What the Fluffernutter!

Ruth and I were reminiscing about the good old days, and she remembered a hideous childhood snack that she adored. I say hideous because in today’s on-the-surface health-conscious society, the old-fashioned delight of Ruth’s recall is too packed with calories and fat to have any redeeming social value.

Secretly, however, those same outwardly “health conscious” types will probably try Ruth’s childhood delight and join the club of Fluffernutter Sandwich fans after reading this. For the unindoctrinated, a Fluffernutter Sandwich is a basic combination of peanut butter and marshmallow crème on white bread.

Not exactly your healthy sandwich. I hear it kicks somewhere between 400 and 500 calories, and about 160 calories from fat. However, we are just talking here about Ruth’s favorite childhood snack (which by the way she had not eaten in years).

The recipe (or assembly technique) for a Fluffernutter Sandwich is pretty easy:

Fluffernutter Sandwich

2 slices white bread
Marshmallow crème to taste
Peanut butter (smooth or chunky) to taste

Position two slices of white bread on the counter. Slather one with a favorite type of peanut butter. Slather the other slice of white bread with your chosen thickness of marshmallow crème. Join both pieces of bread with filling facing one another. Slice if desired. Eat.

Variations: Wheat bread, sliced bananas, honey, jam, shredded coconut, raisins or dried cranberries.

Ruth rummaged through her cupboard and returned with an unopened jar of marshmallow crème. We just had to try a Fluffernutter Sandwich, one more time. As for me? Well, I cut the calories by having my Fluffernutter Sandwich open face!

Happy Cookbooking,

Matilda

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