Homemade PayDay® Bars | Even though Pay Day is my number one favorite candy bar nothing compares to this homemade version. This is the easiest copycat PayDay® Candy Bar recipe out there. I love adding this candy to my Christmas Goodie Tray. You can cut them into bars or pour the hot candy into holiday tins, place a knife on top before closing it with a lid and give as a gift to that someone you know that also loves Pay Day bars.
These bars are also known as Nut Roll Bars….Sweet and Salty Perfection. I had to make sure these little jewels got packed up and out the door quickly because they were calling me every chance they got! I also love these EGGNOG CANDY STICKS!
Here’s how to make these delicious bites of sweet and salty heaven.
Pour some of the peanuts into the prepared pan.
Melt the candy portion and pour over the nuts.
Press the remaining nuts on top; refrigerate until firm (at least overnight).
Homemade PayDay® Bars
- 3 cups cocktail peanuts, divided
- 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cups peanut butter chips
- 1 (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
Pour 1½ cups peanuts into the bottom of a 7x11-inch baking dish lined with foil and sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
In a medium saucepan melt the butter and and peanut butter chips.
Stir until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in the condensed milk and marshmallows. Let the mixture sit for a minute or two to heat up the marshmallows. Stir until smooth and combined.
Pour peanut butter mixture over peanuts. Even out the candy with an off set spatula. Sprinkle the remaining 1½ cups of peanuts over the top of the candy; lightly press peanuts into candy. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Preferably overnight. Cut into sticks.
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