Oh the humble Fluffer Nutter. How you vex us so. Raise your hand if you remember a time when a sandwich had nothing to do with deli meat. Raise it higher if you remember that same sandwich basically being dessert. That's what we thought.

The original Fluffer Nutter Sandwich originated in World War I, consisted of marshmallow creme and peanut butter on oat bread, and was called the Liberty Sandwich, which tells us that pushers of kid-friendly foods had even better PR agents back then.


Banana Fluffer NuttersWhile the sandwich may have had great PR and been so beloved that it became embroiled in a Massachusetts debate about what, exactly, healthy school lunches were in 2006, it's also been the source of mockery by early 20th century writers who deemed fluffernutters people with little or no substance. Clearly someone who thinks that marshmallow-creme-peanut-butter sandwiches have no substance had a mama who wouldn't make him one when he was little.

The Fluffer Nutter has endured much. It's been twisted (swapping wheat bread for white), salted (add the bacon!), fruited (topped with bananas), and, now, stripped. Who needs bread, anyway?

Our version works well as an afternoon snack. For pint-sized hands, cut the Fluffer Nutter into slices and, yes, prepare for a little finger licking afterwards.

What recipes do you want to learn about? Come back each Thursday as we revisit the classics in our recipe collection!

By Ashley Kappel and Ashley Kappel