Cherry Mash Candy Recipe
This is a Midwestern staple, made with cherry baking chips, chocolate chips, and chunky peanut butter.
These ultra sweet bars are always a year-round request, even though I usually only make them at Christmas time. They are very easy to make, and quick! If cherry chips aren't available in your area, butterscotch chips can be substituted.
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, sugar, and milk until soft ball forms. Removed from heat. Add marshmallows, salt, vanilla, and cherry chips. Stirring until all marshmallows and chips are dissolved. Spread this on top of set peanut butter mixture. Then I melted more chocolate chips and peanut butter in microwave. Then I spread this on top of cherry chip mixture. This is like a Cherry Mash Candy Bar. It was delicious...
I made this recipe many years ago and only could find half of it in my old recipe box so was happy to find it in allrecipes. When ever i use to make it i never found anyone who didnt love it. I like to make several different cookies and candies this time of year and glad i will be all to add this old favorite again to my list. i hightly recommend anyone to try it. Thanks
Made this my whole life. Now that I live outside Nebraska, my wonderful aunts send me cherry chips annually so I make it. BOIL the cherry mixture for 5 minutes constantly. This is a must. I love this stuff! And everyone I serve it to LOVES it too. Enjoy!
I had the same problem, the candy didnt get hard..but I dont think I cooked it long enough....tastes great though !
These are pretty good! Very rich! I could not find cherry chips anywhere locally so I used Hersheys raspberry flavored chocolate chips instead. I doubled the recipe and put in a 15X10 inch pan. The taste is very different. This is more of a candy than a cookie. It tastes sort of like a Mr. Goodbar with a berry twist. You need to work quickly spreading the mixture in the pan. I also would press the peanuts in this mixture next time after spreading, then put the topping on . I think it would be easier. Thanks Sarah
Very good recipe! I used Milk Chocolate instead of Semi-Sweet chips. I made 5 different kinds of Christmas Candy and this was everyone's favorite! Thanks!