Candy Recipes

Cherry Mash Candy

Milk chocolate fudge loaded with chopped peanuts surrounding hot pink cherry nougat.

Cherry Mash Candy


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 (6 ounce) package cherry chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups finely chopped peanuts
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter


  1. Butter a 13 x 9 inch pan.
  2. Combine butter, sugar, evaporated milk, marshmallows, and salt in saucepan. Bring to a boil, and boil 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cherry chips and vanilla extract, stirring until well blended.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and chill for 2 hours.
  5. Melt chocolate chips, then add the chopped peanuts and peanut butter. Stir until well blended. Spread evenly over the top of the first layer.
  6. Chill until firm, then cut into bite-size squares.


Photo credit: 95841558@N04 / CC BY

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