Cherry Mash Candy

Cherry Mash Candy

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"This is one of my favorite Christmas candies!"
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Ingredients

45 m servings 539 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 539 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 28.9 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.5g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 190 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, stir together sugar, milk, marshmallows, butter, and salt. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add cherry chips and vanilla; stir until melted.
  2. Pour mixture into a well greased 9x13 inch pan, and let cool until hard.
  3. In a microwave, or in a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter. Pour over cherry mixture and spread evenly. Allow to cool before cutting.

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Most helpful positive review

My favorite candy! If you're not from the midwest you may not be familiar with this one. It's very sweet and a nice addition to a candy plate at Christmas.

Most helpful critical review

First, I used double the chocolate chips and peanut butter. This is how I did it: I melted chocolate chips and peanut butter and spread this into a sprayed pan. Let set. Then I cooked butter, su...

First, I used double the chocolate chips and peanut butter. This is how I did it: I melted chocolate chips and peanut butter and spread this into a sprayed pan. Let set. Then I cooked butter, su...

My favorite candy! If you're not from the midwest you may not be familiar with this one. It's very sweet and a nice addition to a candy plate at Christmas.

I'm making this right now, the cherry layer is cooling. I have a feeling it's also not going to set up. As I was simmering the stuff I had a feeling it should be cooked to a certain "ball stag...

Yes, as other comments have noted, 5 minutes of simmer is not correct. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. I looked at some other versions and they called for boiling so that is what I did....

I've search for years for my Grandmas cherry mash recipe and this is the closest I've come to duplicating hers. My family loves it. I have used a small scoop to form balls with the cherry mash a...

NOT cool. A good rendition of this would be: *Don't use a pan. The cherry layer WILL NOT set up. I had to take off the top chocolate layer, re-heat it, and make little balls of chocolate filled ...

Its great. Refrigerator to harden. I roll cherry mixture in balls and dip in the choc mixture--makes individual pieces...

I make this every Christmas. It's one of our favorites and I've never had a problem with the cherry layer not setting up. The trick is to refrigerate the cherry layer while you are melting the ...

I made this recipe many years ago and only could find half of it in my old recipe box so was happy to find it in allrecipes. When ever i use to make it i never found anyone who didnt love it. I ...