When I was initially invited to particpate in the pb&j cookoff in celebration of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day I was elated.
I have a love affair with peanut butter. I am one of those people that eats it by the spoonful.
It is my favorite component in the classic peanut butter and jelly.
But when you wanted a real treat in your lunch, you didn’t go for a pb&j. Oh no. You went for a fluffernutter.
If you are anything like my boyfriend you are thinking, “what the heck is a fluffernutter?”
Let me tell you…it is quite the guilty pleasure. Sandwich bread smeared with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. And just for good measure, a layer of sweet jam.
It is much better than it sounds. Trust me. I was skeptical – even at 10. But I obliged my cousins and gave it a try. Mmm I’m glad I did!
Today I’m sharing a homemade version of my guilty pleasure.
Instead of the traditional creamy store bought peanut butter I used my own homemade peanut butter, sweetened with a bit of honey, and homemade marshmallow fluff a’la BraveTart’s instructions.