The Big Pay candy bar was a circular fudge coated, peanut rolled with a caramel center chocolate bar that cost a whopping nickel to buy! It was distributed by Hollywood Brands, Inc. Another variation was almonds, coconut and nougat. Did the Big Pay morph into the Payday candy bar? Both bars were manufactured by the Hollywood Brands and do look similar. PayDay bars are bars of salted peanuts rolled in caramel surrounding a nougat-like center. So essentially a Big Pay bar just without the chocolate. While you can still buy PayDay bars (now owned by Hershey’s), you are not able to purchase Big Pay bars and most information about them has disappeared.