You could use cherry cola to double down on the flavor! And I’ve made Jell-o with diet cola, so that’s an option, too.
From the box of D.W. from Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Cherry Cola Salad
3/4 c. water
1/4 c. sugar???
1 can cherry pie filling
1 (6 oz.) pkg cherry Jell-o
1 (15 oz.) can crushed pineapple and juice
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1 (12 oz.) can cold cola
Combine water and sugar; bring to a boil. Add pie filling; return to heat to boil. Pour over gelatin to dissolve.
Add remaining ingredients. Chill to set.