Crazy for Crust

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!!

Servings: 36 squares

Payday Fudge

Total Time:
15 mins
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 8x8” or 9x9” 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.

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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.

  5. 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 🙂 

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

  7. 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!!  🙂

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

    And these bars have me so excited for Halloween!

  9. 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!

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