Experiment: Peep Fluffernutters
March is, of course, one of the many seasons that Peeps are in stores. Last weekend, Will made us Flufernutters as a weekend snack and it got me wondering what would happen if a Peep became the foundation of a Flufernutter. Of course, a Flufernutter is a sandwhich made with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. So what happens if a Peep becomes both the bread and the marshmellow part of the Flufernutter?
Today I found out.
First I gathered up the necessary ingredients and tools — Bunny Peeps (I don’t think you could use Chicks for this since they are such an odd shape), peanut butter and a knife.
The first method to create the Flufernutter was to spread the peanut butter on the face of one Peep and top it with another Peep so you’re left with a Peep sandwhich.
This method wasn’t completely satisfying. The two Peeps had too much sugar coating and basically negated the flavor of the peanut butter.
The second method required splitting the Peep in half, spreading the peanut butter inside the Peep and then closing up the Peep again. You do have to be careful splitting the Peep because they are so mushy. The good thing is they tend to bounce back to shape, but you do need to use a serrated knife to carefully saw though.
This was much more satisfying. The ratio of peanut butter to marshmallow to sugar coating was just about perfect. The sugar provided a nice crunch and the peanut butter and marshmallow mixed as well as they do when they are on bread. It was quite tasty.
Perhaps Just Born, the maker of Peeps, can strike a deal with Durkee-Mower Inc., the maker of Marshmallow Fluff and the trademark holder for Fluffernutter, to produce Peeps that have peanut butter inside? I’d certainly buy some because it would be easier and less messy (that sugar coating does tend to go everywhere) than making them myself.