Cherry Mash Candy

Shirley York


These taste like the real thing for those of us who don't have access to St. Joseph, MO's famous yummy candies. Rich cherry nougat surrounded by chocolate and chopped peanuts.

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper


1/2 stick
1/2 tsp
1 lb
confectioners' sugar
1 box
vanilla frosting mix (dry)
1 pkg
cherry jello (small size, dry mix)
8 oz
maraschino cherries, drained, dried, chopped in blender
1/2 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
10 oz
unsalted peanuts, crushed
18 oz
chocolate chips, either milk chocolate or semi-sweet
1/2 oz
paraffin (1/8 of a bar)

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix all ingredients with mixer til well-blended. Roll into desired size balls. I suggest small ones since this is a very rich candy and the chocolate coat will add some size, also. Chill thoroughly
Melt chocolate chips with parafin. Stir til well-blended. Mix in peanuts.
Dip chilled cherry balls into mixture, reheating chocolate if it begins to harden. Chill thoroughly til set. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cherry, #peanuts, #Mash