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Black Cherry Swirl Fudge

This colorful treat is sure to satisfy the sweetest tooth in any family! It's always been a favorite with my nine kids, eight grandkids and my Bible study group. I vary the soft-drink flavors to get colors that match other holidays during the year. —Pauletta Bushnell, Lebanon, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 3 pounds (117 pieces)


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla or white chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 2 envelopes unsweetened black cherry soft drink mix


  • Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil and grease the foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cream and remaining butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 4 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla chips and marshmallow creme. Pour 1 cup into a bowl; set aside. Stir black cherry drink mix into the remaining marshmallow mixture. Pour into prepared pan. Spoon reserved marshmallow mixture over top; cut through mixture with a knife to swirl.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Discard foil; cut into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 55 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • erinshea1982
    Dec 30, 2020

    This is not only tasty, but beautiful, with the white snd pink swirls! Enjoyed this for holiday goody plates this year !

  • dwinokur
    Feb 4, 2015

    My family and friends loved this fudge just the way it was written. I haven't tried it with the other drink mix flavors, but agree it would be a great idea.

  • amberbolton1975
    Feb 1, 2013

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  • dudafamily
    Sep 17, 2012

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  • Amhinsley
    Nov 27, 2011

    This recipe combines just the right amount of sweet with just a little tart. You can also use different flavors of the unsweetened soft drink mix if you would like, ie: Lime, grape, orange etc. This was a BIG hit with not only family, but my co-workers too.

  • Annie1969
    Nov 23, 2011

    This is very, very sweet like everyone else has expressed. Mine turned out, but it seemed alittle harder in texture than normal fudge.....any suggestions on how to get it alittle creamier??

  • mammawmissi
    Jul 4, 2011

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  • mwallace75
    Dec 22, 2010

    Do not use 2 envelopes of unsweetened black cherry soft drink mix!! Way to strong! I'm going to try again and use 1. The taste is good but way to powerful with 2 envelopes.

  • wild_violet1964
    Dec 22, 2010

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  • martinkathy
    Dec 3, 2010

    why not use cherry chips instead. I got some green chips (mint) to make fudge withbut Iliked this recipe best okay I also used mini-marshmellows amount instead of the creme. Well any recipe that is hot you can exchange mini-marshmellows in and save a bundle. I use it becouse when I use creme I get it all over everything,messy I am. KC