Hershey's PayDay Candy Bar copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Hershey's PayDay Candy Bar

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In December of 1996, Hershey Foods snagged the U.S. operations of Leaf Brands for a pretty penny. This added several well known candies to Hershey's already impressive roster, including Good & Plenty, Jolly Rancher, Milk Duds, Whoppers, Heath, and this delicious peanut roll, which we can finally clone at home. The center is sort of a white fudge that we can make by combining a few ingredients on the stove, then getting the mixture up to just the right temperature using a candy thermometer (you've got one, right?). Once cool, this candy center is coated with a thin layer of caramel, then quickly rolled over roasted peanuts. Looks just like the real thing! This recipe will make eight candy bars. But it's up to you to make the dental appointment.

Source: Even More Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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Anna McClung
Jul 5, 2016, 22:00

Been craving Payday bars for a week now. So I made this recipe. Pretty sure you saved me dying for want. Thanks again, Todd.

princess nora
Jan 29, 2006, 22:00

It's really yummy, but they are very complicated to make.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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