First, a confession: I don't really like Peeps. Given that they are essentially marshmallows covered in sugar, they're just too sweet for me. But I've been dying to make a Peeps fluffernutter sandwich ever since I came across the recipe last Easter. I love sandwiches made with leftover Easter ham and Thanksgiving turkey, so why not leftover candy?
I finally got the chance during my Between the Bread segment on PopSugar Live last week. Though I can't imagine eating more than a few bites of this, I must admit it was delicious. The salty peanut butter (actually soy nut butter, in my case) is just what the sugary peeps need. Definitely a novelty worth trying.
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A variety of texture — that's what makes a good sandwich. . . . I am not a great fan of the fluffernutter. That's just mush.
<p>— James Spader, in the January 2010 issue of Esquire. (On an unrelated note, I dined near Spader at a restaurant in Chicago on my 21st birthday; the kitchen caught on fire, and we all had to evacuate.)
I think every state should have an official state sandwich, and apparently Massachusetts agrees. State lawmakers are considering making the Fluffernutter sandwich one of the state's official foods, along with Necco Wafers and the Charleston Chew candy bar.
Since Marshmallow Fluff was invented in Somerville, MA, the classic peanut butter/Fluff combo could earn a place alongside other state foods, including baked navy beans and Boston cream pie. I didn't grow up eating Fluff; in fact, I don't think I've ever had it. But I know plenty of people who be happy to have more excuses to eat Fluffernutter sandwiches.
For all you Massachusetts natives, does Fluffernutter seem like the right choice? Everyone else: what do you think your state sandwich should be? For California, I'd nominate the French dip (invented in LA) or perhaps a healthy veggie sandwich with avocado and sprouts.
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