Cin Made ''Cherry Mash''

Straws Kitchen Recipe

By Straws Kitchen CinCooks

Adults and Kids
30 Min
2 Hr
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).

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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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Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Jun 28, 2011
this has been family tested (many times, by many) and approved
Karla Everett Karla59
Jun 28, 2011
Cindy , these sound delicious ..saved :D
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Jun 28, 2011
IT IS...let me know when you make it
Karla Everett Karla59
Jun 28, 2011
Probably won't be until the holiday time , but ya never know ;-D
Carol Junkins CarolAJ
Jun 28, 2011
Wow another fudge I can make. This is quite different ~ Tks for sharing this one. I have a peanut butter and choc. one that I should post but I think I will wait til the Holidays.
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Jun 28, 2011
...;O), well, I make this year round.
Jun 28, 2011 - Straws Kitchen shared this recipe with discussion groups: Everything Cooking made Easy Favorite Family Recipes
Lynne Hawkins chefmamma
Jun 28, 2011
Sounds great!
SK H Soos
Jun 28, 2011
This should be another good fudge to make for Christmas gifts and parties.
Cheryl Chavez cheryllynnchavez
Jun 28, 2011
What are cherry chips?
Cheryl Chavez cheryllynnchavez
Jun 28, 2011
Never mind. . .I know what cherry chips are. I was having a blonde moment. :) I even have some in the freezer right now.
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Jun 28, 2011
Same as chocolate chips, peanutbutter chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips....etc.
Around here they are hard to find, but around the Holidays they all the grocery stores (here) carry them.
lisa chambers torture
Jun 28, 2011
I love the Cherry Mash candy, it's not that easy to find. It's really good melted, over ice cream (like you should add calories on top of calories, oh well..). I have a feeling this one's not going to wait until the holidays. Thank you.