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Yippee! I am so excited to share this next super easy and tasty candy bar recipe with all of you! These PayDay candy bars and homemade and full of yummy ingredients. These seriously taste like the real thing and can be made pretty dang fast. I love candy bars but if I can make my own at home, it’s even better! Enjoy…
Homemade PayDay Candy Bars
(Print recipe below)
- 10 oz Peanut Butter Chips
- 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 3 tbsp Butter
- 2 cup Mini Marshmallows
- 24 oz. Dry Roasted Peanuts
- Prepare a 9×13 pan by buttering bottom and sides.
- Pour half of peanuts into the pan.
- Over Medium Low heat, melt chips and butter in a pan.
- Add in condensed milk and marshmallows, stirring until everything is melted and blended together.
- Pour mixture over peanuts in the pan, distributing evenly and gently pressing down.
- Top with remaining peanuts and press down to help adhere tope layer of peanuts.
- Allow to cool and set.
- Cut into desired serving size.
Michael saysMarch 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm
I made these yesterday and they are wonderful. They taste so much like a PayDay candy bar, but I am sure they have less preservatives.
Sherri S. saysAugust 3, 2014 at 4:44 pm
Made these this evening and hubby absolutely loves them. Says they are better than the real thing. For once, he’s willing to take some of these goodies to share with his co-workers (he never wants to take in what I make!). They are delicious, and I’m hoping they freeze well because the pan makes a good amount. I divided them up into squares.
Kathy saysAugust 14, 2014 at 1:17 pm
I made these last week. They seemed to take a lot of time to set up for me (like overnight), but I didn’t refrigerate them – just left them on the counter. Later cut into squares – everyone thought they were actually better than Pay Days and I agree. I’m still eating them now – and the longer they sit, the more the texture is like Pay Day.
Diana saysAugust 8, 2017 at 12:24 pm
Mine didn’t set and I did refrigerate them.
Bill saysSeptember 5, 2014 at 7:50 pm
I made them and they taste better than a payday but mine seem to not set up as firm as I would like. Any ideas to help
araceli bryand saysApril 29, 2015 at 9:03 pm
Tried these today but substituted peanut butter for peanut butter chips. They came out delicious. Didn’t know this could be so easy. Thank you!
Pat saysOctober 17, 2015 at 7:16 am
araceli, how much peanut butter did you use as I usually don’t have the chips? Thanks…..
Brenda saysNovember 2, 2015 at 10:59 am
How much peanut butter did you substitute for the chips?
mary saysAugust 21, 2018 at 12:29 pm
@araceli bryand, how much peanut butter did you use in place of the peanut butter chips.?
Catherine corson saysOctober 30, 2018 at 4:15 pm
Yes please how much
Jammer saysDecember 22, 2016 at 11:20 am
My dad & I made these, and I’m telling you, they couldn’t be simpler!! However, next time we make them, we might add an extra thick layer of peanuts to the bottom or wait until the ‘nougat’ cools a lil before pouring it over the bottom layer, because the nougat layer went clear to the bottom of the pan & gobbled up all the peanuts underneath. They still taste AMAZING!!! Now that I have them all cut into bite-sized pieces (easier for sharing), I’m going to dunk them in chocolate and make Baby Ruth’s out if them …. yummo!!!
sonja saysNovember 26, 2017 at 6:05 am
Thank you for sharing this recipe love these very hard to fine up.
Karen saysSeptember 19, 2018 at 3:08 pm
Delicious candy, not difficult to make , but gets really sticky. I used plastic gloves to roll them into smalll logs.
Cherie saysSeptember 28, 2018 at 10:55 am
I made theses yesterday and my husband said they are truly great, just didn’t set. It’s cold weather in idaho now and they sat on the counter for 6 hours. I put them in the fridge hoping to help the setting process. They are pretty tasty even if they don’t set!
Betsi saysJune 21, 2022 at 8:48 pm
Hubby loves Pay Days so had to try this. He loves them and so easy to make. This recipe by weight made the equivalent of 29 and a little more candy bars. This should last him a little while.