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Cherry Chocolate Bark

 Cherry Chocolate Bark
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.
17 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1
  • tablespoon butter; set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using foil, lift candy out of pan. Discard foil. Break candy into
  • pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield:

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Cherry Chocolate Bark (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • about 2 pounds.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 ounces) equals 316 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.