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Homemade PayDay Candy Bars

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The idea of sweet combined with salty is heaven. However, I do not like spending money on candy bars each day. When I sat down to figure out what a PayDay candy bar had for ingredients, I realized that it would not be too difficult to replicate the sweet and salty candy treat so that I would have them at home.

With a handful of ingredients, a small amount of time, you can have your own treat at home whenever your sweet tooth starts yelling at you.

The good part, you could cover these bars with milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate.

This alone would give you a variety so that you do not get bored with just one type. I prefer to make a few of each and always keep them accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I roast the peanuts before adding them to the baking dish?

Roasting the peanuts will give the treat a little more crunch which is very tasty.

            I do not have the recommended size pan, can I use a 9×13?

You can, your bars will be slightly thinner than normal. You could double the recipe to fill the pan and make them as thick as a bar you buy uptown.

            How do I store these?

They should be placed in an airtight container, they can sit on the counter for up to one week before they start to harden too much to eat. It is not recommended to freeze these treats. They will not thaw properly to enjoy the taste.

            Do I have to roast the peanuts?

Absolutely not! I personally like the additional crunch I get when I roast them.

            Can I use different types of nuts?

You could try that. I have not done so myself. I prefer the peanuts and then the treat tastes just like a payday bar.

What do you need to make Homemade PayDay Candy Bars

            3 cups salted peanuts, I prefer to roast mine to give them extra crunch

            3 tbsp butter

            2 cups Peanut Butter chips

            2 cups miniature marshmallows

            1 can sweetened condensed milk

How to make Homemade PayDay Candy Bars

FIRST STEP:

Roast the salted peanuts in a single layer in the oven at 350*(This is optional)

Grease an 11×7 pan and spread the nuts over the bottom in a single layer

SECOND STEP:

In a saucepan, melt the butter and the Peanut Butter Chips

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b)

Add in the miniature marshmallows and the Sweetened Condensed milk

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b)

THIRD STEP:

Stir over low heat until completely melted and blended together.

Pour this mixture over the layer of peanuts in the pan

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b)

c)

d)

Top with any remaining salted peanuts, if desired

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b)

c)

d)

Enjoy!

YUM!

Homemade PayDay Candy Bars

Homemade PayDay Candy Bars

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  •             3 cups salted peanuts, I prefer to roast mine to give them extra crunch
  •             3 tbsp butter
  •             2 cups Peanut Butter chips
  •             2 cups miniature marshmallows
  •             1 can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Roast the salted peanuts in a single layer in the oven at 350*(This is optional)

Grease an 11x7 pan and spread the nuts over the bottom in a single layer

SECOND STEP:

In a saucepan, melt the butter and the Peanut Butter Chips

Add in the miniature marshmallows and the Sweetened Condensed milk

THIRD STEP:

Stir over low heat until completely melted and blended together.

Pour this mixture over the layer of peanuts in the pan

Top with any remaining salted peanuts, if desired

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 425Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 9mgSodium 253mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 4gSugar 19gProtein 14g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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