Lemon Meringue Pie Fudge

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When I was two, I fell on my face and killed my front tooth. It required a root canal (which is my first memory) and I then lived with a green front tooth until, oh, I think first grade.

I had braces twice, the second time having to have four adult  teeth pulled.

When I had my wisdom teeth pulled they were impacted, which caused me to lose 9 lbs in 3 days and if I remember correctly, I got an infection.

After Jordan was born I went to a new dentist who got his dental license from the Donald Duck school of dentistry. He was a quack if I ever saw one. But me, being in the throes of postpartum and needing my teeth cleaned in the 45 minutes until I needed to nurse, I ignored my instincts. This man’s “special beeping machine” told me I needed 5 cavities filled. I also needed a crown for a chipped tooth, which ended in a root canal that some cartoon character taught him to do. Shortly after this debacle, I went to the endodontist 3 times to re-do the just done root canal, and I have pain in that tooth to this day.

You could say I have dentist issues. I go…but it’s a stressful week before and a gut-wrenching 45 minutes of expecting them to tell me I have cavities, need teeth pulled, root canals, or Bugs Bunny and Tweety are going to show up in a lab coat and perform my exam.

So when my husband told me he was going back to the dentist to have an edge of his tooth fixed (it’s sharp) and told me he was only slightly nervous because they weren’t using novocain, I looked at him like he had two heads.

“Tell them to use the novocain,” I said.

“Well, no,” he replied. “It doesn’t need it. I had the guy check it when I was there to see if it would hurt and it didn’t. I want to avoid the extra 30 minutes it would take to get the shot.”

I’m sorry to my dear husband, but that last sentence was in a foreign language to me. He had the guy test it? What does that even mean?

I swear, if they offered the gas for a cleaning I would take it.

I don’t get this whole “let’s see if it hurts” mentality. NO DUDE. I don’t want it to hurt AT ALL. Give me drugs, and give them to me NOW.

So yeah, sometimes my husband and his manly bravado befuddles me.

What doesn’t befuddle me? Fudge with crust. I’ve done it before. I don’t know where this came to me, except that I had some lemon shortbread left over from the same shipment that brought me this addiction. When you have lemon shortbread, you must make crust.

The rest just followed, organically, I guess.

The topping was supposed to be an even layer on the top, like meringue on a pie. It didn’t work that way, so I swirled it and, you know what? I think I liked that better.

{I think fudge with crust is my new addiction. I loooooooooove it.}

Now, I know if eat too much of this I’ll have to go to hell the dentist. But that’s why I brush my teeth three times a day and ignore the chipped off crown that the dentist said was fine for a few months a year ago.

Fudge is waaaaaay better than a teeth cleaning. Plus, it’s soft. You can gum it before the novocain wears off.

Lemon Meringue Pie Fudge

Ingredients

    For the Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs (shortbread, lemon shortbread, or lemon cookies - I used 1 package of lemon shortbread cookies)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted*
  • For the Fudge:
  • 4 cups (2 bags) white chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure lemon extract
  • 2-3 drops yellow food coloring, if desired
  • 3/4 cup marshmallow fluff

Instructions

  1. Mix cookie crumbs and butter and press into an 8x8 or 9x9 pan that has been coved with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool while you prepare filling.
  2. Place one cup of white chocolate chips in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place remaining 3 cups of white chocolate chips in a medium saucepan. Add the sweetened condensed milk and heat over medium-low heat, stirring, until melted.
  4. While you are cooking the chips and SCM in the pan, place the bowl of chips in the microwave and heat, on 50% power, for about 1-2 minutes, stirring each 30 seconds.
  5. Once the chips and SCM in the pan have melted, remove from heat and stir in lemon extract and food coloring. Pour over crust.
  6. Working quickly, stir fluff into the white chocolate chips you melted in the microwave. The chocolate will seize a little, but that’s okay. If needed, microwave an additional 15 seconds to help the mixture stir together. Drop chunks of the fluff mixture on top of the lemon fudge and use a knife or offset spatula to swirl into the top. Cool on counter for about 10-15 minutes and then chill until set. Slice and serve.

Notes

I used lemon shortbread cookies with a high butter content. Therefore, I didn’t need very much butter to get them to bind together. If you use a cookie that isn’t as buttery, you may need an extra tablespoon or two of butter. When you mix the crumbs and butter, the mixture should press together easily in your hands. If it falls apart, add a little more butter.

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Comments

  1. Laughing gas all the way!

    They know not even to come within 5 feet of me until I’m so gassed up that I can’t lift my arms. This came after I seriously backhanded the dentist when he came at me with a needle.

    Pie looks FANTASTIC!
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  2. Dang girl, I would have dentist issues too if I were you. Teeth pain is the worst. Your fudge looks amazing..
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  3. Um… TOTALLY AGREED on all dental points mentioned above!! And this fudge looks SO incredible! Lemon is SUCH and weakness of mine. But with crust and fluff????? omg…………
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  4. Ugh. I so hate the dentist. It seems like no matter how hard I try, I always end up with cavities. Maybe because I’d eat way too much of things like this fudge? :) Lemon makes me think of summer, and I love that right now!
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  5. Woah. And there is the lemon I’ve been waiting for! I love this! And this crust I can handle…way easier than a pie crust :)
    As for the dentist…is it weird then for me to admit I freaking love the dentist? I wish I could go more than my every 6 months! I know, right? Who loves the dentist??? Yep, this girl.
    Would it also be funny if I admitted when I was in 7th grade I had a cavity (not my first, and not my last), but I had it filled with no novacaine. I had a cheering event and didn’t want my mouth numb. (are you more shocked that I had no drugs or that I was a cheerleader)?!?!
    ANywhooo…did I mention I love this fudge????
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  6. Ok, the saying great minds thing alike is really true:-) Guess what fudge I made over the weekend? Yup, you guessed it…lemon meringue:-) I love that you added a crust to yours though. It looks awesome that way, just like real pie!!!! And the dentist…I don’t mind going. I’m not crazy like Aimee and like to go, but I don’t mind it.
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  7. Love your dental stories! Does anyone actually like going to the dentist?? I had my wisdom teeth pulled and I woke up with 2 black eyes. Maybe my dentist didn’t like me either?? LOL

    I love this fudge recipe. Lemon is such a refreshing taste and gives me a break from chocolate. Thanks for posting! I’ll totally make this!
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  8. Okay, this looks crazy good. Love that you put a crust on your fudge! And it looks so light and fluffy…almost like there are no calories involved! :-) I’m with Jocelyn, I don’t mind the dentist, but I certainly don’t like to go like Aimee does.
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  9. Too funny! I’ve never had novacaine…don’t need it. Seems I was apparently born with a very high threshold for pain and have had crowns down, root canals, and fillings without it. I have a great dentist and she says she tells all her patient’s about me–the freak of nature!
    Now that fudge looks divine and I can almost taste it. XOXO
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  10. So Much Fudge Tonight! I am in heaven! I have Dentist Issues also. Mine growing up was my Uncle. So you would think it would be a nice experience with a family member. NOPE! I hope that you never have a bad dentist again! = )

  11. This looks amazing Dorothy–love it, and am pinning!
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  12. This looks so good! Lemon pie fudge, oh my. The dentist, however can bite it. Every time I go they find something wrong with my teeth, yeah, buddy guess what you ain’t touching my teeth until something hurts! My childhood dentist was horrible, he was a big fat man and would not use novicane. The whole time he drilled he would say “do you want me to give you a shot?”. What 6 year old is going to say yes to that? So he would lay on me to keep me still and drill, baby drill. What I can’t figure out is why how I can even walk into a dentist nowadays after that torture.

  13. I love you. And I understand completely your distaste for the dentist. While I never had bad dental experiences (even though, one time, during a tooth-pull, I DO remember being conscious.. yuck), my dad has AWFUL experiences with dentistry since my grandma went to the least qualified person EVER in probably the shadiest dentist “office” ever to save a buck when he was a kid. Needless to say, I think we finally found a dentist who does cleanings with gases! I’ll give you their #–don’t let me forget! Anywho, this fudge looks awesome. I would totally gum the hell out of it.
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  14. This looks awesome! I only had two cavities and no big issues until this August – cracked a molar that had an amalgam filling. I had a composite filling put in as a “wait and see” approach. Filling was adjusted three times due to high spots by a different dentist and still have issues two months later of some pain when I chew on hard stuff, like seeds. I am afraid at the thought of RTC.

  15. This looks awesome! I only had two cavities and no big issues until this August – cracked a molar that had an amalgam filling. I had a composite filling put in as a “wait and see” approach. Filling was adjusted three times due to high spots by a different dentist and still have issues two months later of some pain when I chew on hard stuff, like seeds. I am afraid at the thought of RCT

  16. Oh my stars, this looks amazing! Your pics brought me over from Whimsy Wednesday. I’m definitely pinning so I can make this soon!

  17. oh my go this is GENIUS! I love shortbread, totally on a shortbread crave right now so this is just the ticket :D

  18. Love this fudge! I also like the idea of swirling the meringue in. I don’t know many people who actually like going to the dentist …. But going now is a lot different than when I was a kid – it’s not as “scary”.
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  19. First of all – I love your humor! Second, sorry about the tooth. Third, my dad, and I will love these puppies!
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  20. love the adorable “pie” slices of this fudge Dorothy! I am OBSESSED – read: OBSESSED with lemon meringue pie – or really, any lemon-y desserts. An dI love making fudge – esp fudge that tastes like other desserts lol. ;) So many pretty swirls on top!
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  21. I loooovvveeee all things lemon but I’ve never seen it in a fudge. Must try soon…..pinned!
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  22. I hate the dentist but mine is amazing, so I have to say it could be worse and those little tiny pie slices are adorable!
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  23. Love the addition of the crust :)
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  24. This is genius — the combo sounds wonderful. I never would have thought of lemon meringue mixed with fudge but it just seems lighter than normal fudge. I was also a kid when I fell on my face and broke my front tooth — root canal as well. I share in your pain! :)
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  25. Dorothy. It is a long standing fact on my mother’s side of the family that nothing good comes from going to the dentist. So I didn’t. For NINE years. Nine. I ended up with nine cavities. I still stand by my original decision.
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  26. Oh my GOOOOSSSSHHHHH!!!! This looks so so good, I love how you cut the fudge into little pie shapes. And yeah, what’s up with men and trying to be all, man-ish? Seriously… drugs are for a reason!
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  27. Oh man, I feel for you! HOW do we get ‘professionals’ like that? Like they bribed some seedy official to sign off on their re-certification/continuing education classes.
    What I don’t feel bad about is that you’ve already gotten to have your fill of this fudge, while I’m left here wishing I had some!
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  28. OMG, I don’t care about your dentist woes, I just want this fudge. I really am drooling right now. I had another fudge I wanted to make this week but I think it’;s going to have to get bumped. Crust on (really under) fudge, genius!
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  29. This dessert was meant for my mom, Pinning it!
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  30. I knocked my front tooth up into my head when I was two, and my oldest did the same thing. It seems to be genetic ;) I avoid the dentist like the plague so when I go, it’s always bad news.

    I think my heart stopped when I saw your fudge. SO gorgeous. Probably the most gorgeous fudge I’ve ever seen.

    PS- What program do you use now to edit your photos? Your fonts are way better than mine…
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  31. This idea is brilliant! I’m totally making it very very soon! :)
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  32. This looks so wonderful and I absolutely cannot wait to try it!
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  33. I have dentist issues too that started before I needed braces. They pulled 6 of my teeth out to make room. All the needles. *shudder* Then the orthodontist slipped with his pliers in my mouth – not so good.

    After thinking about those memories, I’ll need some of this fudge. And you totally went there with the crust. I love that you’ve used lemon shortbread for the crust. But meringue in the fudge.. genius. Love it.
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  34. Yikes! You have had some truly awful dental experiences. On the bright side you make some mean fudge! I love the crust. I looooove the photos. And I really love that this fudge totally looks like the real pie! So awesome, girl!
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  35. ok, this had me cracking up. The dentist is my least favorite place ever. PS – I had braces twice too! Anyway, this looks absolutely delicious – lemon desserts are my fave!! Pinning this!
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  36. This is THE most amazing fudge recipe I’ve every seen, Dorothy! And reading the first few paragraphs about your experience with the dentist almost made me pass out… I spent 30 minutes crying outside the dentist, when the only reason I was going there was to have a cavity filled! You’re definitely right about this fudge – even if all my teeth drop out because I never go to the dentist ever again, I’ll still be able to eat it!
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  37. Don’t get me started on the dentist! My brother used to call me snaggle tooth. So lets just say there was a lot of time spent at the dentist and ortho. Then my hubby decided to not go to the dentist for 7 years before he married me. Ended up with half a tooth, followed by a root canal, multiple fillings, a crown and $5000 less in savings. UGH. Dentists.
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  38. I’d have issues if I had all that dental experience! I guess I didn’t know how lucky I was! I’m really hoping it stays that way…I’m lucky because I have an aunt that cleans my teeth for me and that’s about all I do.

    Seriously, fudge with crust is an amazing idea!
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  39. from your fudge board to mine! how am i just seeing these cute little pie slices of yum?
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  40. This looks amazing! I love shortbread and fudge. How can it be wrong? And I loved your post too!
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  41. Oh yum, I can not wait to try out this recipe! Thanks for sharing :)
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  42. Congratulations! You have won a lifetime feature on my Wall of Fame with this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! I will send you a private mail on Facebook with the details!
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  43. Yikes – sorry about all your dental problems! I have mostly had good experiences though I now have 3 crowns and am just in my early 40′s. Starting to wonder if I should just get the false teeth now – LOL! Oh my yum to the fudge – wow!! My hubs would love this so much!
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  44. This looks delicious! I am pinning it :)
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  45. Just love ur website and all ur receipes and of course the ranting ,raving, and funnyiness! Best of luck with the dentist. I had a dentist that I loved for 20 some odd years, would come back from CA once a year just to have him clean my teeth! First time I meet him, he had a Ronald McDonald Wig on (u know that Rainbow one on!) anyway…I’ve bite him a zillion times,…not meaning too, but when they say Bite down…I do! (LOL) . He retired alas and I’ve got another one that is very nice too and of course I’ve bit him too!!! did I mention I have very sharp teeth? anyway best wishes with a good dentist, they will keep ur heart healthy by eliminating plaque the same stuff that clogs ur arteries..so keep going! Still have most of my teeth at 55 yeah had one wisdom tooth removed!

  46. Oh wow, that looks so good! I definitely have to try it.
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  47. oh my! oh MY! OH MY!!!!!!!!
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  48. Featuring tonight Dorothy!
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  49. Dorothy,
    OMG this looks amazing! I love anything lemon and can’t wait to try this! YUM. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful rest of the week
    Michelle

  50. Oh, I can totally relate to your dentist horrors. I hate to say it but I had to sue my dentist after he caused a problem that resulted in loosing three teeth and having to replace them with very expensive implants. It was a nightmare. I should have listened to my gut when I first met this quack. I always felt he didn’t know what he was doing, and I was right. The good news; I won the lawsuit and got just enough money to cover my dental bills. I think dentists are much like auto mechanics. I don’t feel like I can trust too many of them. If my old dentist wanted a new car, he would tell me I had three more cavities that needed filled. If he waned to go to Hawaii, I needed a root canal. My new dentist is great and I’m so happy I found him, but I still have lots of reservations just like you.
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  51. Oh my gosh I saw this one Joan’s site and about passed out. This is stunning. I need to make this asap. Such beautiful photos too.

  52. OMGOSH…there are very few things in the world that I am actually afraid of but the DENTIST is one of them. Please forgive but I so had to just skim through that part of your post. LOL I feel ya and I would be hollaring for drugs, gas or perhaps both in large quantities!!

    Now as far as the fudge recipe…thank you thank you thank you very much for sharing it with us. I am going to put this on my Christmas goodies list for sure.

    Hugs,
    Regi
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  53. Mmmm….this looks fabulous! Pinning this right now!
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  54. This looks so incredible! We are headed to the grocery store tomorrow morning! Yummy!
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  55. Does this have to be kept refrigerated? Hope not, I would love to mail some to family!

    • I think it would last okay, depending on where it’s going. It stays pretty firm, even when room temp. Try to mail it on a Monday, that way it’ll be sure to get there faster, without a weekend interrupting it! :)

  56. This looks fantastic! I can’t wait to try it!

    We don’t have marshmallow fluff in Oz as far as I know, do you think this http://whatscookingamerica.net/Candy/MarshmallowFluff.htm would be a suitable replacement? I like to make things from scratch as much as possible, so bring it right back to the start just feels like a fun challenge! :-)

    Looking forward to hearing from you, would love a different recipe if that one’s not the best! Thank you!

  57. There is only one problem with your story that you relate from when you were 2 years old. You said that you had a root canal from falling on your tooth. I quote from your post “When I was two, I fell on my face and killed my front tooth. It required a root canal (which is my first memory) and I then lived with a green front tooth until, oh, I think first grade.” It is impossible to have a root canal at the age of 2 years old, since the tooth at that age has NO ROOT. Anyhow, otherwise a charming story…

    • Well, it’s not impossible, since I had one. :) They did something to make the tooth stay in so I wouldn’t be without a tooth for so many years. Maybe it was a different name, but that’s what the dentist and my parents and everyone called it! And I remember it very clearly. :)

      • I also had a root canal at the age of 2…not fun and I have had a grand fear of dentists ever since…..since I was so young, they did it apparently without any drugs….though no memory of that…my mother tells me the stories though….ugh….my tooth was brown not green until it fell out…kindergarten…..I fell into a car door with mine……I feel your pain….

    • Please note: it is possible to have a root canal @ that age. As I am in the dental field.
      (Pediatric root canal) it saves the space for your secondary tooth to come in, as not to disrupt spacing.
      So it is not uncommon or unheard of as we do a lot of these……. So before you accuse someone of telling tales, I suggest you do some research!!! Now back to your recipes & site I Love it:)

  58. I came for the fudge but the dentist I cry. I was actually told by one that the reason I had bad teeth was because I was fat.
    Then one tried to talk me into drilling out all of my cavities for those fancy white fillings. the one I let him do I discovered I am allergic!
    But my current dentist uses gas for cleanings and that is why I chose him. He gets me!

  59. Jennifer says:

    I really want to make this but what is marshmellow fluff? I am in NewZealand and have never heard of it….

  60. OMG…I totally could’ve written this post. Hate the dentist. And have had one quack that messed up my six front teeth! After writing that, I need fudge. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  61. Wow, the comments have really gotten off track for this recipe. I just wanted to comment on the fudge. (Admittedly, however, your story was scary, yet funny.)

    Okay, for the fudge… what are the words I’m looking for… oh yea….. OH MY GOD!!! This fudge is friggin’ amazing! I thought I had done something wrong when I couldn’t spread the “meringue” but I pulled your blog up and noticed that I did exactly what you did (you would have thought I would have read the entire blog before I tried this recipe, but I didn’t. Truthfully, someone shared just the recipe on Facebook and I went from there.)

    This fudge has a truly amazing flavor, or should I say flavors. I had a hard time finding lemon shortbread cookies, but I did find lemon cookies from Pepperidge Farm. I used premium white chocolate (none of that bark stuff for me). And your tip about adding an additional 15 seconds in the microwave when trying to mix the fluff with the chocolate was perfect.

    The bottom line…. this is a prize winning recipe that I just may have to steal and enter in the Orange County Fair (giving you all the credit of course)!

    Thanks so much for posting this and all the other nummies I’m just discovering on your blog. I’ll be back for more!

  62. I officially hate you! Just kidding, I want to make this so bad! Have you ever made lemonies? They’re the lemon version of brownies.. I recently did a post of 10 lemon recipes, too bad I didn’t see this one to include it. I’d love to try this.. NOW!!!
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  63. Barbara Melton says:

    this looks absolutely HEAVENLY, I will definitely be trying this recipe. Thank you for posting it. I’m sorry about your dentist troubles, I did however do some chuckling when it came to your husbands way of thinking lol I hope you find a good dentist soon, or at least one that you can trust.

  64. Where has this been all my life?
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  65. Ramona K says:

    Walmart sells Lemon Meringue marshmallows. Do you think I can use them instead of the fluff?

    Thanks
    Ramona

    • They might not spread much – the topping would probably be more like a marshmallow puffy topping. I’ve had troubles with melting marshmallows and chocolate together. But if you try it, let me know how it turns out!

  66. I saw the pic of these…showed the pic to the man….asked if he’d like me to make them…he immediately said OH YEAH…lol…they turned out looking almost exactly as yours do! it was a fairly easy recipe to follow..I used the whole jar of fluff though…I shouldn’t have…it just seemed easier than measuring it. Never worked with fluff before..STICKY stuff!!!! Anyways…the man loved them! :) Thanks for the recipe they’re pinned on my “favourite recipes ” board :)

  67. Hi there, yes Woolies does have marshmellow fluff here in Australia, can also buy a similar product from The Reject Shop.
    How long in advance can I make this recipe?
    Thanks

  68. So Sorry, I forgot to mention the terminology for pediatric root canal, it is called a Pulpotomy !!!!

  69. I, too, share your fear of dentists and the pain associated with it! Your recipe looks devine!

  70. OMG these look DIVINE!! Anything lemon dessert is my favorite!! Question though, can you use Meyer lemon juice instead of extract? Maybe even throw in some lemon zest?? Does the extract taste artificial at all? I use Penzey’s spices so I’m sure there’s is genuine extract but I try and use ‘from the source’ as much as possible.

    • You could try using some lemon juice, but not too much. Too much liquid will make the chocolate not firm up. I often have trouble with lemon juice – if you don’t add enough you just don’t taste it, which is why I added the extract. I didn’t find the taste artificial, but I don’t usually notice those things. :) Let me know if you try it and how it turns out!

      • I found this recipe really tasty and easy thank you! and it turns out just like yours in the picture which doesn’t always happen when I am cooking! I used Rice biscuits for the base which you can buy here in Australia as some of my family are gluten free and it still turned out great! I did find the lemon extract a little artificial as I hadn’t used it before, how much lemon juice would you recommend to use instead? 1 or 2 tablespoons?
        Thank you :)

        • I’m actually going to be making this again soon with lemon juice instead of extract. I’ve used put to 2 tablespoons of liquids in fudge before before it starts altering the texture. Otherwise you need to add more chocolate. :)

  71. Just wondering if I can use something instead of chocolate as im allergic. Tyia

  72. How long does this take to set? Just made it an hour ago and it’s very runny yet!

  73. I used about 2 teaspoons of real granulated lemon powder (brand name True Lemon) and it turned out oh so lemony!

  74. How long will this keep? You know, if I dont eat it all first :)

  75. Tina Burton says:

    Thank you for this delicious recipe! I added some lemon zest to the fudge, and then a sprinkling of the zest on top of the meringue part and it was SO wonderful! :)

  76. I had really high hopes for this recipe, but was a little disappointed. While I am not an expert cook, I am a fairly accomplished baker, and I just struggled with this recipe. I could not get the chocolate chips to melt down completely, even after quite a bit of time over med-low heat and constant stirring. Also, despite the low temp and constant stirring, I was still ending up with bits of brown overcooked milk/chocolate in the mix. The fluff and chocolate mixed up just exactly as the recipe stated, needing an extra 15 seconds which did indeed help, but it did not spread at all on top of the fudge. It was just too thick and ended up sinking into the fudge mixture and the amount of swirling I needed to do to semi-incorporate it just ended up mixing it all together too much. I have yet to taste it, but I’m sure it will taste great–just simply the aesthetics did not pan out. I think I will try again and maybe melt down the chocolate in a double-boiler first, then adding the milk and heat through to ensure the chips are completely melted? Also, will microwaving the fluff mixture for more than 15 sec make it even easier to spread, eliminating the “clumps” that don’t want to spread/swirl? Any thoughts? All in all, an intriguing recipe and definitely worth a second chance!

    • I know that sometimes I have trouble with white chocolate chips. If they happen to be older, or if they’ve gotten at all melted at some point and then hardened again, they just don’t want to melt. I have never had that problem with fudge (yet!) but I know that sometimes adding a little oil or crisco can help smooth it out. Sometimes it just can’t be saved which is just so annoying! I’m sorry that happened to you for this recipe. As for the fluff, it is somewhat clumpy. I dropped it in blobs on top to swirl it when I first made this fudge. I have just re-made it recently, but haven’t had a chance to update the recipe yet. What I did was pour about 2/3 of the fudge into the pan, then I added the fluff to the remaining fudge in the pan and swirled it, then poured it on top. It still gave that meringue look, but made it easier to spread. I’ll update that today. :)

      • I think you hit the nail on the head–my chocolate chips were older and that’s probably what the problem was. Also, I think that’s a great idea with the fluff–I’ve since tried the first batch of fudge, and despite the minor issues, it was DELICIOUS! So I’m having a second go at it–with fresh chocolate chips–and will implement the suggestions and see how it goes. Regardless, I know it’s going to be yummy! Thanks!

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