There is something magical about adding Lemon Fudge to holiday goody plates! I’m not sure if it’s the pretty bright yellow color, or the refreshing lemon flavor that makes it such a stand out! Either way, you are going to fall in love with Lemon Fudge and people are going to beg you for the recipe!
Lemon Fudge is such a welcome addition to my candy plates which happen to be filled with chocolate; 20 Minutes Christmas Crack, Cinnamon Bear Fudge, and Gummy Bear Bark, and Microwave Caramels. I will always be in love with chocolate but sometimes you just need a little change of pace. Something just a little different to offset all that sweetness. Usually I’m all about chocolate…and only chocolate…but this Lemon Fudge, it’s GOOD!
I’ve had this recipe on my blog for about a year now and it has become one of my most popular recipes! I always have good luck making this fudge but it seems that some of you are having trouble getting it to set up just right so I’m updating this post with a little more detail, a how to video, and a photo of the lemon pudding I use to make this fudge.
I’m wondering if people are trying to substitute instant pudding for the cook and serve style. For this recipe you must use cook and serve. Be sure to double check the box to make sure you’ve got the right kind! I use two of the 2.9 oz. size boxes and it always works perfectly!
Here’s a video so you can see exactly how I make my fudge. Although this is a super easy recipe to make, there are a few little tricks that will ensure success!
- Be sure to use exact measurements.
- You need to cook the pudding mixture for exactly one minute. Cooking it for less time than that will result in a soft, maybe even pudding like, texture. Cooking it longer will result in a super stiff fudge.
- If you do happen to end up with a super stiff fudge you can add a little milk, I’m talking a teaspoon at a time, then mix again. If the fudge is still too stiff you can repeat a few more times until you get the consistency you want. Remember though, it will set up a little as it sits in the fridge.
I got this Lemon Fudge recipe from my friend Klair several years ago and I’ve pretty much been dreaming about it ever since!
I’ve had several people ask me about substituting lemon root, and I’m not sure what else for the lemon pudding. I don’t really experiment with those alternative types of foods so I really don’t have any advice for you!
For those of you who want to use an off brand of pudding vs. Jell-o Cook and Serve Lemon Pudding…I’ve never tried them so I really can’t say.
And for those of you living in different countries and areas where Jell-O Cook and Serve Lemon Pudding isn’t available you can find it on Amazon!
Lemon Fudge is one of my very favorite candies to make and share during the holidays! Well, I love it in the spring too! You have to give it a try! It turns out perfect every time…if you follow the instructions exactly! Promise!
I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
If you click HERE, or on the grey box below it will take you to a printable of the recipe with the exact instructions and the printable recipe! Yup, an ingredient list, instructions, the whole nine yards!