Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cherry Mash Candy

Cherry Mash Candy

My mother used to make these every Christmas. I've not had them in years. Maybe Thomas will make me some.

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins


  • 1 (14 ounce) package strawberry frosting mix (powder)
  • 1 lb confectioners' sugar
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter (soften)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 sqaure paraffin wax
  • 8 ounces salted chopped peanuts


  1. Combine dry frosting mix, confectioners sugar, condensed milk, vanilla, cherries and butter in bowl; mix well.
  2. Shape into patties or balls.
  3. Melt chocolate chips with paraffin in saucepan, mixing well.
  4. Dip balls into chocolate; then roll into peanuts, coating well.
  5. Chill in refrigerator.

Until next time,


  1. I haven't had a cherry mash in 35 years. I loved them as a kid. If Thomas makes you some...please send me for the recipe!

  2. Now I can't bake, but this is something that I can do - no bake and chill - and YUMMY!

  3. But... where the heck can you find frosting powder? I've never heard of it, and my local grocery stores only have the kind of frosting that comes in plastic tubs. Also - what's with the paraffin wax? Does this HAVE to be included? Is it supposed to stop the chocolate from melting in your hands?

  4. This recipe sounds delicious. Can hardly wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!


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