Sunday, February 20, 2022

Copycat Payday Candy Bars

How excited I was to come across this simple recipe...

Not only do I enjoy Payday Bars on occasion, I love being
able to make my own.

This only takes a few ingredients...and about 10 minutes...waiting for it to set up is the hardest part. 

I gave some 'samples' away for Valentine's Day treats, then took some of these sweet treats to a ladies luncheon, and this recipe was requested. You know that's always a good thing! I cut them in small pieces so they could have a 'taste' without splurging too much. 

(I will tell you if you decide you want to make half a an 8" X 8" pan...
you won't use a full jar of peanuts) 

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1-1/2 jars (16 ozs. each) dry roasted peanuts 
(I used lightly salted) 
5 Tb. butter
1 can (14 ozs) sweetened condensed milk
2 c. mini marshmallows
1 bag (10 ozs) Reese's peanut butter chips 
(use name brand for best results) 
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
pinch salt

Spray 9" x 13" baking pan with non-stick baking spray. 

Add 1 jar of peanuts in even layer in the bottom of prepared dish; set aside. 

(Read tip below)...In large saucepan, melt butter over medium/low heat. 
Add marshmallows, sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter chips to saucepan; stir well. 

Continue cooking over medium/low heat (for about 5 minutes), stirring

Remove from heat; add salt and vanilla; stir until blended. 

Carefully pour marshmallow mixture over peanut layer in the pan, using a spatula to even out marshmallow mixture as needed. 

Sprinkle remaining peanuts over marshmallow mixture, pressing lightly into the filling. 

Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Cut into bars or squares and enjoy. 

Yield: 24 - 30 pieces, depending on size. 

Recipe found at Kudos Kitchen by Renee
(You can watch a video there if you choose to) 

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1 comment :

  1. I LOVE Paydays, Marsha! I’ll be trying this yummy candy. Thanks for sharing the yumminess. 🥰