Michael loves Payday candy bars. So every now and then I make him these candies. The first several times I made them I followed the directions and tried to spoon it out into circular candies, which did not turn out well for me. However they tasted delicious. So I got creative and decided to let laziness take over. I put the candy mixture into a loaf pan with a piece of parchment paper to make it easier to remove. Then I just cut it into pieces/bars.
So here’s how you do it.
Put the butter, gentle sweet, and stevia into a pan and begin stirring as it melts.
While it is just starting to heat up get your other ingredients ready to go: nuts, peanut butter, heavy cream and caramel extract.
When the butter and sweeteners are melted, add in the heavy cream and caramel extract.
Whisk as it slowly boils.
Keep whisking until it becomes a nice caramel color.
Watch it carefully once it begins to brown because it goes from that to this in just a few seconds, it seems.
Now we add in the tiny bit of natural peanut butter and the slightly chopped peanuts and combine.
Here’s where I cheat and just put it in a parchment lined loaf pan. Since I made a double batch today, I’m putting it in a parchment lined 8×8 pan.
Then I put it in the refrigerator and let it harden up. I’ll cut this in half and then each half into 8 strips/bars. The recipe is supposed to make 16 pieces, so I reckon each of our bars are two pieces. It doesn’t last long around here.
The full recipe is on page 381 of the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook and can be found online if you search for it, especially if you have a THM membership.
I hope this helps you make this delectable candy.
Until next time, God bless,