Payday Bar Cake

Don’t you just love those Payday candy bars? You can enjoy a cake that tastes just like one. Thanks to Kerry Harrison for this one.

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Payday Bar Cake

Salty peanuts paired with sweetness. What more would you want in a cake?
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Mix Recipes, Candy Bar Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 732kcal


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 12 ounces peanut butter chips
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies


  • Mix cake mix, butter and egg in bowl. Press in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 18 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Sprinkle with marshmallows. Return to oven for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the marshmallows begin to puff.
  • In saucepan, heat corn syrup, 1/4 cup butter, vanilla, and chips until melted. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies and peanuts.
  • Spoon over marshmallows, spread to cover. Chill and cut bars.


Calories: 732kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 679mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 3.9mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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