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Key Lime Fudge

Key Lime Fudge

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  • Yield: 2-1/2 pounds
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Chill 2 hrs

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If you wish, you can substitute fresh Key lime juice or regular lime juice for the bottled juice. Fresh Key limes can be found in Hispanic markets.


  • 3 cups white baking pieces
  • 1 14 - ounce can (1-1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons bottled Key lime juice or regular lime juice
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted if desired


  1. Line an 8x8x2- or 9x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter foil; set aside.
  2. In a heavy large saucepan stir baking pieces and sweetened condensed milk over low heat just until pieces are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in lime peel and lime juice. Stir in macadamia nuts.
  3. Spread mixture evenly into the prepared pan. If desired, sprinkle a few additional coarsely chopped macadamia nuts over the top. Cover and chill for 2 hours or until firm.
  4. Lift fudge from pan using edges of foil. Peel off foil. Use a knife to cut into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Makes 2-1/2 pounds fudge.


  • To Present This Gift... Glue the sequin string around the edge of the doily. Continue gluing the sequins around the doily until the circle is complete. Trim the excess. Let the glue dry. Place the doily on a cut-glass plate; stack fudge on top of doily.


  • Also try this... Replace the doily with a piece of art paper that has been cut into a circle using decorative-edge scissors.


  • To present this gift you will need... Thick white crafts glue, sequins on a string, paper doily, scissors, and cut-glass plate.

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