Cherry Mash Bars
Sweet cherry layer paired with chocolate and peanut butter with crunchy chopped peanuts -- mmmm!
Recipe type: candy
Serves: 36 pieces
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup cherry chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 12 ounce package milk chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups salted peanuts, chopped
  1. Line 9 by 13 pan with non-stick foil non stick side up and leaving a three inch overhang for a "handle" on each end. Spray with cooking spray, too.
  2. Combine sugar milk marshmallows salt and butter
  3. Bring to boil and boil stirring constantly for 5 minutes
  4. Add half the cherry chips and stir. Add vanilla and remaining chips. Beat until chips are fully melted and mixture is smooth.
  5. Pour into 9 by 13 pan
  6. Chop peanuts.
  7. Measure chocolate chips and peanut butter into medium microwave bowl. Heat on high for 45 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir until chips and peanut butter are melted and smooth. Pour over chopped peanuts and stir until thoroughly mixed. Spread peanut mixture over the cherry layer.
  8. Chill candy overnight in refrigerator. Lift from pan by aluminum foil handles to cutting board. Slice in 1½ inch pieces with sharp knife and serve.
  9. Can be stored in airtight container and refrigerated or frozen.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at