fudge candy oozing with flavor today!
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