Dried Cherry Fudge and Murdick’s Fudge

Dried Cherry Fudge and Murdick’s Fudge. Here at Turnips 2 Tangerines we like to pass on to our readers our favorite “Food Finds.” This “Food Find” is real winner!! When I think of fudge, I automatically think of my Grandma Rose, Christmas and Mackinac Island Fudge. “You have never had fudge, until you have tasted Murdick’s Fudge, The Original Mackinac Island Fudge since 1887.”



Murdick’s The “Original” Mackinac Island Fudge Since 1887. If you don’t have time to make this recipe for Dried Cherry Fudge, order any of the delicious fudge flavors offered from Murdick’s online; Original Murdick’s Fudge  Here is a list of just a few of the flavors from Murdick’s. Butter Pecan, Chocolate Cherry, Chocolate Macadamia,  Holiday Cranberry, Michigan Maple Walnut and of course, Mackinac Island Fudge.

If you ever get a chance to visit the Mackinac Island, Michigan you’ll be so glad you did. This unique experience isn’t something you will soon forget. Make some memories this summer and visit ‘one of a kind’ place.

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Dried Cherry Fudge

Michigan is well known for it's cherries and fudge. We've combined the two and came up with a fantastic tasting dried cherry fudge.
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  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup white corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons marshmallow fluff
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries, chopped


  • In a 2-quart saucepan bring butter, sugar, cocoa, corn syrup, salt and evaporated milk to a boil. Boil rapidly for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Add marshmallow fluff and vanilla. Stir well. Add chocolate chips, letting them melt. Beat until mixture begins to get firm and glossy. Stir in nuts and dried chopped cherries.
  • Pour into a lightly buttered 8-inch square pan. Cool and cut into squares.
  • Store in a wax paper lined cookie tin
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Here on Turnips 2 Tangerines we definitely have a sweet tooth. We have a sweet tooth that is dedicated to fudge! Here is another recipe for fudge;   Triple Mint Chocolate Fudge and Chocolate Covered Cherry Fudge

*Update: This recipe was updated on 12-17-2020. The butter amount was incorrect. The correct amount is 1/4 cup butter. I’m sorry for the confusion. Thank-you Janice for bringing this to my attention:) Lynn