Easy to prepare homemade super delicious dessert. Made with caramelized toffee and roasted peanuts, you’ll probably outdo the original with this one.

Virtually everyone loves a nutty toffee Payday candy. The taste of the salty roasted peanuts and caramelized toffee can get you hooked on it like crack. Sometimes, your craving for this peanuty goodness strikes at odd places or times (like in the middle of the night), and you’re often left undone when you’re unable to quench that craving. Well, not anymore!.

With this homemade payday candy recipe, you’ll get the delicious goodness of the real deal (or even better) to quench your craving anytime, anywhere. Believe me, this is the best payday candy you will ever have! I really shouldn’t be sharing this. I could get arrested for making you addicted to your pantry, kitchen and this super delightful treat.

This recipe is super inexpensive and really easy to make (though the toffee requires a little patience to cook) and is a great treat for your kids and friends. This recipe yields 12 bars, so it is excellent for when you want to have friends over and share some delight with them… Or, you may just go greedy and finish it all on your own. Trust me, no one would blame you!



12 bars

Prep time

12 minutes


  • Homemade payday candy bar requires just a few ingredients

  • 1.3 cups salted peanuts

  • 2.2 cups peanut butter chips

  • 3.2 cups mini marshmallows

  • 4.1 can sweetened condensed milk

  • 5.3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 6.½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Step 1: Place butter and peanut butter chips in a large saucepan and melt them over medium heat until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Step 2: Add condensed milk, vanilla extract and marshmallows to the melted butter-peanut butter mix. Stir until the mix is smooth and fully incorporated.
  • Step 3: Grease a 9×13-inch rectangular baking dish with butter or non-stick spray. Spread half of the peanuts across the baking dish
  • Step 4: Pour the mix from step 2evenly over the peanuts, and then sprinkle the remaining peanuts on top
  • Step 5: Refrigerate or let sit at room temperature until it sets. Cut candy into serving bars and enjoy.