Cherry Limeade Microwave Fudge

Have you ever tried Sonic’s cherry limeade? If you have not, you are certainly missing out. I personally love their diet version, but both kinds make a perfect summer drink. I am one of those weirdoes that prefers not drink their calories. I’d rather save those for treats like these! I don’t know why I am discussing calories on a baking blog. Looking through my recipe index, you could confirm that it does not seem to be a high priority, but I digress. I love the fact a large is only 20 calories (versus 340).

Anyway, there is no better drink for the July heat. I decided I wanted to commemorate it with a candy version of it. Forewarning: THIS STUFF IS SWEET!! I am not going to lie. It is definitely one of those candies that should be cut into small pieces, and eaten sparingly to avoid a sugar crash. If you have ever had old fashioned candy fudge, then you will know exactly what I am talking about.

I know you are probably appalled that I used the word “microwave”(in the post’s title), but please let me redeem myself.

First of all, nothing is better during these hot summer months than a “no-bake” recipe. It is so much better than heating up the whole house just to bake some cookies. Many recipes may be worthy of that, but this one doesn’t make you.

No one will ever guess you used a microwave to make it. I promise! It tastes like it is much harder to make than it really is. It is all a matter of assembling the ingredients, heating, and mixing.

You can top them with sprinkles, but I decided to drizzle some melted green candy wafers, to tie in with the cherry limeade theme. I hope you enjoy making this simple yet refreshing candy.

Just like cherry limeade, this fudge will become a new summer staple!

You will need:

Line an 8×8 square baking dish with nonstick foil

Place water and butter (cut into tablespoon-sized pieces) in microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 1 to 2 minutes until butter is melted.

Add white chocolate chips or candy wafers

Microwave for an additional 30-45 seconds until it becomes a syrupy consistency. Be careful not to overheat.

Add pudding mix, and stir until it is completely dissolved. Add cherry and lime oil.

Stir in confectioner’s sugar one cup at timeĀ until it is all mixed together.

Spread into prepared baking dish. Smooth with a spatula, and allow it to cool completely.

Cut into small squares.

Optional: Melt additional candy wafers with 1 tablespoon of vegetable shorting, and spoon into piping bag. Drizzle on cooled candy squares.