Lemon Fudge Recipe

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Lemon fudge is a fresh and delicious dessert recipe that the whole family will love. My lemon fudge has cookies, fresh citrus flavor, and all the sweet deliciousness we expect from fudge!

A pin showing the finished lemon fudge recipe

The great thing about this easy no cook fudge recipe is that it requires very little in the way of actual effort. It will look and taste like you spent hours in the kitchen but in truth, it’s done after just a few short minutes. Pop it into the refrigerator to cool and before you know it you have a sweet treat everyone will love.

This is a great recipe to share with friends and family. It’s sweet but also unique. It’s not the traditional chocolate or peanut butter fudge recipes we know and love.

Featured image showing the finished lemon cookie fudge.

Here is what you will need to make my easy lemon fudge:

It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this great homemade fudge. Most of these ingredients I can keep on hand and then when I’m ready to whip up a batch of fudge, everything I need is already in the pantry.

A top down view of the lemon fudge on a cutting board ready to be eaten.
  • 1 and ½ 12 ounces bags of white chocolate chips
  • 1-14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup of crushed lemon wafer cookies
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 8×8 baking pan lined with parchment paper
  • Cooking spray
Another fudge pin showing the lemon fudge recipe.

Do I need to line the pan with parchment?

Absolutely, make sure to line the pan with parchment paper so that you can lift the block of fudge out of the pan after it’s cooled.

A vertical pin showing the cut lemon cooking fudge.

If you are using a glass pan or if you don’t care about scraping your pan with a knife I guess you could skip the parchment lining but I’ve found that you will get much nicer results if you line the pan and can cut the block of fudge on a cutting board once it is cooled.

A few pieces of lemon fudge on a tray ready to be served.

How to make lemon fudge:

This is a pretty simple recipe. You can make lemon fudge in just a few minutes, most of the time is just letting it cool until it’s stiff enough to cut!

  1. Add lemon wafer cookies to food processor and crush. 
  2. Spray pan with cooking spray and cover bottom and sides of the pan with parchment paper and set aside. 
  3. Melt chips in microwave in 30 second bursts until completely melted and smooth. Do not cook for more than 30 seconds at a time or you will burn them. 
  4. Mix in the sweetened condensed milk and lemon extract until smooth.
  5. Fold in 2/3 of a cup of the crushed cookies. Press the remainder of the cookies into the top of the fudge. 
  6. Cover baking pan with foil and place in refrigerator until fudge is firm. Place fudge on cutting board and cut into 1-2” pieces and enjoy!
A stack of lemon fudge ready to be enjoyed.

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Another lemon fudge pint showing the finished fudge on a cutting board.

How many servings are in a batch of this lemon fudge?

Each batch of this fudge makes about 16 servings. That is achieved by cutting the pan into 2 inch squares. You can make the fudge into smaller or larger pieces if you like, it’s a sweet treat so there’s really no right way to do it…if you make changes just be sure to recalculate the nutritional information!

If you need to make more you can easily double the recipe and make two 8×8 pans of fudge or one larger sized pan of fudge.

To make a half batch of this fudge you would need to just reduce everything on the ingredients list by 1/2. You could use a loaf pan or just make an 8×8 pan and the product will be a thinner batch of fudge.

The lemon fudge is stacked up ready to be shared.

Here are even more easy fudge recipes:

If you enjoy making fudge you can’t go wrong with these incredible recipes. They’re all easy and use just a few simple ingredients.

Featured image showing the finished lemon cookie fudge.

Printable Lemon Fudge Recipe:

Here is a printable version of this delicious recipe. You can print the recipe for use at a later time if you can’t make this one right now!

Yield: 16 Servings

Lemon Fudge

Featured image showing the finished lemon cookie fudge.

This easy lemon fudge recipe is great for sharing. It has cookies, fresh lemon citrus, and the sweetness we expect from fudge!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cool Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 and ½ 12 ounces bags of white chocolate chips
  • 1-14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup of crushed lemon wafer cookies
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 8x8 baking pan lined with parchment paper
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

    1. Add lemon wafer cookies to food processor and crush.
    2. Spray pan with cooking spray and cover bottom and sides of the pan with parchment paper and set aside.
    3. Melt chips in microwave in 30 second bursts until completely melted and smooth. Do not cook for more than 30 seconds at a time or you will burn them.
    4. Mix in the sweetened condensed milk and lemon extract until smooth.
    5. Fold in 2/3 of a cup of the crushed cookies. Press the remainder of the cookies into the top of the fudge.
    6. Cover baking pan with foil and place in refrigerator until fudge is firm.
    7. Place fudge on cutting board and cut into 1-2” pieces and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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