Pay Day Cookies

Pay Day Cookies: Peanut butter, candy corn and peanuts create a #copycat Payday flavor!
I love this time of year. I love jeans, and hoodies, and fall colors. I love anything pumpkin flavored (even enjoyed my first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice coffee this week).  But, yes, I mostly love candy corn. I mean it’s pure sugar, who doesn’t love it? Don’t answer that.
These cookies are inspired by one of my favorite candy corn snacks…a bowl of peanuts and candy corn. And yes, it truly does taste like a PAY Day candy bar. The cookies are just yummy, maybe not so PAY DAY tasting.
What sort of things do you enjoy this time of year? Or are you just wishing it was another season already?

Pay Day Cookies


  • 1 1/2 bags (12 oz each) Brach candy corn
  • 1 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 bags M&M's PEANUT BUTTER Candy (not peanut)


  1. In mixer, combine butter and sugars. Beat for about 2 minutes, until creamy. Add in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour, baking soda and salt. Fold in the peanuts and M&M's. Drop by large tablespoons onto a cookie sheet.
  2. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press in the candy corn (point first so it goes in easily). Allow to cool and enjoy!

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Posted on September 23, 2011

Comments & Reviews

  1. I love fall also. It’s my favorite season. I love these cookies. I am putting them on my list for Halloween cookies. I linked to you from Mouthwatering Monday. Thanks for a great recipe.

  2. Hi Amiee lovely to meet you over the blogosphere and thank you for your friend request on Food Buzz – I’m looking forward to using it more.

    I love your blog – autumn is great although I wish we had more Halloween goodies in the UK – we don’t have candy corn over here! I’d never seen it until I started to follow some of my American blog friends :0)

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