Happy National Fluffernutter Day

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Have a little Fluffernutter today – a peanut butter with marshmallow drizzle cupcake

Today is National Fluffernutter Day! My heart is all-a-fluffer-nutter. 

A Fluffernutter is a yummy sandwich made with bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff. It is now a classic American treat enjoyed in school cafeterias, college dorms, and local diners nationwide (but really never in the Barcellona home).

Marshmallow candy can be traced back to ancient Egypt when people first began to harvest the marshmallow plant (Althaea officinalis). During the 19th century, French pharmacists extracted the juice from marshmallow plants and heated it with egg whites and sugar, creating a marshmallow cream.

Then, in 1917, Archibald Query of Somerville, Massachusetts created the special formula for the marshmallow fluff we know and (some) love today. The city of Somerville celebrates with the famous “What the Fluff” festival every year! 

I do LOVE peanut butter, but I usually pair it with chocolate. I did find this Fluffernutter cupcake recipe and think I could get behind this cullinary delight.

How will you celebrate National Fluffernutter Day? 

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About Chef Ro

I am executive chef of Barcellona Bites, a boutique catering and personal chef service in Folsom, CA. I am also a wife, mom of two college-aged daughters in the Pacific Northwest, yogi and animal lover. Please LIKE my facebook page for tasty recipes, helpful information and kitchen, cooking and lifestyle tips. www.facebook.com/barcellonabites
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2 Responses to Happy National Fluffernutter Day

  1. Heidie Makes says:

    yummy!

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