Lime Creams

Lime Creams
(c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau
    15 mins
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Lime Creams are a zesty, refreshing cream fondant candy dipped in smooth white chocolate. If you prefer, you can omit the chocolate step and serve the creams plain, topped with candied lime zest, or rolled in sugar or green sprinkles.

What You'll Need

  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup marshmallow cream
  • 3 tsp chopped lime zest
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • 1 lb white chocolate
  • 1 tbsp shortening
  • Green candy food coloring (optional)

How to Make It

1. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

2. Combine 2 cups of powdered sugar, butter, marshmallow cream, lime juice, salt, lime zest, and food coloring in a large mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed until smooth and evenly incorporated.

3. Slowly add the rest of the powdered sugar in batches, stopping often to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix until well blended. If mixture is too stiff, add a bit more lime juice.

If it is too sticky, add a bit more powdered sugar.

4. Roll into balls ¾ inch in diameter, and place on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.

5. Chill for 30 minutes in refrigerator before dipping.

6. Melt the white chocolate with the shortening in the microwave or over a double boiler. If you are coloring the chocolate, stir in the candy food coloring at this point.

7. Dip the cream centers in the melted chocolate one by one and return to the baking sheet. After all centers are dipped, return the sheet to the refrigerator to set the candies before serving. Candies can be topped with a sliver of lime zest, if desired.