Buttery crust, creamy lemony fudge, and a marshmallow white chocolate topping, even brûléed a little, if you like, get all that pie flavor in a sweet little candy bite with Lemon Meringue Pie Fudge.
Lemon Meringue Pie Fudge
Wow, today just capped off what has been one heck of a winter! And I live in Maryland, so I can’t even imagine how those of you in New England or Wisconsin, or heck even back in my home state of New Jersey are dealing with it. My boys have a serious case of cabin fever. By 9 o’clock this morning they were already on each others’ nerves. The Bug hadn’t been down in the kitchen for five minutes when he was already doing everything and anything other than what I asked him to do or not to do. When Mr. Independent went off to play on his own, Mr. Everybody Pay Attention To Me was not happy, and proceeded to do everything in his power to get Big Brother’s attention, things like throwing toys and ripping down the fort we had built in the den. This all just got Big Brother all worked up till they were both running around the house yelling, knocking each other over, climbing on the brand new dining room set. Now we do have a great place in the basement for them to run around and yell – except that Daddy had to work form home, and was down in the basement on teleconferences all day.
The little guy was just in a mood. Things that made him melt down today – I wouldn’t let him play in the pantry, I put his pants back on after I changed his diaper, I took his plate when he was done eating, I took his cup to the fridge to get him more milk after he asked for it, I wouldn’t let him climb into the fridge.
The big dude was actually pretty good, except that trying to take ten minutes to, you know, make lunch or was dishes or finally get Mr. Crankypants down for a nap was too much to ask for, because there was something that he absolutely needed right that very instant!!
It got to the point that I told The Hubby that he could stay inside, and I was going to go out and shovel the driveway. Well, I only got through about half of it (we have a big driveway), but I just NEEDED. TO. GET. OUT. You know it’s bad when I voluntarily go out in the cold. I loathe the cold.
Let me tell you, today was the day to finally break out my Young Living Essential Oils Starter Kit. So as I mentioned, I’ve signed on as an affiliate, though despite all of their uses, really I was most excited about using the oils in recipes. But I had the diffuser, I had the oils, and I was stressed to the extreme, so it was time to spread a little Joy into the air. It was actually quite soothing and pleasant, as was massaging a few drops of Frankincense into the temples of my spinning head. And in just a little but I’ll be heading off to bed, and as I get ready to settle in, I’m going to massage a little Panaway into my achy muscles from all of that shoveling.
But since you guys are here for the food, sometimes, after all the whining and yelling and running, you just need something sweet and cute and bright and fresh to remind you that spring is right around the corner (it is, right?!?!). Something like this…
How crazy cute is this Lemon Meringue Pie Fudge?! And guys, it tastes so good. It’s got that buttery crust, and the rich, fudgy layer that bursts with lemon flavor. And of course you need a meringue topping – in the form of white chocolate marshmallow fudge. So perfect!
I even broke out the kitchen torch to give it that bruleed look of meringue! But you don’t have to go all crazy. Squares taste just as good as little pie wedges…
Really, even the torch isn’t necessary…
But it is fun..
So are the wedges…
Can you tell I had some fun with these?!?!
And how did I get that luscious lemon flavor? Yep, you guessed it – from my Young Living Lemon Essential Oil. You can use it anywhere you would use lemon zest or lemon extract. About 1/8 teaspoon Lemon Essential Oil replaces about 1 Tablespoon of lemon zest or about 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract. Easy peasy! No more shredding your knuckles on the microplane!
Young Living Lemon Essential Oil is cold pressed from lemon rinds – about 3000 of them in one kilogram of oil. Young Living uses the most rigorous processes and quality controls in their unique Seed to Seal® process to ensure you are receiving the most pure product.
Lemon Essential Oil can be used for cleaning grease stains, sanitizing surfaces, adding to tea, marinating chicken, or in any of the wonderful recipes below that the Young Living team I am part of have come up with.
Wow, these recipes all look amazing!!
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How have you been dealing with the winter?
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- 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 4 Tablespoons melted butter
- 1½ cups white chocolate chips
- ½ can sweetened condensed milk
- ⅛ teaspoon Lemon Essential Oil or ½ teaspoon pure lemon extract
- 1-2 drops yellow food coloring, if desired
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- ½ cup marshmallow fluff
- ½ can sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and line an 8x8 square pan with aluminum foil, leaving some hanging over the edge of the pan.
- In a small bowl, combine crumbs and melted butter, tossing with a fork.
- Pour into the prepared pan and press down with a glass to pack tightly and form an even layer. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Set aside.
- Melt the 1½ cups white chocolate chips in a double boiler or a bowl set over a small sauce pan with simmering water over medium-low heat.
- Once melted, add half a can of sweetened condensed milk and the Essential Oil or extract. Stir until smooth and pour immediately over the graham cracker crust.
- Melt the 1 cup white chocolate chips in a double boiler or a bowl set over a small sauce pan with simmering water over medium-low heat.
- Add the marshmallow fluff and the rest of the can of sweetened condensed milk.
- Stir until it is smooth and immediately pour over the lemon layer.
- Refrigerate overnight. The next day, use the aluminum foil to lift the fudge out of the pan. Gently remove the foil and carefully cut into pie wedges or squares.
- Optional, press some of the crumbs that fall off onto one side of the wedges to make it look like a slice of pie, and use a kitchen torch to lightly brulee the top of the meringue fudge layer.
Here are some more lemony sweets…
- Lemon Creme Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes
- Crustless Lemon Strawberry Slow Cooker Cheesecake
- Whole Wheat Lemony Sugar Cookies
Plus some from my friends…
- Lemon Blueberry Energy Bites from The NY Melrose Family
- Creamy Lemon Tart from Magnolia Days
- Lemon White Chocolate Rice Krispy Treats from The Bitter Side of Sweet