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Cherry Mash Candy

This is a Midwestern staple, made with cherry baking chips, chocolate chips, and chunky peanut butter.
Makes:12 servings


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • 1¼ cups miniature marshmallows
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1¼ cups cherry baking chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup chunky peanut butter


Prep:10 mCook:10 mReady:1 h
  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.

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