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Cakespy: Peeps Fluffernutter

Note: To kick off Peeps Week 2010, we asked Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy) to incorporate Peeps into her recipe column this week. —The Mgmt.

[Original artwork and photographs: Jessie Oleson]

Oh, don't act surprised. It was really only a matter of time before Peeps, those pillowy pastel harbingers of spring, met the classic marshmallowy sandwich called Fluffernutter.

What may surprise and delight you, however, is that in my version, the peanut butter-and-Peeps mixture is sandwiched between two hefty slices of pound cake rather than white bread, to form a delectably decadent dessert sandwich.

The pound cake works beautifully on several levels—the sweetness works harmoniously with the Peeps, and the rich butteriness is perfect with the peanut butter. In fact, I'd like to humbly submit that it just may be the perfect lunchtime followup to a breakfast of Cadbury Creme Eggs Benedict.


Notes: Though it is not necessarily traditional, I found that placing half of a sliced banana in the sandwich was thoroughly enjoyable as well.

If you don't have a microwave, this can be done in a toaster oven as well, toasting the sandwich for about five minutes on medium heat or until the Peeps are lightly toasty around the edges. They won't melt quite as satisfyingly as they do in the microwave, but it's still tasty.
About the author: Jessie Oleson is a Seattle-based writer, illustrator, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website.

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