FOOD & DRINK
10/08/2013 09:26 am ET Updated Oct 08, 2013

Why The Fluffernutter Deserves Its Own Holiday

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Move over PB&J, October 8 is all about the sweeter, fluffier, and (many would argue) more delicious peanut butter sandwich: The Fluffernutter.

Made with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, the Fluffernutter is thought to have been originated by Emma Curtis, creator of Snowflake Marshmallow Cream, as early as 1913. However, the Fluffernutter earned widespread notoriety (and a cult following) when Durkee-Mower, manufacturer of Marshmallow Fluff, coined the term in 1960 in efforts to advertise their product.

Nostalgia for this retro-style favorite has brought a new wave of Fluffernutter recipes, with modern twists that take the peanut-butter-marshmallow-fluff combo to a whole new level. So celebrate National Fluffernutter Day with one of these recipes -- or if you prefer the classic after-school sandwich, grab two slices of white bread and get spreading.

Check out the fluffernutter-inspired recipes below.

  • Hot Fudge Fluffernutter Banana Bread
    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2012/01/29/hot-fudge-fluffernutter-banana-bread/" target="_blank">Hot Fu
    Buns In My Oven
  • Fluffernutter Chip Ice Cream
    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/07/fluffernutter-chip-ice-cream/" target="_blank">Fluffernutter Chi
    How Sweet It Is
    Get the Fluffernutter Chip Ice Cream Recipe by How Sweet It Is
  • Fluffernutter Wontons
    <strong>Get the <a href="http://passthesushi.com/fluffernutter-wontons/" target="_blank">Fluffernutter Wontons Recipe</a> by
    Pass the Sushi
    Get the Fluffernutter Wontons Recipe by Pass the Sushi
  • Fluffernutter Scooter Pie
    Flickr: Vegan Feast Catering
  • Fluffernutter Cupcakes
    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/09/fluffernutter-cupcakes/" target="_blank">Fluffernutter Cupcakes
    How Sweet It Is
    Get the Fluffernutter Cupcakes Recipe by How Sweet It Is
  • Fluffernutter Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thisgalcooks.com/2013/07/24/fluffernutter-peanut-butter-cup-ice-cream/" target="_blank">F
    This Gal Cooks
  • Banana Fluffernutter Quesadilla
    <strong>Get the <a href="http://thedomesticrebel.com/2013/08/12/banana-fluffernutter-quesadilla-healthy-snacking-for-back-to-
    The Domestic Rebel
    Get the Banana Fluffernutter Quesadilla Recipe by The Domestic Rebel
  • Deep-Fried Fluffernutter
    Most Fluffernutters don't have jam, but this is deep fried so we'll take it.
    Flickr: j2wade
    Most Fluffernutters don't have jam, but this is deep fried so we'll take it.

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