After we shared a fluffernutter tribute (Fluffernutter | History of a Favorite New England Sandwich) on Facebook, we received thousands of fluffernutter comments and memories from fans. It’s always fun to read through reader feedback (and we do, every single one), but the comments that most jumped out at me were the ones describing “alternative” ways to enjoy a fluffernutter.
Many of you shared that your favorite way to consume this most gooiest combination of peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff was to grill it like a grilled cheese. Here’s one example:
We were in total agreement with Janine and Mary — that sounded amazing, and we had to try it.
Make a fluffernutter using Marshmallow Fluff, creamy peanut butter (I used Teddie Peanut Butter), and soft white bread. We often hear that the ONLY acceptable bread for fluffernutter sandwiches is soft white bread, like Wonder Bread, so that’s what I used. If you’re eating a fluffernutter plain, you can make it as thick as you please, but since we’ll be toasting this one (meaning the inside is going to get hot), you don’t want to overdo it. Having the bulk of your fluffernutter melt out into the pan is not what you want to see (or have to clean).
Get a pan or griddle hot and ready, and butter the outside of the assembled fluffernutter. I learned the hard way that a knife (even with room-temperature butter) can be rough on bread this soft, so I decided to microwave a few tablespoons of butter and brush it on using a pastry brush. This worked perfectly.
“Grill” the fluffernutter, a few minutes per side, over medium heat. As my grilled fluffernutter sandwich toasted, my kitchen began to smell like warm, sweet peanut butter French toast. In fact, it smelled so good that I started to wonder if I should just get out the maple syrup instead…
A fluffernutter variation for another day…
A grilled fluffernutter sandwich should cool for a few minutes before you cut it (if you’re going to cut it), and I advise you to eat it quickly, or at least with a napkin handy. I always knew I loved a classic fluffernutter, but (I am pleased to officially report) it’s also pretty irresistible buttered and grilled.
Have you ever tried a grilled fluffernutter sandwich? What’s your favorite fluffernutter variation?
This post was first published in 2016 and has been updated.