Copy Cat PayDay Candy Bars

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A homemade payday candy bar on a plate

If you love PayDay bars, you are definitely going to love this!!

It’s super fast to make your own at home and they are super yummy!  Be sure to gently press the peanuts down once you add them in order to help everything stick together!!

A homemade payday candy bar on a plate
4.8 from 10 votes
Review Recipe

Copy Cat PayDay Candy Bars

Prep Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
It’s super fast to make your own at home and they are super yummy! 


  • 12 ounces peanut butter baking chips
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 24 ounces dry roasted peanuts

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  • Butter the bottom & sides of a 9x13 pan and place half of the peanuts in the bottom.
  • Melt the chips and butter over medium-low heat. Add in condensed milk and marshmallows, stirring until melted and combined.
  • Slowly pour mixture evenly over peanuts. Top with remaining peanuts and gently press down. Refrigerate to cool and set.
  • Cut into desired serving size.

Recipe Notes

Ensure the baking chips you get are the type that are similar to chocolate chips.
These bars hold up best if refrigerated.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 616, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 41g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 506mg, Potassium: 495mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin A: 175IU, Vitamin C: 0.8mg, Calcium: 125mg, Iron: 1.9mg
Keyword Candy Bar, PayDay Candy Bar

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