Preparation Time: 12 mins | Serving: 12 bars

Homemade Payday Candy Bars are both salty and sweet. And they are super easy and quick to whip up. All you need are a few simple ingredients (salted peanuts, marshmallows, peanut butter chips, and sweetened condensed milk). Mix the ingredients, let them set, and viola! You have tasty, fun, made-from-scratch Payday candy bars!

I love these homemade Payday Candy Bars. In my opinion, they are a million better than the original! If PayDays are your favorite, I am pretty sure that you’ll enjoy this homemade version. This version is almost unfussy, requires little effort to make, and guarantees one of the best candy bars you’ll ever make!

To make these candy bars, we start with peanuts, then the filling, and topping it all off with the remaining peanuts. The filling is made with a combination of unsalted butter, condensed milk, and marshmallows. If desired, you can wrap these candy bars and give them as gifts.


3 tbsp unsalted butter

3 c. salted peanuts

1 can sweeten condensed milk

2 c. mini marshmallows

½ tsp vanilla extract

2 c. peanut butter chips


Step 1: In a large saucepan, place the butter and peanut butter. Allow them to melt on medium heat until the mixture is smooth.

Step 2: To the melted butter-peanut butter mixture, add the condensed milk, vanilla extract, and marshmallows. Mix well until the ingredients are well blended and smooth.

Step 3: Using nonstick- spray or butter, grease a 9 x 13-inch rectangular baking pan.

Step 4: To the bottom of the prepared pan, spread half of the peanuts. Over the peanuts, evenly pour the mixture and sprinkle with the rest of the peanuts.

Step 5: Keep in the fridge until set or at room temperature.

Step 6: Into serving bars, cut the candy, and serve. Enjoy!


Make sure to use baking chips similar to chocolate chips.

Let the bars set in the fridge. Doing so will keep the bars holding their shape longer.

Nutritional Facts:

Per serving: Energy: 616 kcal; Carbohydrates: 49g; Protein: 20g; Total fat: 41g; Sodium: 506mg.