Pay Days are a cookie bar recipe that is a great alternative to all the fudge and chocolate covered stuff at Christmas. They taste just like a Pay Day candy bar. My girls request them every year at Christmas and all year round. They are made in a 9X 13 pan so they are easy to transport and stay fresh for several days.
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large egg YOLKS
Mix together either by hand or on low with a mixer. Mixture is a little dry and crumbly. Press into a 9X13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 13 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven.
3 cups miniature marshmallows
Sprinkle with an even single layer of miniature marshmallows. Return to oven for 2 minutes. Cool.
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
12 oz. Reese’s peanut butter chips
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cup Rice Krispies
2 cups cocktail peanuts
Top Layer Instructions:
In a medium sauce pan on the stove, over low heat, mix together the corn syrup, butter and Reese’s peanut butter chips until smooth. Stir in the vanilla, Rice Krispies and peanuts.
Using 2 spoons, one to scoop, one to scrape it off, drop by spoonfuls over marshmallows, covering the surface. It starts to cool and get hard very quickly so work fast. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Cut into small squares. Store in an airtight container for up to a week. You do not need to keep refrigerated.