Payday Fudge

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Okay, so it’s official: candy corn is magical. They look like unicorn horns for a reason, methinks. Just adding simple ingredients to candy corn makes it taste like something else entirely.

Like…if you add peanuts to candy corn you get a PayDay Candy Bar. And, if you add candy corn and peanuts to peanut butter fudge, it tastes like PayDay Fudge. If that’s not unicorn magic, I don’t know what is.

Payday Fudge is peanut butter fudge filled with candy corn and peanuts - it tastes like a PayDay Candy Bar!

So, today is one of those days where I’m looking at you with a little smirky know-it-all smile. You’re looking back at me and thinking what does she know that I don’t?

Then, if we were actually together in this scenario, you’d think…did she change her hair? Get her teeth whitened? Lose 10 lbs? And, meanwhile, I’d just continue to smile at you until you figured out the change.

Since by “we” in this situation I mean you and my blog, well, then it might be a little harder. If you’re a regular you may have noticed right away but…no my blog didn’t get her hair cut. And she’s been working out, but that last 10lb is really sticking. What’s the change?

Crazy for Crust has a whole new look!

I’m super excited about the changes. I’ve been waiting for about 7 months for a redesign and it’s finally happened. The wonderful and amazing Lindsay at PURR Design has totally re-done my look, from the logo to the framework. Today, my blog finally grew up. 🙂

I’ll be going over the finer points of the design and pointing out some cool features in a future post (as part of my upcoming Blogging Series) but in the meantime, browse around, see how it works. And if you find anything wonky, please just let me know!

In the meantime, let’s celebrate with FUDGE!

Payday Fudge

Candy Corn is baaaaack. You’ve probably seen it. Obviously the people in Roseville, CA are addicted to it because Walmart was completely sold out yesterday.


I’m not a huge just-eat-candy-corn fan. Honestly, alone, it’s kid of boring. But candy corn is truly magical – when you mix it with certain other foods it totally changes the flavor.

Melt it with peanut butter and you get Butterfingers. #truestory

And, when you mix it with peanuts, you get PayDay Candy Bars! You can eat it alone to get the effect, or use the two ingredients to make something else. I actually have a recipe for PayDay Rice Krispie Treats in my book and today I’m sharing PayDay Fudge.

I’m telling you – it’s magical!

This is an easy fudge recipe. Only 6 ingredients! Simply melt white chocolate and peanut butter with sweetened condensed milk. That’s the base of your fudge. Then, before spreading it in the pan you add peanuts and candy corn. I’m not joking – this comes together in about 15 minutes. The hardest part is waiting for the fudge to set!

I won’t tell if you eat it before it turns into fudge if you won’t. 🙂

PayDay Fudge: peanut butter fudge with candy corn and peanuts!!

Did you make this recipe?

Payday Fudge

Easy peanut butter fudge is filled with peanuts and candy corn, making it taste like a PayDay candy bar! With only 6 ingredients, this easy fudge comes together in under 15 minutes.


  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups candy corn, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts (regular or honey roasted), divided


  1. Assemble all ingredients. Line an 8×8” or 9×9” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Place white chocolate chips, peanut butter, and sweetened condensed milk in a medium saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring often, until melted and smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Working quickly, stir in 1 cup each of the candy corn and peanuts. Quickly spread in prepared pan and top with remaining candy corn and peanuts; press to adhere them to the top.
  4. Let fudge cool to room temperature, then chill to set. Cut into squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


Be sure to have all your ingredients ready to go before you put the stove on the heat. You need to babysit the white chocolate while it melts and everything moves very fast after that!

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Click here to see more PEANUT BUTTER recipes!

Like candy corn? Then try these!

Butterfinger Fudge – made with melted Candy Corn!

butterfinger fudge

Candy Corn Magic Bars

Candy Corn Magic Bars (2 of 6)w

{Harvest} Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Harvest Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (3 of 10)w

Sweets from friends:
Fudge Candy Corn by Something Swanky
PayDay Cookies by Shugary Sweets
Candy Corn Pretzel Fudge by Lil’Luna

Payday Fudge


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  1. First of all CONGRATS ON THE NEW SITE!!

    Looks amazing! It’s so polished, gorgeous, Lindsay can do no wrong! Was waiting for this big unveil, love it! 🙂 And now…you can input all those old recipes into the new format 🙂 FUN TIMES, been there!

    Candy corn, ahhh, broke out my first candy corn recipe a couple days ago and was going to hold off a couple weeks blogging about it. Maybe not! Your fudge has me inspired – pinned!

  2. Congrats on the redesign! Lindsay is the best! Have to laugh at Averie’s comment above regarding the recipe re-formatting 😉 

    This fudge is insane!! 

  3. I love the new look, Dorothy! And this fudge… such a fun way to enjoy candy corn!

  4. When I was little I loved paydays! Now a days I can’t get away from the pastries, they are making this weight loss a little hard, haha. This looks so yummy!

  5. Love the new site and logo, so cute. Also love the combo of candy corn and peanuts/peanut butter goodness.

  6. Your new site design is so sleek and clean and I love the little social sharing banners:) Also the pie when someone doesn’t have a gravatar is so cute, but in a grown up sort of way… Candy corn is one of my obsessions and I can’t wait to try this peanut butter fudge!

  7. Fun fall recipe! I love the new design Dorothy! Love reading your blog 🙂 

  8. Dorothy I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look! it’s almost as gorgeous as that fudge

  9. I love your new site design, Dorothy! It’s beautiful! And this fudge sounds absolutely amazing! The candy corn in here is the perfect touch! Pinned!

  10. I liked your old logo, but I guess I’ll get used to this one.  Very classy looking.  Hey, if you’re looking for candy corn, try Walgreen’s.  Our has a load of it, all on sale.

  11. Your new design is gorgeous…and so is this fudge! I could eat this all day!

  12. Love the new look but I’ve always loved your site regardless.  Nice work!!  This one looks great.  I lived in MN for 17 years and “learned” about candy corn and peanuts mixed there and carried it with me nearly 14 years ago to Oregon.  I have now established a yearly container here “when fall feels right”.  We are still getting some hot weather but fall is in the air regardless of the temperature outside.  Can’t wait to try this one.  Have you tried it or considered the candy corn M&Ms as another option to add?  Just curious.  I’ve heard both good and bad about that flavor.  I am a HUGE fan of Brach’s version.  I don’t think any of the others quite get the honey depth as right as they do and the dry-roasted peanuts combined with that brand of candy corn is PERFECT.  Thanks again for keeping us well stocked with fun new recipes to try!!

    • Thank you Linda! I love the Brach’s brand, they’re my favorite. I love the s’mores version too!! I was not a huge fan of the flavored M&Ms, unfortunately, but if you like them they’d be perfect on this!

  13. Love the site make-over, especially your logo, so cute! And I love candy corn, I only wish my teeth loved it as much, because this fudge looks to die for 🙂

  14. Congrats Dorothy,

    Your new design is stunning. It’s very clean and easy to navigate.
    I have been a follower since last May and come here EVERYDAY.

    You have one the best personalities in the blogging world. I don’t know you in real life, but the way you write your blog you seem very approachable. For instance if I ever did meet you, I wouldn’t be shy or hesitate to say hello to you. And I love that about you.

    And of course I love all your genius creations. 😉

    Hope it gets cooler up there where you live, down in SoCal it’s blazing away.

  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! So beautiful the blog design is. And these photos just scream at me! I bet you are so happy the design is live- totally worth the wait 🙂 

  16. Loving this new design Dorothy! Its lovely and clean and showcases all your beautiful creations! Meanwhile…fudge! Looks amazing!!!

  17. Wait a minute…I was just on your blog this morning…..What a sleek new look!  You are right:  It looks so grown up!!  It looks great Dorothy!!  🙂

  18. Oh my gosh!! The new site is so cut and so you! I love it!!

    And these bars have me so excited for Halloween!

  19. Your new cookbook arrived today, and I was excited to open the box and begin reading through the chapters. I love all of your recipes! You are definitely a talented baker!

  20. Love the new look!!! Totally noticed it in my email! 🙂 Congrats!!  Gonna have to try this payday fudge. My mom looovveess  candy corn!! 

  21. Congrats on yor new site Dorothy! Love the clean look and the adorable pie logo. And this fudge, oh my, sounds fab!

  22. OMG saw this on IG and love love love the new design Dorothy! It’s perfect and yay so grown up! The pie crusts are adorable and so is this fudge 🙂 Pinning!

  23. I do like this look! It’s almost as exciting as the fudge. I can’t believe your Walmart sold out of candy corn! That’s hilarious.
    This flavor is so original and wonderful!

  24. Love the new design! And the logo pie – adorable! This fudge is seriously convincing me that it’s time to stock up on candy corn! Pinned!

  25. Oh lawdy….I just died. Peanuts and candy corn is the only way I choose to eat them! I am all over this fudge. Pinned!
    PS…gorgeous new design. In love!

  26. I am completely digging this fudge. And your site is just gorgeous!

  27. Magical indeed! Your site is perfect – just perfect! So happy for you Dorothy! Pinned!

  28. Your site is super gorgeous and so is this fudge!!

  29. the site looks great!!! love that cute little pie!

    and whaaaa–candy corn + peanuts=payday?? WHO KNEW?!

    super tastyyyy!

  30. I absolutely LOVE your site design, it’s so cute and pretty! This fudge looks divine; peanut butter gold with candy corn! Pinned 😀

  31. Love the new site design – really fresh and clean looking !
    Looking forward to getting my copy of the new cookbook too 🙂

  32. I don’t really like candy corn but I can easily make this without them and more peanuts! Always room for more nuts 😉

  33. Candy corn is definitely magical! My husband always buys a bag of peanuts and candy corn and mixes them together. He loves the stuff, it really does taste like a pay day too. He’d totally die if I made this fudge for him! Definitely on my list for Halloween. Love the new blog design too!

  34. This fudge looks awesome! Plus I love love love your blog redesign! 

  35. Yum! This look amazing! My kids are going to love this. Pinning! xo

  36. I love the new design! I like that it is pretty and professional at the same time. I like that it is clean and uncluttered. The design highlights your beautiful photos and the navigation is so user friendly. You must be so happy with it! We have enjoyed a bunch of your fudge recipes but I don’t think we have ever had any with unicorn magic. I need to make these! Everyone needs some unicorn magic in their life! 🙂

  37. I went and got the stuff to make this, but of course the measurements are off because I am in Canada and everything here is ml not oz. So I ended up using 1 bag of white chocolate chips, and the remainder I used semi-sweet chocolate chips because that’s what I had. I put in 1/4 c. of brown sugar to compensate.
    And 2 small cans of sweetened condensed milk is plenty- recipe did not turn out to taste so much like a payday, more like a peanut butter fudge- but it was still really good- and the candy corn looks festive on the darker fudge 🙂

  38. I want to make your payday fudge, but I’m unsure whether you use salted or unsalted peanuts?

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