Straw's Kitchen Recipe

Cin Made ''Cherry Mash''

By Straw's Kitchen CinCooks

Recipe Rating:
Adults and Kids
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Straw's' Story

I love making this is always a hit with everyone young and old alike.

The candy was easy to make and was sooooo yummmy.

My "1" pic of the candy is from when I made it in 2009, and featured as the main photo.

There have been others who added their photos on here (and that is great).

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Pretty and delicious... what a combo! Brighten up your candy bowl with this lovely dish.


1/2 c
butter or margarine ( i use butter)
2 c
granulated sugar (can be made with splenda)
2/3 c
evaporated milk
dash of salt
12 large marshmallows
1 pkg
(10 oz) cherry chips
1 tsp
pure vanilla
1 pkg
(12 oz) chocolate chips
3/4 c
peanut butter ( i use skippy-extra crunchy); ( i use a little more )
1 pkg
(12 oz) crushed peanuts

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine butter or margarine, sugar, milk, salt and marshmallows in saucepan.
Bring to a boil then boil for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in cherry chips and vanilla.
* Pour into a buttered 9 x 13 baking dish and chill for 2 hours.
In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips. Add peanut butter and crushed peanuts. Stir until well blended.
Spread evenly over the cherry layer. Chill until firm enough to cut into bite size pieces.
* I line the 9 x 13 baking dish with aluminum foil (butter the foil) so that I could lift the candy out of pan when set, that way it would be easier to cut into squares.
Lot and Lots of you have asked what is a "Cherry Chip"....yes, it's just like buying a bag of Chocolate, Butterscotch, Peanutbutter...etc. Chips.

I use Log House premium quality CHERRY flavored Baking Morsels.

There is a photo above by Karla showing the cherry chips in a bag...=;D
NOTE: If you want your candy squares thick like this pic, then make it in a 8x9-inch pan (instead of a get more pieces using the larger pan, but the squares won't be as thick).
and above is a pic of...the original 'CHERRY MASH' candy bar
Kim's photo's above, without putting in the crushed NUTS...made a beautiful "fudge".

She also has a photo above when she remade it and put the nuts in...beautiful.
and...WHEN I USE SPLENDA, to make this candy, I USE Hershey's Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips.
For those of us that can't find the Cherry Chips in the local grocery store. Trust me I went to every one here in my area.
There is a way you can still make this awesome candy with out them.
I went to my local Walmart store in the isle with spices and extracts look for Watkins Cherry extract.

I used the white chocolate chips and then added four capfulls' of the extract and red food coloring if that is important to you. You can also add the flavoring to taste.

I will post a picture of it when I am done. The Cherry part is chilling now then on to the top ;) This has been a fave of my husband and I have loved this since we were kids. Glad I found a good recipe. Thank you
P.S. Cary did add her pictures...check out all the pictures and you will no only see mine but you will see all of the pictures of those who made this recipe and posted there photos!!!

P.S.S. Also, I want to thank Cary for all her work turning this recipe into one that anyone can make, no matter whether they can find the "cherry chips" or not!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: No Bake Desserts
Other Tag: For Kids

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Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Feb 17, 2015
At least you go it to work for you......sometimes it seems a lot of specialty chips are hard to find here too.
Thank you for the family approved♥
Heather Greeson Heather_Greeson
Feb 17, 2015
i used the white chocolate chips with the strawberry flavoring. It seems harder and harder to find flavored chips in my area.
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Feb 17, 2015
aawww, that's sweet of you to let me know Heather. I am so glad you all liked it.
Since it around valentine the stores should have had the Cherry Chips out....maybe later you can find them.

The Strawberry flavored chips sound wonderful too...or did you use strawberry flavoring??? I just assumed you used chips.

Thanks again for stopping would be nice if you'd rate this recipe as Tried and Family Approved (only if you want too)♥
Heather Greeson Heather_Greeson
Feb 17, 2015
I made this this weekend. I made the bottom layer Strawberry as I couldn't find Cherry chips or cherry flavoring at my local grocery. It is awesome. My Valentine loved it as has everyone at work.
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Feb 3, 2015
I am so pleased you like them...thanks for checking them out♥