Yields 3 pounds
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine
1 (5 1/2 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 pound Brazil nuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 pound pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 pound walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/4 pound candied red cherries, halved
1/4 pound candied green cherries, halved
Butter a 9-by-13-by-2 inch pan.
Combine first 3 ingredients in large saucepan, stir over medium heat until smooth and melted. Bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until candy thermometer registers 238 degrees (soft-ball stage).
Remove from heat and quickly stir in marshmallow creme. Add all remaining ingredients. Stir well; mixture will be stiff.
Press into prepared pan. When cool, cut into small squares.