'Fluff' on Serious Eats

Edible DIY: Honey Vanilla Fluff

Peanut butter and jelly is all well and good, but peanut butter and Fluff is even creamier, gooier, and more indulgent. Plus, making it at home is super easy. All it takes to whip up this honey- and vanilla-flavored version is six ingredients, a big bowl, and an electric mixer. More

Honey Vanilla Fluff

I love the way the delicate honey notes in this Fluff pair with salty-sweet peanut butter. It is even creamier and gooier than store-bought versions, which (trust me) is a very good thing. It makes for a five-napkin sandwich.... More

Video: Fluffernutter Commercial

If you're going to eat a marshmallow creme and peanut butter sandwich at least once a year, today's the day: It's National Fluffernutter Day! Break out those jars of Fluff and peanut butter and go to town. Get in the mood by watching this Fluffernutter commercial. More

The Definitive Fluffernutter Sandwich

[Flickr: d76] There was some debate over on Talk as to what a proper Fluffernutter includes, but it's been clarified. Two untoasted pieces of white bread (like Wonder), creamy non-organic peanut butter (like Skippy), and Marshmallow Fluff. That is all. No bananas, no honey, no artisanal bread, no crunchy peanut butter. Yes, we are taking the Fluffernutter nuances very seriously. Related Photo of the Day: What The Fluff Festival Fluffernutter: Massachusetts' State Sandwich? Video: The Marshmallow Temptation Test... More

Photo of the Day: What The Fluff Festival

[Flickr: MulderMedia] The What the Fluff Festival, a celebration of Marshmallow Fluff in its birthplace of Somerville, Massachusetts, brings new meaning to WTF. On Saturday, Fluff enthusiasts piled into the town's Union Square to listen to Fluff-themed poetry slams, sample Fluff-bearing foods, and play games like "Fluff, Knife, Bread" (a modified version of Rock, Paper, Scissors). This year, you could even follow the festival on Twitter (@FluffFestival). The tradition all started four years ago when the gooey white stuff was receiving some negative press. A bill was proposed to limit the number of times a week school cafeterias could serve the "unhealthy" Fluffernutters, a regional sandwich favorite combining the joys of Fluff with peanut butter. In response, Mimi Graney... More

Fluffernutter: Massachusetts' State Sandwich?

[Photograph: Robyn Lee] It's good to hear that the Massachusetts legislature has its priorities straight. The Fluffernutter sandwich (marshmallow Fluff plus peanut butter) may become the state's official sandwich. According to the Boston Globe, it's one of three foods, along with Necco Wafers and the Charleston Chew candy bar, that will be considered for official state status by a legislative committee tomorrow. As a Californian, this got me thinking—what would our state sandwich be? Avocado with sprouts on seven-grain bread? And what sandwich would best represent your state? Related Marshmallow Fluff Help [Talk] PBJ Debate: Jelly-Side Up or Down? The Sandwich on '30 Rock' Sandwich Day Episode Revealed... More

In Videos: Fun with Microwaves

There are lots of things you can do with a microwave, other than the social norm (warm up leftovers). You can throw in a jar of Fluff or a plastic doll's head, and wait to see if it blows up. Or, throw in a pile of marshmallows with Christmas lights on top, then see if that blows up. A few guys put on lab coats and channeled their inner mad scientists. It's a six minute video, but if you like blowing stuff up vicariously, watch after the jump.... More

Foods We Loved as Kids, Maybe Not as Adults

As children, some foods truly disgusted us. But the same ones—Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and spinach all come to mind—we now dream of roasting, braising in butter, and creaming with ricotta. As adults, there are still plenty of foods we can look back on and agree—they are better left for the kids. Joe Posnanski lists what he calls "Pixifoods," or "any food substance that is highly pleasant to the taste as a child and tastes shockingly unpleasant once you become an adult." Some examples he includes: cotton candy ("cotton root canals"), Fig Newtons ("fruit chunks wrapped in death"), and Spaghetti-O's ("plastic and ketchup"). While many of the descriptions send shivers down my spine—Beanie Weenies are a no-brainer—I still snack on... More

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