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!
Recipe Adapted from: Butter With a Side of Bread
|You will need: 1 (10 oz. bag of white chocolate chips or candy wafers, |
1/3 cup water,6 tbsp. butter, 1 (3.4 oz) box of instant vanilla pudding,
3 cups of sifted confectioner's sugar, 1/2 tsp of cherry oil, and
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. lime oil.
|Line an 8x8 square baking dish with nonstick foil|
|Place water and butter (cut in tablespoon-sized pieces) in microwave-safe bowl.|
Heat on high for 1 to 2 minutes until butter is melted.
|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 time, until |
it is all mixed together.
|Cut into small squares.|