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Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #45 and Fluffernutter Blondies

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Who dreamt up the combination of peanut butter and marshmallow creme? Probably someone wanting to sell more peanut butter or marshmallow creme.

But whoever it was should have a statue set up in my front yard and a national holiday set aside on the calendar. The combination is delicious, and the resulting boost of energy (give me sugar! give me protein! give me fat!) surely rivals the rocket fuel used to put astronauts on the moon. You don’t need one of those high-energy drinks–just grab a spoon and dip it first in the peanut butter jar then the marshmallow creme jar. You’ll be up there with the International Space Station (but watch out for all those pieces of orbiting space junk!).

This week at Reading and Recipes, we’ve taken this match made in Heaven (or in some marketing associate’s cubicle) and repurposed it into bar form–Fluffernutter Blondies!

This may be the perfect way to eat this perfect combination. Easy to make, easy to cut and serve, easy to transport–as in a school or work lunch. One of the biggest disappointments of my grade-school life (second only to being snubbed by a certain unnamed blonde classmate) was looking forward to my fluffernutter sandwich on a warm spring day only to open my lunchbox and find the fluff in a white blob at the bottom of the sandwich bag, all run out of the two slices of bread, leaving the peanut butter in there all alone. No need to worry about that with these Fluffernutter Blondies. The peanut butter and the marshmallow creme stay together inside the blondie, not separated at the bottom of the lunchbox!

fluffernutter bars

Fluffernutter Blondies

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1 egg yolk

6 Tablespoons brown sugar

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 cup marshmallow creme

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 5×7 inch pan.

To a mixing bowl, add the melted butter, peanut butter, egg yolk, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat ingredients together until well incorporated. Slowly mix in the flour, careful not to over mix the batter. The batter will be thick. Last, drop tablespoons of marshmallow creme into the batter; fold into the batter just slightly. Make sure to leave some streaks of marshmallow creme.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and press until even. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and center is just set. Do not over bake! Allow the bars to cool completely in the pan before slicing.

Makes 4-6 bars.

fluffernutter blondies

{Adapted from Bakerita}

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #45, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #45, text © Jeffrey Anderson


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