Ingredients

How to make it

  • Combine the first six ingredients in a sauce pan.
  • Cook over low heat until the caramel has melted and stirs smooth. Add 3/4 cup powdered sugar and stir to mix in. Reserve the remaining sugar.
  • Turn heat to medium high. Using a candy thermometer, cook caramel mixture until exactly 230F while stirring often.
  • Remove from heat, let cool for a few minutes, and add remaining powdered sugar. Use
  • a hand mixer to beat in the sugar for a couple minutes. Let candy
  • cool for 20 minutes. Divide candy into eight equal pieces and form
  • each into 4 inch logs.
  • Place on wax paper and let cool for one hour.
  • In a double boiler, add remaining caramels and water.
  • Melt until smooth. Remove from heat, but keep hot water under the caramel so it doesn't firm up.
  • Use a pastry brush to coat one of the logs with hot caramel.
  • Roll in peanuts in a shallow dish. If any spots are not completely covered in peanuts, apply more caramel and stick back in peanuts. Repeat with the remaining logs.
  • Allow to cool completely before eating.

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  • pennyh 3 years ago
    I'd love to make these as people just keep bringing them back as holiday goodies!! As I'm in the UK can you let me know what you mean by caramel squares - are these soft, chewy 'toffee' or a harder toffee like werthers original?
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  • adzell 5 years ago
    Looks great! Hope you do not mind, but I just added it to the "I Love Candy Bars" group! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    frodo ate it and said...
    how did this slip by me!!? but i eyeballed it
    in my travels...he he he...i got it now..gonna gain 5 lbs, and give you 5 pts..
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    No fair, Lana!! I'm gaining weight just LOOKING at this! :+D
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  • lanacountry 5 years ago
    I don't think I ever saw them, but sounds GREAT.
    In my store they sell our constantly, and a lot
    of stores here don't even carry them anymore..:(
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  • justjakesmom 5 years ago
    I love paydays! Does anyone remember when they had the chocolate payday? In the 80's - for some reason they quite making them.
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  • lanacountry 5 years ago
    Thank you Ms Cheryl!! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    Girl, You have my 5, that looks real good. Have a good night...Cheryl
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  • lanacountry 5 years ago
    These would be REALLY fresh..huh?? :)
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  • lanacountry 5 years ago
    This is SUCH a delicious candy bar..have you all
    noticed that they are getting harder to find in a
    lot of stores?
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  • petunia97 5 years ago
    Pay Days are my all time favorite candy bar!!!! I could have been making my own all this time!!!! thanks for the recipe
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    My husband loves Pay Day's...still does.Then they came out with the Honey Roasted version and that became his favorite. I guess they stopped making them because after a while I couldn't find them any more. I'll have to make these, and I'll have to make them with Honey Roasted Peanuts. I'll let you know when I do.
    Thanks, Lana!
    Another 5!
    Deb~
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  • 22566 5 years ago
    Thank-you for the recipe.

    Kind Regards
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  • sas 5 years ago
    Love Pay Day. This is a keeper.
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    " It was excellent "
    herby ate it and said...
    wow, delicious!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Great memorys Great recipe thanks bunches
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