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Homemade Payday Candy Bars Christmas Candy

An Easy No Boil Christmas Candy Recipe

This easy homemade payday candy bars are sweet and creamy on the inside and salty and crunchy on the outside. This payday candy bars does not require boiling, or a thermometer, just melt, stir, pour and chill. Its a great sweet treat for holiday gatherings and gives variety to you dessert trays. They also pack very well for gift giving, or taking to Christmas gatherings.

Homemade payday candy bars are a must have whenever we travel to the USA. Canada doesn’t have them so I created this payday bar recipe with peanut butter to let my family enjoy them too. These little squares of peanut buttery goodness taste almost the same as their purchased counterpart. They have a sweet, soft and gooey fudge center surrounded by loads of salty crunchy peanuts.  These payday bars should be a real hit this Christmas as long as I remember to keep out of them myself.

Homemade payday candy bars sitting on a white plate. An easy to make no bake Christmas recipe. A chewy peanut butter budge surrounded by layers of salty peanuts.

Homemade Payday Candy Bars Recipe

Ingredients for Homemade Payday Bars

4 cups Peanuts, roasted or honey roasted
1/2 cup Peanut butter
1/4 cup Butter

1 can Condensed milk, sweetened
1 package Peanut butter chips (300 g or 10 oz)
1 package mini Marshmallows

No bake recipes always seem to be the easiest dessert treats to make, and these homemade payday candy bars certainly are easy. There’s no baking or boiling of temperature taking needed , and you mix up the ingredients in one pot Did you hear one pot? One pot to wash up and thats it. Oh and if you love peanut butter like I love peanut butter these bars are delicious.

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.

A saucepan with melting peanut butter being stirred with a large wooden spoon. Making no bake peanut butter square Christmas recipe

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

A saucepan filled with peanut butter filling and marshmallows being melted for payday bars recipe.

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

A tray of peanut butter payday candy bars cooling in a baking pan.

Quickly before the candy start to cool, place the rest of the peanuts over the top of the peanut butter mixture. Using a spatula 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 homemade payday candy bars in an air tight container.  The payday bars can be frozen up to 3 months.

A closeup of two payday bars with loads of peanuts in a thick creamy fudge.
Homemade payday candy bars sitting on a white plate. An easy to make no bake Christmas recipe. A chewy peanut butter budge surrounded by layers of salty peanuts.

Homemade Payday Candy Bar Recipe

An easy to make no bake homemade payday candy bar recipe with lots of peanut flavour and crunch. A soft peanut fudge center is surrounded with two layers of crunchy peanuts.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes

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.
    Making the bottom layer of a payday candy bar recipe 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.
    A saucepan with melting peanut butter being stirred with a large wooden spoon. Making no bake peanut butter square Christmas recipe
  • 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.
    A saucepan filled with peanut butter filling and marshmallows being melted for payday bars recipe.
  • Add 2 cups of peanuts stir. Remove from head and pour into the pan.
    A tray of peanut butter payday candy bars cooling in a baking 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.
    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.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy recipe, christmas recipe, payday candy bars, peanut butter candy
Servings: 24 bars

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