Low Carb Peanut Roll

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I’m so excited to share this recipe. I’ve been making lots of different types of candies lately, and I decided that I wanted something that combined salty and sweet. My most recent experiment reminds me of one of my old favorite candy bars, the Pay Day. These were simple to make and don’t require unusual ingredients. If you cook low carb, you probably already have everything you need to make these.


Low Carb Peanut Roll

1 stick of butter

1/2 cup granular erythritol (or xylitol)

12 drops EZ Sweetz (equivalent to 1/2 cup Splenda)

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1  1/2 cups salted cocktail peanuts

Melt butter in a small pot over medium-low heat. Add erythritol, EZ Sweetz, cream, and protein powder. Combine with a whisk. Allow mixture to reach a simmer to dissolve the sweetener. Remove from heat, add peanuts, and stir until peanuts are thoroughly coated. Allow to cool for about 3-5 minutes. Stir mixture again before placing on parchment paper. I shaped mine into 3 long bars because I wanted them to look like a Pay Day. Allow mixture to set in refrigerator for about 2-3 hours, or overnight. Cut each bar into 4 pieces.

Serves 12: only 2 NET carbs in each piece


21 thoughts on “Low Carb Peanut Roll”

  1. This is great – I love Payday bars, and the flavor of this comes pretty darn close – thank you for another EXCELLENT recipe!

    1. I did this years ago too, and I know exactly what you mean. Back then I didn’t know how to make anything low carb other than steak and eggs. It is so much easier with the products available now.
      Best wishes,

  2. I made these and they were incredible. Shockingly good! I didn’t think it would really taste like a payday, but it did. And to think that I’ve had all of these ingredients on hand for years… Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Thank you so much for this recipe. I made it tonight and I couldn’t believe how amazing these are! I tasted just a bit after I had formed the 3 long bars… I was sort of on the fence about them. However, after they had chilled, as directed…. OH MY. I can’t thank you enough! These are DELICIOUS!!! Thank you for all of your hard work and recipes – will try your chicken fried steak tomorrow! :)

  4. These turned out amazing. I used a mini muffin lined pan. I’m going to add coconut to the next batch. Thanks so much for my favorite candy bar recipe!

  5. Oh my god, these took only minutes to make and tasted EXACTLY like paydays. I made mine with 1/2 a cup maltitol and 12 packets of Splenda instead of the EZ Sweetz, and they turned out great. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. How much is a “scoop” of protein powder? Not sure mine came with a scoop. Thanks for the great recipies. Sure makes it easier when you have something good to think about making. I’m pretty new to this low carbing and I don’t think I would figure it out on my own. Thanks so much for all of your hard work!

  7. Just made this. Amazing! Grandson allergic to peanuts so I have to hide these in my bedroom. Okay, truth is I’d hide them anyway lol.

  8. Just started low carb, diabetes went haywire. So as we all know, we crave sweets, lol. I just put these in the fridge ….. I’m a taste tester. Boy oh boy….definitely yummy!!!! Ty ty ty. Can’t wait til I can eat a whole one.

  9. Which vanilla protein powder are you using? It will help me to know so that my carb count and nutritional info works out to be the same as yours

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