Cin Made ''Cherry Mash''

Straw's Kitchen Recipe

By Straw's Kitchen CinCooks

Adults and Kids
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Stove Top

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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Michelle Rice michrice
Apr 21, 2015
Can you say, Cherry crack!? This stuff is addicting! Gonna used a little bit more marshmallow next time. Maybe this afternoon!Had to send the rest with my husband to work. Waiting for the review from my board of critics! Lol! Although they are so easy to please!
Michelle Rice michrice
Apr 18, 2015
So I just made the cherry mash bars on the back of the bag I found. I substituted white chocolate chips for the cherry chips. I used heavy cream instead of evaporated and dribbled in cherry extract. I also chopped up some maraschino cherries which changed the color. I used the extra crunchy peanut butter.In the frig chilling up! Can't wait to bring some to my Ma!
Michelle Rice michrice
Apr 18, 2015
log house foods. I saved just the recipe, and not the whole bag, lots of recipes, but didn't look long enough to see how to buy them. Will go back later!
Michelle Rice michrice
Apr 18, 2015
I saw them here in Ct Walmart only for a brief time. The Cherry mash recipe was on the bag. I went to the web site, and you can by them direct, but I think you needed to buy alot of them.
Cherry mash candy bars were mom's fav growing up, then she found them at Cracker Barrel, and bought a ton! Not there any more either.
I will look for that bag, and post the web address.
JM Avallone jmas
Apr 18, 2015
interesting here on the east coast no such thing as cherry chips