Payday Bars

I learned three things this weekend. 1) My house looks a lot bigger and nicer when it is clean. 2) Four kids between the ages of 3 and 7 have a lot of energy. And 3) I should have registered for more picture frames for wedding gifts.

I’m not very good at keeping the house clean. It’s rare when I vacuum and dust. Clothes still haven’t found a way to fold themselves, or put themselves away. But I have gotten better at keeping the kitchen clean (see post about our unwanted guest a few months ago). My mother would be disappointed, but she would never know, because I make sure the house looks perfect when she’s in town. But if I kept it clean, I wouldn’t stress or work as hard before she got here. I’ll get better, I hope.

This Saturday the Wartella family came to town for the football game. They were able to witness another Wheaton victory! Kyle and Kristen are family friends of ours. Kristen’s parents live down the street from mine, and her youngest brother is one of my best friends from high school. And Kyle was the pastor for our wedding. I was so excited when Kristen let me know when they were coming to visit! I couldn’t wait to see their four kids, especially Ruby who they just adopted from Ghana and we had not been able to meet yet. I loved having them in town and spending time getting to know each of the kids’ personalities, but by the end of the night, I was exhausted! Kristen, I don’t know how you do it! But God has blessed you and you are such a great momma to those 4 (soon to be 5!!) kiddos!

I finally ordered wedding pictures, and have been having so much fun decorating our house. While I don’t mind at all stopping to shop for picture frames, I really wish that I would have registered for more. It definitely would have saved us some money, but mostly, I have so many pictures and ideas for the house that I want to put up. Check out my Instagram pictures to see what I’ve added to our house recently!

Pay Day Bars

Payday Bars | Tackling Life

My mom always makes these for my oldest brother. I think he could eat a whole pan if she let him. I remember my mom always making these in the summer time, but you can eat these anytime of the year. The marshmallowey goodness, perfect sugary crust, and the gooey sweetness of the peanut buttery crunchy topping, makes for the perfect snack!


Payday Bars | Tackling Life

Payday Bars

For the Crust
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup margarine (soft)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 egg yolks

Mix together; press into an ungreased 13×9 pan. Bake at 350° for 12-15 min. Immediately sprinkle 3 cups miniature marshmallows. Return to oven for 1-2 min or until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool while preparing topping.

For the Topping
  • ⅔ cup corn syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • 12 oz peanut butter chips
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 cups plain peanuts

In large sauce pan heat until melted, stirring constantly; remove from heat and stir in the Rice Krispies and peanuts. Immediately spoon over marshmallow crust and spread to cover. Chill and cut into bars.


PayDay Bars

Payday Bars | Tackling Life

18 thoughts on “Payday Bars

  1. Oh wow, they really do make an awesome snack don’t they! I love the marshmallow goo and topped with crunchy topping…..yum!!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning. Our readers loved this and it will be featured next week.


  2. Congrats! You were the most-viewed recipe on the Happy Holidays Link Party. I always feature the recipe on my FB page and G+ but was wondering if you have a FB page for your blog, because I always do a shout-out on my page for the top recipe. Please let me know.


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