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Cherry Mash Candy

Rated as 3.86 out of 5 Stars

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

1 h servings 558 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x13 inch pan)

Directions

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  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, stir together sugar, milk, marshmallows, butter, and salt. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until mixture reaches soft ball stage, 240 degrees F (115 degrees C). Turn off heat. Add cherry chips and vanilla; stir until melted.
  2. Pour mixture into a well-greased 9x13 inch pan, and let cool until firm.
  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 completely before cutting.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 558 calories; 29.8 g fat; 71.9 g carbohydrates; 7.3 g protein; 24 mg cholesterol; 190 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

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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....

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 ...

HELP!!!! I made this and it was very gooey. (Tastes great) What did I do wrong.

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

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...

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 ...