Mr. Meat Eater loves all things key lime. I, on the other hand, could cheerfully live without it. Since he’s such a nice guy, I make something key lime once in awhile.
I had seen a picture of key lime fudge on Pinterest but there was no recipe attached (that makes me crazy, btw) so I hunted around and found this recipe on Real Mom Kitchen. We had a few friends over and I was tired of making chocolate fudge so I decided to try this fudge. Much to my surprise, everyone loved it! I took a bite and found it was not as sweet as I thought it would be and I would have liked more lime taste to it. Everyone else thought it was perfect as is.
For the crust, I just followed the pie crust recipe on the box of graham cracker crumbs (just like Real Mom Kitchen did) so I am not going to write it out here but if anyone needs it, let me know.
Key Lime Fudge
Graham cracker crust following recipe on graham crumbs box
16 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp butter
1 lime, zested
3 tbsps key lime juice or lime juice ~ I use Nellie and Joe’s Key Lime Juice
Preheat oven to 350º and line a 9×9 baking dish with aluminum foil. Butter the foil and set aside.
Place the mixed graham crust ingredients and spread in the pan evenly and press down slightly when even.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Place in a saucepan, the chopped white chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, and 1 tbsp butter. Cook on low heat until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in zest and lime juice.
Carefully pour this mixture over the crumb crust and even out carefully with a spatula.
Cover and refrigerate for 12 hours.
Before cutting, sprinkle a few graham crumbs from the box if desired.
Using the foil, remove the fudge from the pan and cut into small squares. Discard foil.
Makes about 24 pieces of fudge depending on how large you cut the squares.