Sinfully delicious bars that taste just like a PayDay® candy bar. The salty mixed with the sweet is heavenly! No baking in oven needed!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
35
Yield:
35 bars
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Ingredients

35
Original recipe yields 35 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spray the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Spread 1/2 of the peanuts into the prepared baking dish.

  • Cook and stir sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter chips, and butter in a saucepan over medium heat until melted, about 5 minutes. Add marshmallows and stir until smooth. Pour mixture over peanuts and top with remaining peanuts.

  • Refrigerate until chilled, 1 to 2 hours. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 5.8g 12% DV; carbohydrates 16.8g 5% DV; fat 10.9g 17% DV; cholesterol 6.4mg 2% DV; sodium 153.1mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2016
Made exactly as written. Easy to make. Taste very much like the candy bar. Would recommend 1-2 more cups of nuts and a larger pan to thin out the nugget (as is, nugget is about and 1" thick). Must keep refrigerated otherwise nugget softens and becomes gooy (maybe more marsh mellows would help). Will definitely make again with the adjustments. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/12/2017
Made this and it was awful. After researching for a better recipe. I found out the main ingredient was missing Caramel... Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2016
Made exactly as written. Easy to make. Taste very much like the candy bar. Would recommend 1-2 more cups of nuts and a larger pan to thin out the nugget (as is, nugget is about and 1" thick). Must keep refrigerated otherwise nugget softens and becomes gooy (maybe more marsh mellows would help). Will definitely make again with the adjustments. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2019
Just so we’re clear on what caramel is... it’s melted sugar. This recipe isn’t missing the caramel it’s just not easy to replicate a candy bar made by a manufacturer that can use highly processed ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2017
Made this and it was awful. After researching for a better recipe. I found out the main ingredient was missing Caramel... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2017
I followed the recipe exactly except that I only had a 10 ounce package of peanut butter chips. Something burned and stuck to the bottom of my pan while I was stirring and it flaked into the mixture but it still came out great! I can't stop eating it straight from the fridge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2019
10/10 will make again, pretty darn good. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2017
I didn't let the marshmallows melt completely otherwise followed recipe. Very good and easy to make Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2018
Just like the real thing. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2018
While tasty does NOT taste like a PayDay Bar. PayDay Bars have a caramel center as stated on their wrapper. This recipe has a peanut butter center. Big difference in taste. Want a PayDay clone look elsewhere. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2019
Taste great...family really liked...I found it a little too soft. Read More