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Cherry Chocolate Bark

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


about 2 pounds

This recipe from my daughter caught my eye because it reminded me of a favorite candy bar of mine as a child. I love the fudge-like texture.


  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cherry extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dry roasted peanuts


  1. Line a 15x10x1-in. pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, marshmallows, milk, salt and remaining butter. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla chips and extracts until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in peanut butter and peanuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls over first layer; cut through with a knife to swirl. Chill until firm.
  4. Using foil, lift candy out of pan. Discard foil. Break candy into pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

2 ounce-weight: 316 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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