Ahhh, dare I say summer is almost gone and then soon comes the most wonderful time of the year, Autumn. Cooler temperatures, football, pumpkin treats, football, Halloween, football….it’s an awesome time.
Even though fall is my favorite time of the year, there are a few things I will miss about summer. One thing I will miss is the abundance of lime and other citrus-flavored goodies. I love lime, so when I saw this recipe for Key Lime Pie Fudge*, I knew I just had to try it.
This recipe did not disappoint. It was easy and super delicious. I love the two different textures it yields from the crust and the fudge. The buttery goodness from the graham cracker crust and the sweet and tartness from the fudge. A pretty awesome way to say goodbye to Summer.
*Note – I realize that key lime pie is not truly “lime” color, however, I couldn’t resist dropping a few tiny drops of green food coloring in the fudge mixture.
KEY LIME PIE FUDGE
(This is “melt in your mouth” AMAZING! It’s easy to make as well and taste like a slice of smooth and creamy Key Lime Pie. Don’t believe me? Try it yourself and see!)
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 2/3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 large marshmallows
2 cups white chocolate chips
1/4 cup lime rind, grated (about 4 limes)
2 tablespoons key lime juice
1 cup finely grated graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup melted butter (or margarine)
1/4 cup sugar
2 drops green food coloring (that is what I added to get that color)
Line an 8×8″ pan with wax paper.
Mix together graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, melted butter or margarine in a bowl until well blended.
Press mixture into an 8 x 8″ pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes.
Combine the milk, 1 2/3 sugar and salt in a large, heavy saucepan and cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; stirring constantly.
Once mixture begins to boil, cook it for 8 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and stir in the marshmallows, chocolate, food coloring, lime rind and lime and mix well until mixture is melted and smooth.
Pour into prepared pan and cool completely.
Cut into 1 inch squares to serve.