Strawberry Swirl Fudge


I went and did it again.

I made fudge.

Last week I helped host a baby shower for my sister in law, Casey. And, they are having a girl! The first girl in 8 years (3 nephews have come along the way to our family during this time, but no girls).


Needless to say, it’s super exciting. And it was very pink!

Strawberry and Cream Fudge is easy and delicious! You can DO this! You can EAT this! You GOT this! You can learn how to make fudge! Sorry, getting carried away? Just excited about a new baby girl coming to our family around Christmas!!

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If you enjoy this Strawberry and Cream Fudge recipe, you may also enjoy these recipes…
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Pistachio Fudge – pistachio pudding mix and chopped pistachios make a unique fudge flavor, topped with dark chocolate!
Orange Creamsicle Fudge– fresh orange zest and extract bring this fudge to a new level, tastes like a Dreamsicle!

Strawberry Swirl Fudge


  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 11oz white chocolate morsels
  • 7oz jar Marshmallow creme
  • 1 Tbsp strawberry gelatin mix


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter with sugar, heavy cream and salt. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture starts to boil. Stirring constantly, boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Using a mixer, beat in white chocolate and marshmallow creme until fully blended and smooth (about 1-2 minutes). Pour half into a parchment paper lined 9-inch baking dish.
  4. To remaining mixture, beat in strawberry gelatin mix, 1 minute until smooth. Pour over first layer and using a knife, quickly swirl the two layers together.
  5. Allow to set at room temperature for 4 hours or overnight. Cut into bite sized pieces and enjoy!

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Posted on October 21, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. If i wanted to flavor the entire batch would 1 box of jello be enough or should i use 2? Want to do 1 solid color and one 2-color batch. Thx, cant wait to make this!

  2. Hello I have a question on the you melt the white chips before adding to the sugar mixture. I didn’t see that in the directions …can’t wait to make this and thank you

    1. Nope. Once you pour the hot mixture over the white chocolate chips, they will melt within a minute of stirring!

  3. Sorry if someone else asked the question and I haven’t seen it: does this fudge have to be refrigerated, or is that just to get it to set up more quickly? I’d like to give to someone as a gift—wondering if I can put it in a tin (separating layers with waxed paper) without it melting or “going bad.” I am able to store my chocolate fudge in a tin at room temp. Also, does it freeze well as a “make ahead” item?

    Thanks so much.

  4. I just made this fudge. I didn’t grow up eating fudge since I am not a big chocolate eater and I wasn’t exposed to it. Now that I know fudge can be so flavorful and varies in flavor, I will be making it more often. I’m just waiting on it to set so I can serve to my students for Valentines Day tomorrow. Thanks a bunch! Ten thumbs up! 

  5. Omg I made this strawberry fudge tonight!!!!!????????????????????????it’s so delicious!! I love all your fudge Recipes, I made te your orange cream fudge as well !!! Thank you so much. I’m a beginner baker . I’m loving your recipes 

  6. I had some at a baby shower and everyone just raved about how fantastic it was! Thank you for sharing! Question, can the fudge be frozen to make ahead of time for an event? Or does that ruin the texture?

  7. I’m just curious about something.  I pinned your strawberry fudge recipe on Pinterest.  Now I have received an email from Pinterest that they have deleted it from my board per your request.  If you don’t want people to pin it, why  do you have the Pinterest buttons on the page?  Are the buttons  added to the page automatically by your host?

    “We’re getting in touch to let you know we received a copyright complaint and have removed one (or more) of your Pins. The complaint wasn’t directed against you or your Pin; it was directed against another user’s Pin of the same content from:×1024.jpg 

    While many copyright owners are happy to have their content on Pinterest, we recognize that some do not want their content to appear on Pinterest, or did not receive attribution for the content. When a copyright owner sends us a complete notice per the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), it’s our policy to remove the Pin(s). 

    Again, this complaint was not directed at you, or anything you did: we just thought you’d like to know why we removed your Pin. 

    Happy Pinning and thanks again for using Pinterest. “

    1. I know this is happening, it’s NOT me, I promise. This is an error on pinterest’s part and I’m trying to get it resolved. So sorry!!!

  8. Sorry if I offended you but I think you misinterpreted my post.I didn’t mean your site was annoying,It’s a beautiful site and I understand all the work that goes into it.It’s all the ads that automatically redirect you.You are very lucky that you can earn a living from your site.Most people can’t do that these days.My mother cooked and baked her entire life and never earned a penny.
    As for the recipes being free,who really owns any recipe and why should anyone pay to view a recipe on any website.All I have to do is dig out my family recipes or call my sister or my friends to get a recipe.I would never pay any site for that.Recipes are handed down,passed around over and over for years and years.Julia Child must be laughing her butt off! LOL Anyway,thanks for your hard work and sharing the recipes you’ve collected.Have a wonderful holiday season.

  9. WHY do you have so many ads on this page and on the MOBLE VERSION???? I could not view this page on my mobile device because the ads were jumping me to other pages! VERY ANNOYING!!! If you want visitors to visit and stay on this site,GET RID OF ALL THE ADS,PLEASE! I enjoy your recipes,especially the Strawberry Fudge Swirl,but the ads made it difficult to enjoy your site.Sorry!

    1. I’m so sorry you feel this way. Unfortunately, because I provide these recipes for FREE, ads are how I make my income. I have totally decreased the number on desktop, maybe you can visit me from a home PC?
      Have a good holiday!!

  10. Loved making this last night, however the fudge i made is still quite soft and if left piled in a box starts sticking together.
    Is there something i did wrong? should this set up harder? or is there something i can do to make it go harder next time?

    Tastes amazing tho! and everyone in my office has loved it 🙂 Thank you

    1. It sounds like maybe it didn’t boil the full 5 minutes? Like, a good rolling boil, the entire time? Otherwise, I’m not sure?

  11. Hello again Aimee. I made the recipe and it turned out well, so far everyone is blown away with it. But the activity was moved for another week and I’ll be making it again, but would like to cut the sugar a bit. Can I use less sugar without messing the consistency? Or what would you suggest? Thank you 🙂

  12. Hi, this looks awesome! I love to bake, but have never made fudge (it may sound ridiculous, but I had to google up the word “fudge” to know its meaning; in my country the word fudge is  associated with melted chocolate, thats it).
     I’m planning to make this for a cancer awareness activity, but I would like to add some blue swirls on the recipe; so that half the squares come out pink and the others, blue. I was thinking, should I divide the rest of the mixture in two bowls and add 1/2bsp strawberry jello to one, and 1/2 tbsp blueberry jello to the other? Would that work? Or it would be less complicated to make two batches? Thank you!

  13. I just made this last night! Absolutely DIVINE!! Last time I made fudge I ruined a pan and a spook and vowed to never try it again! This was sooo easy and sooo delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  14. I made this fudge and it turned out delicious. I received a lot of compliments. Thank you for the recipe! I’m going to try the cookies and cream one next!

  15. I made this candy last Christmas, and it was a big hit. I am going to make it tomorrow and try using orange jello. It is a great recipe!

  16. Hey Dee Dee.. I went to Kroger looking for a heavy cream…all they had was a whipping cream or half and half. which one should I get?

  17. Hello Aimee. I just want to double check and see if I understand you correctly. Do I add just the strawberry jello powder gelatin to the fudge or do I make the package jello and then add it to the fudge like that? Babies make the world so bright & beautiful 😉

    Thank you. Dee dee.

  18. I plan on making this as a favor at my baby shower next month. I know you have a recipe for orange dreamsicle fudge but do you think I could just substitute orange jello in this recipe instead of strawberry (or any flavor for that matter) and it would still turn out yummy?

  19. I am super keen to make this for a friend’s little girl baby shower but have a couple of questions. I’m in Australia, and I’m not sure we have Marshmallow Creme. What is it & is there a possible substitute? Also, how early in advance could I make it? Does it last a while? (If not eaten beforehand!)

    1. Ok I’ve found Marshmallow Creme here but still wondering how long the fudge will keep? Can I make a week in advance?

      1. Yep, you can definitely make this a week in advance. I would store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator (so it doesn’t get melted and soft).

  20. Hi there, the fudge looks dreamy! im going to get the ingredients tonight! but when you say geletin mix do you mean a regular jello packet? lol that may be a silly question lol

  21. Does this fudge come out soft and chewy or hard like proper fudge? I made another strawberry and cream on and it was very soft (still yummy though) but yours sounds amazing 🙂

    1. They come out firm. I have other fudge recipes that are much softer, but this one is definitely firm (as fudge should be)!!!! ENJOY!

      1. Well I made them and they didn’t come out hard like proper fudge. Do you think this could have been because I used a bar of chocolate instead of chips? Still tastes good though 😀

        1. Kayleigh, the white chocolate chips have something in them that helps them keep their shape, so it definitely could be why they came out different. Also, making sure you boiled it (at a rolling boil) for the full 5 minutes is important too!! Those are the only two things that can really make a difference in the texture!

        2. I never boiled it for 5 mins stupidly so I remade it and it came out amazingly 😀 thank you for your help. It tastes really nice. 🙂 You are the queen of fudge 😀

  22. I made this for a baby shower a few days ago and received lots of compliments. It was my first time to make fudge, and I was pleased at the simplicity. It turned out beautifully and tasted delicious. Thank you!

    1. No, when you add in the hot ingredients to your mixing bowl the chocolate will melt. I put it on my stand mixer and use the whisk attachement. Takes about 30seconds too a minute.

  23. Well , I was so excited to try this fudge,but, I was so disappointed in it, it tasted good, but I have to eat it with a spoon, it did not firm up as it should , I followed the instructions and boiled it as long as it said to, I won’t be making it again.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that Jane, I’ve made this fudge and many variations of it with no problems. Besides double checking all ingredients and measurements, without being in your kitchen with you, I’m not sure what help I can offer! I know how frustrating it is though to try and make something and it not work out right.

    2. I had the same problem with this fudge. The upper half with gelatine looks fine and firm, but the white one is not firm at all.
      It also came out too sweet for my taste ( even after I used 1.5 cups of sugar, not 2).
      But it looks very pretty and my kids don’t mind over-sweetness 🙂

  24. This fudge is so cute and fun! I might just have to try it for myself! I’m trying to get better at candy making, I’ll have to let you know how it goes.

  25. I loved this fudge…of course I love all your fudge. So creamy and rich and smooth…dang it…now I want fudge and it is WAY too late to be making any!

  26. Aimee, this fudge is gorgeous! I love the pink AND the flavor combo–I bet you have enough awesome fudge recipes to do a cookbook!

  27. Man, you really do make the best fudge!!! I think this pink fudge is perfect for a little girl baby shower! Just the start of all the pink yet to come (since she’s the only girl)! Bet it’s sweet and delicious!

  28. Can’t wait to try this recipe, but first, I have a question. Is the white chocolate still hard or melted when you mix it in? I want to make sure that I do it correctly! Thanks, and keep the rockin’ recipes coming!

    1. I have the same question but cannot find where anyone has answered. I am assuming that the chocolate has to be melted first. I will be trying this tonight for Valentines Day tomorrow. Hope it works with it melted first.

      1. Hi Dee, NO you do NOT need to melt the chocolate first. Put it in your bowl and set it aside with the marshmallow cream. Once you pour the hot mixture over it, and turn your mixer on, it will melt and become smooth. It takes about 1-2 minutes with the whisk attachment. ENJOOY!

  29. These are just lovely fudges….so pretty in pink. May I know is there other ingredient to substitute for Marshmallow Creme? Thanks and have a nice day 🙂

  30. OMG I love all things pink! This is perfect for a girl baby shower AND for breast cancer awareness month. I am loving fudge right now. You are so creative! How do you come up with these great recipes?!?! And how are you getting such amazing photos in the fall… it gets dark earlier and earlier these days in these Cincinnati parts 🙁 Keep the fudge coming!

  31. A fudge that’s pink?! I love you. This is awesome and beautiful, Aimee! Is there a flavor fudge you can’t make?

  32. So excited to try this!! It’s super pretty and sounds amazing. Congrats on a new baby girl for the family! I have a boy and 2 of my good friends had girls at the same time… it was the best of both worlds – I didn’t have to forgo anything cute while shopping. If it was for a boy, I could grab it, and if it was for a girl, I could grab it. LOL Enjoy.

  33. What a beautiful fudge Aimee! I’m on a fudge kick lately. And I love that this is PINK! Can you tell that’s one of my favorite colors? 😉

  34. Hi Aimee! I haven’t ever heard of Strawberry and Cream Fudge, but wow, it sounds incredible! Your website is so darling and your photos are gorgeous! Congrats on the addition of a baby girl to your family. That’s wonderful news! I look forward to reading your blog. I’ll definitely be adding it to my daily reads.

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