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Homemade Payday Copycat Peanut Square Recipe

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Payday Inspired Peanut Butter Squares Recipe

Whenever we manage to travel south to the USA I have list of must haves. Besides the local sightseeing experiences, I must stop by Hobby Lobby and bring home a couple Payday Bars.  This peanut butter squares taste almost the same, with a soft gooey center and of course lots of crunchy peanuts.  These squares should be a real hit this Christmas as long as I remember to keep out of them.

Homemade Peanut Butter Square recipe

No Bake Peanut Butter Square Ingredients

[one-half-first]4 cups Peanuts, roasted or honey roasted
1/2 cup Peanut butter
1/4 cup Butter[/one-half-first]
[one-half]1 can Condensed milk, sweetened
1 package Peanut butter chips (300 g or 10 oz)
1 package mini Marshmallows (400 g or 16 oz)[/one-half]

No bake recipes always seem the easiest to make and these squares are definitely easy.  The best part, one pot to wash up and that’s it.

Butter and line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper. Evenly spread 1 cup of peanuts over the bottom of the pan. Set aside.

Making the bottom layer of peanut butter squares with peanuts.

In a large sauce pan over low heat melt 1/4 cup butter, add the peanut butter and blend constantly until blended about 1 minute. Add the condensed milk and the peanut butter chips. Stir over low until the chips melt about 2 minutes.How to make copycat payday bars, a no bake peanut butter square recipe.

The mixture will be like a thick fudge, add and then fold in the marshmallows,stir until melted.

Adding marshmallows to a one pot no bake peanut butter square recipe.

Add 2 cups of peanuts stir. Remove from head and pour into the pan.

Peanut butter fudge center in a peanut butter square recipe

Place the rest of the peanuts over the top of the peanut butter mixture. Press the peanuts down into the peanut mixture.

Place in the fridge to cool for at least two hours.  Once cool cut into small squares with a buttered knife.

No bake peanut butter bar recipe

Store the peanut butter squares in an air tight container.  The squares can be frozen up to 3 months.

Easy no bake Peanut bar recipe featuring a fudgy center

Homemade Peanut Butter Square recipe

Homemade Payday Copycat Peanut Square Recipe

An easy no bake Peanut Butter Square. A airy fudge center is surrounded with two layers of crunchy peanuts.
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Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:2 hrs 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peanuts
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 16 oz package mini marshmallows 400 grams
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 10 oz package Peanut Butter chips 300 grams

Instructions

  • Butter and line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper. Evenly spread 1 cup of peanuts over the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan over low heat melt 1/4 cup butter, add the peanut butter and blend constantly until blended about 1 minute.
  • Add the condensed milk and the peanut butter chips. Stir over low until the chips melt about 2 minutes.
  • The mixture will be like a thick fudge, add and then fold in the marshmallows,stir until melted.
  • Add 2 cups of peanuts stir. Remove from head and pour into the pan.
  • Place the rest of the peanuts over the top of the peanut butter mixture. Press the peanuts down into the peanut mixture.
  • Place in the fridge to cool for at least two hours.  Once cool cut into small squares with a buttered knife.
  • Store the peanut butter squares in an air tight container.  The squares can be frozen up to 3 months.
Servings: 24 bars

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