PayDay Truffles

Love PayDay candy bars? Try making these delicious PayDay truffles at home! Bite sized, copycat candy…doesn’t get better than this!

You can recreate that candy like I did in this PayDay Popcorn or these PayDay cookies!

Copycat PayDay candy bars in truffle form! Delicious bites of peanut, caramel goodness!
Copycat PayDay candy bars in truffle form! Delicious bites of peanut, caramel goodness!
Yield: 60 truffles

PayDay Truffles

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Love PayDay candy bars? Try making these delicious PayDay truffles at home! Bite sized, copycat candy…doesn’t get better than this!


  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Miniature Marshmallows
  • ½ cup creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 can (14 ounce) Dulce De Leche
  • 4 ½ cups Dry Roasted Salted Peanuts, divided
  • 2 packages (16 ounce each) Ghirardelli white chocolate wafers


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until smooth. Add in peanut butter and dulce de leche. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. Fold in 4 cups peanuts.
  3. Scoop by large tablespoon onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 2-4 hours.
  4. Melt white chocolate wafers according to package directions in a clear glass bowl.
  5. Using a toothpick, dip each frozen truffle into the melted white chocolate, tapping side of the bowl to remove excess. Return to parchment paper lined baking sheet and immediately press on a peanut (or two) to cover the toothpick holes. Repeat until all truffles have been dipped.
  6. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.


  • We love using Ghirardelli melting wafers in place of white chocolate chips. They melt smoother and taste amazing.
  • Substitute the white chocolate wafers for milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate wafers instead!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on March 3, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Ohmygosh these are wonderful….went to bowling yesterday and one of the gals on the league gave some of us a christmas box of these payday truffles. I couldn’t wait, i had to try one…..WONDERFUL………What a nice Christmas gift for mailman, neighbors, friends, etc. These without a doubt are the best.

    Thanks a million for the recipe and thank you my friend for the wonderful treat.

    1. So glad you enjoyed them!! They truly are a treat, you have a great friend on your league to share some treats with you 🙂

  2. These look incredible Aimee! I love that you made truffles out of the payday candy bar flavors. Peanut butter and dulce de luce are so good together and can’t wait to give these babies a try – pinning!

  3. Trust me…you have nothin’ to worry about in the waistline department, haha ;). These look amazing – pinned and sharing!!!

  4. Oh, how I love these truffles! Being bite size means I can eat 10 of them, and not feel guilty, right?! 🙂

  5. I super mega love PayDays, but they are definitely my dad’s end-all-be-all favorite candy bars! He would flip if I made these for him 🙂

    1. I use La Lechera, but I know you can make your own using sweetened condensed milk too. The La Lechera is already thickened and perfect for these truffles (you can find it either in the ethnic aisle and/or next to the sweetened condensed milk).

  6. I don’t think I could ever look at a Payday the same way again. What a wonderful idea for truffles.

  7. These are SO cute! And they are bite-sized, which means they have no calories. Obviously. 😉

  8. You have the best photos! I love truffles – traditional flavors in mini balls! Peanuts and caramel are so good together – Payday all the way!

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