The fluffernutter — the gooey peanut butter and marshmallow cream sandwich that's celebrated annually on October 8 — may be a childhood favorite all over the United States, but it's particularly beloved in Massachusetts, where Durkee Mower's Marshmallow Fluff (the original fluff) was developed almost 100 years ago. In fact, there's currently a bill on the docket that would designate the fluffernutter the official sandwich of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Whether or not you're from the bay state, why not celebrate National Fluffernutter Day by trying out one of these over-the-top spins on the classic?
Grilled banana fluffernutter: To create the melty delight pictured above, Courtney Rowland of the blog Neighbor Food adds banana and toasts the sandwich in butter.
Apple-stuffed fluffernutter: The fruit theme goes one step further with the grilled banana and apple fluffernutter on sourdough bread whipped up by the Helpless Housewife.
Chocolate-dipped fluffernutter: Over at Half-Baked Harvest, you'll find a surprisingly elegant take on the fluffernutter that's toasted and dipped in Cabernet-chocolate fondue. For an easier chocolate fix, just add chocolate chips or a spread like Nutella to your sandwich.
Deep-fried fluffernutter: If you're more of the "everything's better fried" school, head over to Crazy for Crust for a crackling panko-crusted version of the treat.
Prefer to keep things simple? You don't need a recipe to make an old-school fluffernutter — just watch this vintage video for the deets...
Where does the fluffernutter fit into your diet?