Fluffernutter Bites are a cross between a s’more and a fluffernutter sandwich. Marshallow fluff and peanut butter are sandwiched between graham crackers and dipped in chocolate.
Yes, this recipe includes peanut butter, too. Because, as I’ve already stated, I’m addicted to peanut butter. Especially when it’s paired with bananas or chocolate or both. But marshmallows? I’m still on the fence about that.
I still have no idea how marshmallow cream, fluff, or whatever you call it came about. Some French dude made a lozenge type thing that was used to soothe sore throats. Because, well, the roots of the marshmallow plant, yes there is such a thing, is used to help soothe sore throats. Heck, it’s even one of the many ingredients in Ricola lozenges.
I’m not sure how we get from that French dude to Fannie Farmer, but that’s the next stop on our history wagon for flutternutter. Fannie Farmer has a recipe for a marshmallow paste in the 1896 cookbook that’s in the cake filling section. Then fast forward a few years later, and that’s where we find Archibald Query who started selling it door to door.
I’m telling you, this is a sordid history report!
Finally, Query sold his recipe to Durkee and Mower. They were candy makers during that time. Fluff finally hit the stores in 1917 as Toot Sweet Marshmallow Fluff but, as you know, the Toot Sweet was eventually dropped and it has been called Marshmallow Fluff after the 1940s.
Yes, that’s it. No explanation of how and why Query created the original recipe. And no elaboration on the marshmallow cream from the Fannie Famer cookbook. I mean, it’s such a unique and interesting food item. Inquiring minds want to know!! Heck, there’s even a festival called What the Fluff that’s held in Somerville.
Of course, the history of the fluffernutter sandwich isn’t much more interesting. Basically, when marshmallow cream was invented, Emma Curtis (a distant relative of Paul Revere) create a Liberty Sandwich which was the cream and peanut butter on oat or barley bread. Not sure why such fiber rich bread, but that’s the first publication.
But it wasn’t until the 1960’s when the term fluffernutter came into being. Durkee-Mower hired a ad firm to try to market the sandwich, and their product, more effectively. The ad firm coined the term fluffernutter, which is trademarked by Durkee-Mower, to market the popular sandwich.
Sometimes it’s really interesting to find out where the things we eat comes from. Sadly, I can’t give you the whole story, but it’s still interesting. Especially since there’s only three manufacturers of marshmallow fluff. There’s Durkee-Mower, Kraft has their own version, and there’s an off brand one I’ve never heard of; Solo marshmallow crème. Yeah, I’ve never heard of it either.
So, initially this was supposed to be a s’mores type recipe. I know, surprising, right? Graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate. Because I saw this cute idea on Pinterest for some s’mores bites. But I didn’t really want to copy that idea and that’s where I was headed.
I had just finished making the PB&B Ritz-wiches – I need to go tag them on social! – and the peanut butter was just staring at me. It was sitting next to the fluff on the cutting board. We keep a large cutting board on the counter. It’s a cutting board, work surface, and all-around handy thing to have out to protect the countertops.
Instead of making them more like sticks (cutting the crackers into quarters), I decided to keep them as squares. Then, because I’m such a peanut butter lover, I decided to combine the fluff and peanut butter together to make them fluffernutter. And I have got to tell you, that was the best idea I had for this recipe.
Peanut butter takes these from plain old s’mores bites to Fluffernutter Bites!
- 1/3 cup marshmallow fluff
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 6 graham crackers
- 1 cup melting chocolate
- Combine the marshmallow fluff and the peanut butter in a small bowl.
- Carefully cut the graham crackers in half.
- Spread the peanut butter on half of the crackers and top with the second half.
- Melt the chocolate according to the package directions.
- Carefully dip the fluffernutter bites into the chocolate and set them on parchment to harden (alternatively you could put them in the fridge to harden quickly).
- Devour and repeat.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 315Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 6mgSodium 163mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 2gSugar 22gProtein 6g
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