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Homemade Pay Day Candy Bars

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Easy to Make Homemade Pay Day Candy Bars are made with a chewy caramelized toffee and coated with roasted salted peanuts.

copycat pay day candy bar recipe with text overlay

One of my husband’s favorite candy bars is the nutty toffee Payday. So when #OurFamilyTable Facebook group of bloggers decided to a celebration of all things peanuts to celebrate National Peanut month (March), I felt this recipe was perfect for it.

This copycat payday candy bar recipe is super simple and chock full of peanuts. Roasted peanuts surrounding a milky toffee center, gotta love that! There’s only 5 ingredients, which makes this recipe even better.

homemade pay day candy bars

Making homemade pay day candy bars takes a little patience with the cooking the toffee but other than that, it’s an easy recipe and a perfect one to make when the sweet/salty cravings hit.

My husband gave these peanutty candy bars a thumbs up, but did say they were a bit sweeter than the original.

close up of three homemade pay day candy bars on plate

Payday Candy Bar Ingredients

  • Peanuts
  • Butter
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Marshmallows
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk

 

How to Make Homemade Pay Day Candy Bars

Grease or spray a 13×9 inch pan with nonstick spray and layer half of the peanuts on the bottom of the pan. Set aside for now.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter and peanut butter chips over medium-low heat until well combined. Add the sweetened condensed milk and marshmallows and stir until all mixed. This will take a few minutes to get the marshmallows completely melted. Keep stirring!

mixing ingredients for pay day candy bars in saucepan

Pour the toffee mixture evenly over peanuts.

layer of peanuts and the caramel filling for candy bars

Top with remaining peanuts and let cool either at room temperature or refrigerate. I refrigerate the Pay Day candy bars once they set so they would stay a bit firm and not be so soft. Cut into servings pieces.

close up of pay day candybars in baking dish
individual pay day candy bars on white plate with baking dish in background
shot of pay day candy bars

Homemade Pay Day Candy Bars

Easy to Make Homemade Pay Day Candy Bars are made with a chewy caramelized toffee and coated with roasted salted peanuts.
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Equipment

  • 13 x 9 inch baking pan

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups roasted salted peanuts, divided
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups peanut butter chips
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  • Grease or spray a 13×9 inch pan with nonstick spray and layer half of the peanuts on the bottom of the pan. Set aside for now.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter and peanut butter chips over medium-low heat until well combined. Add the sweetened condensed milk and marshmallows and stir until all mixed. This will take a few minutes to get the marshmallows completely melted. Keep stirring!
  • Pour the toffee mixture evenly over peanuts.
  • Top with remaining peanuts and let cool either at room temperature or refrigerate. I refrigerate the Pay Day candy bars once they set so they would stay a bit firm and not be so soft.
  • Cut into serving pieces.

Nutritional Disclaimer

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close up of three homemade pay day candy bars on plate

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