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Cherry Mountain Candy Squares with Variations recipe

Cherry Mountain Squares.

Tastes just like the candy bar and willmake an attractive addition to a platter of holiday fudges andconfections!

Another delicious recipe from our Family-FavoriteRecipes Collection.

Recipe: Cherry Mountain CandySquares with Variations

2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1 (10-ounce) package cherry flavored chips*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (11.5-ounce) package milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup (6 ounces) peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
1 1/4 cups salted, dry-roasted peanuts, finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter

  • Line a 13 x 9-inch pan with aluminum foiland lightly grease with butter; set aside.
  • In large saucepan combine sugar, milk,1/2 cup butter, marshmallows and salt. Bring to a full rollingboil over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.Remove from heat.
  • Add cherry flavored chips, vanilla extract,stirring until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour intoprepared pan and spread evenly. Set aside.
  • In 4-cup measuring glass, melt milk chocolatechips in microwave oven on HIGH for 30 seconds, stir and microwavean additional 30 seconds; stir until melted. (If necessary, microwavean additional 15 seconds, but be very careful, as chocolate burnseasily.) Stir in peanut butter, finely chopped peanuts and 1tablespoon butter, mixing well. Spread chocolate mixture evenlyover the cherry mixture.
  • Allow to sit at room temperature untilcompletely set and firm (or after two hours, place in refrigeratorto speed up the hardening process).
  • Lift candy from pan by foil edges andplace on a cutting board. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store in coolplace.

    Makes 117 (1-inch) squares.

    *If cherry chips are unavailable in yourarea, you can purchase them online at Or,you can substitute with 1 (11.5-ounce) package premium whitechocolate chips,1 teaspoon cherry flavored oil or 1 ounce cherryextract and a few drops of red food coloring.


    Caramel Mountain Candy Squares: Substitutethe cherry chips with 1 (11.5-ounce) package premium white chocolatechips; add vanilla and stir until smooth, then add 1 (11-ounce)package Kraft brand soft caramel bits and stir, leaving somebits unmelted; quickly spread in pan and proceed as directedabove. (If you cannot find Kraft’s soft caramel bits, cut theirregular caramel squares into quarters and then cut the quartersin half with a pair of kitchen scissors.)

    White Mountain Candy Squares: Substitutethe cherry chips with 1 (11.5-ounce) package premium white chocolatechips.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1square): 74.7 calories; 51% calories from fat; 4.5g total fat;3.4mg cholesterol; 42.0mg sodium; 50.1mg potassium; 8.0g carbohydrates;0.5g fiber; 5.4g sugar; 7.5g net carbs; 1.4g protein.

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