I was back in Missouri a few weeks ago, running to the grocery store to pick up a few items for my mother when, there, standing in line at the checkout counter I saw it. A childhood candy favorite and regional speciality, the Cherry Mash.
Cherry Mash is a sweet cherry fondant center coated in a blanket of peanut studded chocolate (are your teeth hurting yet at the thought of biting into that big mound of sweet fondant?). It’s a hometown speciality, made by the Chase Candy Company right there in St. Joseph, MO. According to Chase Candy Company’s website it’s the best-selling cherry candy bar in the country.
Craving a Cherry Mash but nowhere near the Midwest? You can order two dozen (minimum order) from Chase through their website or from Old Time Candy. What to do when your Cherry Mashes arrive in their ice packed cooler? After eating the first dozen, save the last dozen for making Cherry Mash milkshakes or sundaes.
Cherry Mash Sundae
Melt two Cherry Mash bars with two tablespoons milk. While still warm pour over vanilla ice cream. Serves 5 – 6.
Cherry Mash Milk Shake
In blender combine:
1 Cherry Mash candy bar cut into small pieces.
3/4 cup cold milk
2 scoops vanilla ice cream.
Chocolate syrup to taste.
Blend and enjoy.
For more recipes and ordering information please visit www.cherrymash.com