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I have had one PayDay candy bar in my lifetime. We were on our way home from a horse show in Lexington, KY, and we didn’t really have snacks for the trip home. Since we weren’t really planning on stopping for a meal on the way home (we were hauling horses), we all grabbed candy bars at a gas station. Yes, we grabbed candy bars to replace a meal; yes, this was after I had been a successful THM blogger for over a year; and yes, those candy bars made me sick. But I do have an excuse: after hearing all about low-carb PayDay mockups (like the famous “Pay Off Day Candies” from the THM cookbook), I thought I should come up with my own, and how was I supposed to do that if I had never tasted the real thing? That is a valid excuse, y’all.
And it resulted in this recipe, so aren’t you happy? I know you’ll forgive me for my transgression.
Actually, my sister Katelyn is the one who came up with this basic recipe, but since she never measures, I made it on my own with my own flair and wrote it down for humanity. These fat bombs have all the flavors of a PayDay candy bar, minus the fattening qualities! Yeah, fat doesn’t make you fat. Who knew?
Traditional PayDays are caramel and peanut butter flavors together, but since I despise the taste of caramel extract, I like to use maple instead. I think it tastes more caramelly than caramel extract. Go figure.
If you omit the peanuts in these cool candies, they actually work in a THM Deep S setting! (You can click here for other Deep S recipes.)
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You can find this recipe in my cookbook, Necessary Food.
- Stir together all ingredients except for the salt and peanuts. Taste and add a very small dash of salt if necessary.
- Pour the candy mixture into molds or into a foil-lined container. Sprinkle with the desired amount of peanuts. Freeze until hard, then remove from molds or break up into pieces.
- Store in freezer.
I'm not going to tell you how many are a serving size because that totally varies on what else you're eating at the same time. Eat a moderate amount. 😉
- Defatted Peanut Flour
- Whey Protein Powder
- THM Pristine Whey Protein Powder, THM Defatted Peanut Flour, and THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder can all be purchased from the Trim Healthy Mama online store.