12 Days of Christmas Recipe Contest Winner – Cherry Bing Bars

In honor of the release of our newest cookbook, 12 Days of Christmas with Six Sisters? Stuff, we hosted a recipe contest to find YOUR favorite holiday recipes!  After a lot of baking, cooking and sampling we have chosen 12 of our reader?s favorite recipes!  Thanks to everyone who participated!

Today we are featuring Cherry Bing Bars submitted by Robin Plante!

This is one of Robin’s favorite Christmas goodies!  She found it crazy that you could never find cherry chips other than the holidays.  Robin and her sister would get so excited when they would see them in the cupboard.  That meant mom was going to be making Cherry Bing Bars soon!  They didn’t last long at her house!  A delicious dessert all the way from South Dakota!! These are so easy to make and our family loved them too!

Serves: 30

12 Days of Christmas Recipe Contest Winner - Cherry Bing Bars

A simple chocolate and cherry dessert that is rich and creamy!

40 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 12 regular sized marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 10 to 11 ounces cherry chips (1 package)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 11.5 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup salted peanuts (chopped)


  1. Combine sugar, milk, marshmallows and margarine in a saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  3. Boil for 5 minutes stirring the entire time.
  4. Remove from heat and add cherry chips and vanilla.
  5. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch lightly greased pan and let cool.
  6. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and add peanut butter and chopped peanuts.
  7. Mix together well and spread over the cherry mixture and chill in fridge until set.

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32 Responses to “12 Days of Christmas Recipe Contest Winner – Cherry Bing Bars”

    • You can order them on line. Wal Mart sells Log House Cherry Baking Chips in a 10 ounce bag. If you have a kitchen/cooking store in your area, they sell all flavors of chips. A lot of the stores sell them during the holidays. Amazon also sells Cherry Baking Chips, but they are cheaper if you can find them in the grocery store. Hope this helps!!
  1. Can you use other chips (like not cherry) for this recipe too? I don't like cherry flavors but I'm curious if some other sort of berry chip (I'm not sure what kind because I don't know what kinds are available, never even knew there were cherry chips before today!) would work! What do you think? :)
  2. Carol Evans
    These Cherry Bing Bars looks really yummy, but unfortunately we have a peanut allergy in our household. Has anyone tried these without the peanuts & peanut butter? If so, did you substitute something else instead or just leave them out? Thanks!
  3. Anne Cassidy
    I've been making these at Christmas time for over 30 years. I send them to my 5 brothers every year, but finding the cherry chips is a challenge for me. At times my sisters have found them where they live and mailed them to me. Once, when even they couldn't locate any, and my youngest brother heard he would be without his favorite Christmas treat, he ordered a case online and split them between his 3 sisters!

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