5 Fluffernutter Recipes to Celebrate What Could Be the State Sandwich of Massachusetts

A jar of Marshmallow Fluff and a Fluffernutter sandwich.
A jar of Marshmallow Fluff and a Fluffernutter sandwich. –AP

Jelly, shmelly. Bay Staters will take their peanut butter sandwiches with Marshmallow Fluff, as in Fluffernutters, folks.

In fact, Marshmallow Fluff is so good when it’s combined with a slathering of salty, creamy peanut butter on two pieces of white bread, that ooey, gooey, stick-to-your-fingers combo could constitute Massachusetts’ official state sandwich pretty soon.

Fluffernutter flavor profiles don’t stop at sandwiches and recipe creators across the interweb have dreamed up a slew of confections based on the sandwich’s trifecta of ingredients: Fluff, peanut butter, and something carby.

If you can’t get enough of the Fluff(ernutter), try out one of these five recipes:


1. Fluffernutter Bites (Serves 36)

This 5-ingredient recipe is perfect for a party with guests of any age. Before you start passing around trays of the bite-size, marshmallow-stuffed morsels, make sure to ask your guests if anyone has a peanut allergy.

Recipe via realmomkitchen on Tablespoon

2. Fluffernutter Dip (Serves a bunch)

The mother-daughter team of Julie and Maddie at Tastes of Lizzy T. created this Marshmallow Fluff-filled dip using Smart Balance peanut butter and blended butter sticks (it was a sponsored post), but we’re willing to guess that any creamy peanut butter will suffice. Consider trying coconut oil for a butter stick replacement. Lizzy T.’s suggests serving with apple slices, pretzels, or graham crackers.

Recipe via Julie and Maddie on Tastes of Lizzy T.

3. Fluffernutter Cookies (Serves 36)

We couldn’t help but drool when we found pictures of Table for Two’s Fluffernutter Cookies. The blog’s author, Julie, was feeling nostalgic after catching a post for peanut butter and marshmallow cookies on another blog, so she created her own recipe to bring her back to the glorious days of mom-made lunches devoured on playgrounds. We’ll take a dozen, please.

Recipe via Julie at Table for Two

4. Toasted Bacon Fluffernutter (Serves 2)


There’s a common thread in each of these recipe posts: Each author waxes nostalgic about Fluffernutters. How Sweet Eat’s author Jessica followed suit and called it her “favorite childhood sandwich,’’ before sharing a recipe for a deliciously decadent Toasted Bacon Fluffernutter sandwich. Jessica opts for sourdough bread and three slices of bacon per sammich, but we’re guessing there’d be room for a fourth.

Recipe via Jessica at How Sweet Eats

5. Fluffernutter Cake (Serves 10)

Sally at Sally’s Baking Addiction managed to combine some of our favorite flavors into one sinful cake. A peanut buttery, brown-sugary cake topped with a Fluff-and-cream-cheese frosting and crumbled Reese’s? Well, hello, gorgeous. The best part: The cake keeps for four days, so you can easily indulge in this by yourself.

You’re welcome.

Recipe via Sally at Sally’s Baking Addiction

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1. Marshmallow Fluff was invented in Somerville in 1917.

2. Rep. Reinstein, whose district includes the Fluff factory, has been fighting for Fluffernutters to become the state sandwich since 2006. Two previous campaigns (in 2006 and 2009) failed to pass.

3. State lawmakers gave the Fluffernutter an initial approval to become the Commonwealth’s official sandwich last week, but this is the third time that the Fluffernutter has made it to the State House. That and the fact that Fluffernutters are delicious.

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