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With a name like Fluffernutter who doesn’t want to try this sandwich? This sandwich has thick Texas white bread smothered in peanut butter and a sticky coating of marshmallow fluff for extra goodness.

fluffernutter sandwich cut in half stacked with peanut butter and marshmallow dripping out.

Fluffernutter

When I heard this name, I had to look up the origin of it. The term “fluffernutter” was apparently created by an advertising agency in 1960 as a more effective way to market this sandwich adding sweet, salty, and savory ingredients. It seems that both Massachusetts and New England claim the fluffernutter as their original creation to this day.

Types Of Filling To Use

There are a few options on the filling choices for the Fluffernutter sandwich. The marshmallow fluff is pretty standard, but you can change the peanut butter to crunchy if you prefer. Using almond butter is a great choice as well as any of the available nut butter in the local stores.

Options

  • You can also add slices of fresh banana in between the peanut butter and the marshmallow fluff for extra goodness!
  • Some prefer this sandwich hot by buttering the outside of the bread and frying it lightly in a pan till golden brown.
fluffernutter sandwich cut in half on a green plate stacked with peanut butter and marshmallow dripping out.

How To Make This Sandwich

This is a simple sandwich made quickly to go!

  • Spread your peanut butter of choice onto one slice of bread. Spread the marshmallow cream onto the second slice of bread.
  • Build the sandwich by putting together the two pieces of bread with the peanut butter and marshmallow cream facing each other to form the sandwich filling.
  • Cut the sandwich using a serrated bread knife into halves. You can also eat it whole if desired.
fluffernutter sandwich cut in half stacked with peanut butter and marshmallow dripping out.

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What Type of Bread To Use?

In this instance, the choice of bread makes a huge difference in the final quality of your sandwich because the bread is really what determines what kind of sandwich you are going to eat.

Traditionally for this sandwich, thick white bread is used but whatever you choose will work fine as long as the choice is right for you. However, this is a treat sandwich and I’m not sure what whole wheat or whole grain bread would be like. You may as well use white bread and call it dessert!

Happy Cooking

Love,

Karlynn

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Fluffernutter

Nutty, salty peanut butter is layered with vanilla marshmallow cream sandwiched between thick slices of white bread for the sweetest, softest dessert sandwich ever!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Course
Sandwiches
Cuisine
American
Servings
1
Calories
618
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 2 slices white bread Texas toast size works the best
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup marshmallow cream such as Marshmallow Fluff

Instructions
 

  • Spread your peanut butter of choice onto one slice of bread. Spread the marshmallow cream onto the second slice of bread.
  • Build the sandwich by putting together the two pieces of bread with the peanut butter and marshmallow cream facing each other to form the sandwich filling.
  • Cut the sandwich using a serrated bread knife into halves. You can also eat it whole if desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 618kcal, Carbohydrates: 66g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 17g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 515mg, Potassium: 422mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Calcium: 137mg, Iron: 3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Nutty, salty peanut butter is paired with marshmallow cream between thick slices of white bread for the sweetest dessert sandwich ever!

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Wilma Jones says

    Childhood fave! Brings back happy memories of fluffernutter and banana sandwiches. Oh yum! Thanks for the reminder.5 stars

  2. Wendy Boynton says

    I was born in Connecticut and this was a special treat that my mom would let us have occasionally. I now live in Alabama and my son and grandson still eat these (as do I). It always amazes me that the south hasn’t picked up on this delicious sweet and salty treat!5 stars

  3. Winnie T. says

    Yes, these WERE introduced in Massachusetts. When Marshmallow Fluff first came out, my mom would make Fluffernutters for my brother and me occasionally. There is nothing better than that peanut butter and sweet marshmallow taste! I moved to Alabama 40+ years ago and no one had ever heard of a fluffernutter! I have a grand son who will be 19 soon and I have made him a HUGE fan ! He still asks me to make him one at times! Thanks for bringing back a sweet memory!5 stars

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      You are so welcome! I love introducing new recipes to my readers and bringing back happy food memories for those who already love the recipe!5 stars

  4. Joanne says

    I have been making them since I was a kid. I use white bread and toast it first, that way the peanut butter gets melty. I also use crunchy peanut butter for the texture.5 stars

    • Karlynn J says

      crunchy peanut butter sounds like it would be great as well!5 stars

  5. Jennifer Marques says

    Seeing as I was born, raised, and still live in Massachusetts, I’m always surprised when I find out a lot of people have never had a PB & Fluff sandwich. It also comes in Strawberry flavored. As an adult, I have used fluff in a lot of different ways except in a sandwich. My favorite is in fudge!

    At almost 51 to, I still have day’s where I want a fluffernutter sandwich. It’s nostalgic.5 stars

    • Karlynn J says

      I did the fudge recipe as well, it will be coming up soon! I will look for the strawberry fluff next time I visit the states, that sounds delicious.!

  6. PJ says

    I decided one nite to finish the 4 bread & butter pickle circles by putting them on my fluffernutter sandwich. Love it! Messy? Yes, a bit. But hey, that’s the fun of some things. All my ‘sweet’ cravings satisfied. I don’t like the dill pickles as much (other than long cut with sandwiches, but not here for me. But, I’m sure that would work to cut some of the sweetness. Just have to make sure to ‘dry’ putting the pickles on a towel to absorb some of the juice. The pickles themselves are juicy enough. Sounds strange: but it works. Try it sometime, you might surprise yourself. And, yeah, the banana works too.

    • Karlynn J says

      I would definitely eat it with banana and I love pickles so I can’t see how that would be bad either!5 stars

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