Fluffernutters—such a funny name for a food item, although I kept calling them flutternutters.
For the big game last Sunday, I thought I would bring this popular New England sandwich in support of the Patriots (Wikipedia said it had been proposed as the official Massachusetts state sandwich). But C-Man forgot to tell me that we were supporting the NY Giants. Whoops! Good thing, supporters from both teams seemed to enjoy them. 🙂
- White bread
- Peanut butter
- Powdered sugar
This is a super easy, albeit not the most healthful, snack. I was inspired by Peter Callahan’s fluffernutters that resemble mini ice cream cones. I didn’t have a bunch of #800 pastry tips lying around to make the bread cones like he did so I went the much simpler route of using a cookie cutter.
Using a 1 3/8 inch cookie cutter or glass, cut circles out of the bread (I was able to cut 6 circles out of each slice). Toast the bread on medium in a toaster oven. Spread a layer of peanut butter on the toast. Cut a marshmallow in half to make two circles. Cover the marshmallow in powdered sugar. Place the sugared marshmallow on the peanut buttered toast.
Using a kitchen blowtorch, brown the marshmallow (this was the fun pyro part). If you don’t have a kitchen blowtorch, you can place the marshmallows on a baking sheet and broil them on high for 15-20 seconds on the top rack in your oven (about 3 inches from the broiler).
These turned out really well, and I can’t wait to blowtorch more foods!
I just love making things with basic ingredients. Below are more yummy foods that are low effort and budget-friendly.
- Bacon-wrapped hot dogs which are all over the Garment District in downtown LA (hot dog, bacon, hot dog bun, grilled onions, ketchup)
- Brie Tartine from the Blue Dahlia Bistro (bread, butter, brie, apricot preserves, walnuts)
- Buckeyes by Tammy Winters from Allrecipes.com (peanut butter, butter, vanilla extract, confectioners’ sugar, semi-chocolate chips). These are always a favorite.
- Creme Brulee by Cookalot from Allrecipes.com (egg yolks, white sugar, vanilla extract, heavy cream, brown sugar). I’ll definitely need to try this now that I have my fancy schmancy torch. 🙂
- Rice Krispy Yogurt Cup by Peter Callahan from his Bite By Bite book, which I previously noted is a great buy, is posted by Chasing Tomatoes (butter, rice crispies, marshmallows, yogurt, berries)
These look awesome, but what would you have made if you had gotten the team right?
Not sure what I would made exactly, is there an official NY sandwich or food? Or maybe just buffalo wings 🙂
I use to make fluffernutters for these kids I babysat and their mom bought marshmellow spread. It was strange and pretty disgusting looking. But them kids LOVED it… and I mean LOVED it. Your minis are so much cuter. Even though we’re in New England, we rooted for the Giants 🙂
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