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Why The Fluffernutter Deserves Its Own Holiday

Happy National Fluffernutter Day!
BOSTON - NOVEMBER 30: With no Wonder Bread, can you make a Fluffernutter? The iconic New England childhood sandwich with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff should be made on white bread, but some say it must be made on Wonder Bread. With the end of Hostess, some wonder if it's the end of the Fluffernutter. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - NOVEMBER 30: With no Wonder Bread, can you make a Fluffernutter? The iconic New England childhood sandwich with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff should be made on white bread, but some say it must be made on Wonder Bread. With the end of Hostess, some wonder if it's the end of the Fluffernutter. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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
Buns In My Oven
Fluffernutter Chip Ice Cream
How Sweet It Is
Get the Fluffernutter Chip Ice Cream Recipe by How Sweet It Is
Fluffernutter Wontons
Pass the Sushi
Get the Fluffernutter Wontons Recipe by Pass the Sushi
Fluffernutter Scooter Pie
Flickr: Vegan Feast Catering
Fluffernutter Cupcakes
How Sweet It Is
Get the Fluffernutter Cupcakes Recipe by How Sweet It Is
Fluffernutter Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
This Gal Cooks
Banana Fluffernutter Quesadilla
The Domestic Rebel
Get the Banana Fluffernutter Quesadilla Recipe by The Domestic Rebel
Deep-Fried Fluffernutter
Flickr: j2wade
Most Fluffernutters don't have jam, but this is deep fried so we'll take it.

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