Melissa's Cuisine: Payday Bars

Friday, February 24, 2012

Payday Bars

For as much as I love chocolate, you might be surprised to hear that one of my favorite candies has absolutely no chocolate in it--I love Paydays!  I love the combination of the salty nuts and the sweet caramel candy surrounding them.

My other favorite candy is Reese's Peanut Butter you notice the peanutty trend?  I've made a bar version of PB cups before, and they are one of my favorite treats.  When I saw this recipe for Payday bars, I knew I had to try them.  I was really impressed with these and I find myself grabbing one every time I open the fridge--yes, they are that good!
Payday Bars

Makes about 30 bars

You will need:
3 cups salted peanuts
2-1/2 Tablespoons butter
2 cups peanut butter chips
14 ounces (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
2 cups mini marshmallows

1.  Sprinkles 1-1/2 cups of the peanuts onto the bottom of an un-greased 9x13" pan.

2.  Melt butter and peanut butter chips in a large saucepan.  Stir until smooth.

3.  Remove pan from heat and stir in sweetened condensed milk and marshmallows.  Stir continuously until marshmallows melt and the mixture is smooth.

4.  Pour the peanut butter mixture over the peanuts in the pan.

5.  Sprinkle remaining 1-1/2 cups of peanuts over the peanut butter mixture.

6.  Refrigerate until the bars are solid.  Cut into bars and store in the fridge.

Source: Bake or Break


  1. Can't wait to try these. Sound delish & Pay Day is one of my favorites.

  2. Yum! I love Paydays and this bar looks way better then the candy bar!!

  3. these look great- My dad is a huge payday fan and i am definitely going to be making these for him!

  4. Those look really good. I tried a Payday bar recipe, but it didn't melt the marshmallows down and it was really odd. I need to try this one :)

    Stopping by from Something Swanky.

  5. One of the few candy bars that I buy. Putting the ingredients on the shopping list.

  6. These look so yummy, can't wait to try them!

  7. My favorite thing is finding to die for recipes online, then trying them. This is one of those recipes! I can't wait to have a go at them (which happen to be my fav candy bar). Can't think why I haven't looked for this recipe before now!

  8. I made these and they were amazing! Tasted just like a payday candy bar. But I had trouble with them being sticky. I cut them into bars and wrapped them in plastic wrap and they stuck to the wrap. Did yours come out sticky?

    1. Yes, mine were quite sticky as well. If you store them in the fridge, that definitely helps!

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  10. Wonderful recipe! I love Payday bars. It's my absolute favorite candy aside from Reese's. I'm shocked that it makes 30 bars. Having that many Paydays could definitely be dangerous in my house haha.

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