COPY CAT PAYDAY BARS

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Copy cat payday bars are easy and delicious.

Copy Cat PayDay Bars

These copy cat payday bars are so much like the original candy bar you will be making these all the time.  This copy cat recipe is addicting and I can make myself sick on this candy.  My entire family went crazy for this candy.  You could double the recipe and they keep well refrigerated for at least two weeks.  Mine have never lasted longer than that.  They would make a great gift, too.  Just be sure and keep stirring while cooking and if the melting ingredients start to burn just slide to the side of the burner and turn stove down a little.  They get pretty hard in the refrigerator and I like to put them out for a few minutes to soften the middles before serving or eating.  You might also like our recipe for these nutty chocolate bars.

Copy cat payday bars will quickly become one of your favorite candy recipes.

4 tablespoons butter

1 (10 ounce) bag peanut butter chips (like chocolate chips but made of peanut butter)

2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (I used the fat free and it worked fine in this recipe)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (16 ounce) jar dry roasted and salted peanuts (divided)

In a pan on top of the stove melt the butter and chips together.  Add in marshmallows and milk and bring to a boil stirring constantly.  Turn heat down to a low boil and cook for 5 minutes stirring the entire time.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.  Spray a 9 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray and put half the peanuts in the bottom of the dish.  Pour melted ingredients over the peanuts and spread to cover.  Add the other half of the peanuts to the top and kind of mash into the cooked ingredients.  Refrigerate for at least a couple hours.  Remove and cut into squares or bars.  Makes 1 to 1 1/2 dozen pieces depending on size you cut them.  Enjoy!

Copy Cat PayDay Bars

Copy Cat PayDay Bars

Copy Cat PayDay Bars

These homemade payday bars are absolutely delicious and easy to make. They taste just like the candy bar!
Prep Time15 mins
2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: candy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Copy Cat PayDay Bars
Servings: 18 bars
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 10 ounce bag peanut butter chips (like chocolate chips but made of peanut butter)
  • 2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk (I used the fat free and it worked fine in this recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 16 ounce jar dry roasted and salted peanuts (divided)

Instructions

  • In a pan on top of the stove melt the butter and chips together.  Add in marshmallows and milk and bring to a boil stirring constantly.  Turn heat down to a low boil and cook for 5 minutes stirring the entire time.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Spray a 9 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray and put half the peanuts in the bottom of the dish.  Pour melted ingredients over the peanuts and spread to cover.  Add the other half of the peanuts to the top and kind of mash into the cooked ingredients.  Refrigerate for at least a couple hours.
  • Remove and cut into squares or bars.  Makes 1 to 1 1/2 dozen pieces depending on size you cut them.

 

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