Years and years ago I spent a week in Buffalo, NY on a business trip. The trip tried to be a disaster. My luggage was lost for three days. A terrible snow storm hit and driving was impossible. I was stuck in some no-name hotel off the interstate. I’d just frantically, hopelessly fallen in love with Husband and was literally lovesick being away from him for so long. I was absolutely miserable on all counts.
But there was one silver lining. The hotel had a little restaurant that doubled as a diner by day and bar & grill by night. Since I was practically stranded there, I ate every meal in the little joint. And since I’d talk to a wall, I quickly made friends with the waitresses and bartenders.
One afternoon, one of the waitresses brought me something from home. It was a plate of these peanut buttery marshmallow thingies. She said, “Since you’re stranded here with us, I've decided to adopt you. I made these last night so you can have something sweet to munch on in your room.” How stinkin' sweet was that?!
I graciously accepted them and thanked her. But I wasn't overly excited about sampling them because I’m not a huge marshmallow person. But later that night I took a bite out of one and fell in love. It was all I could do to not finish off the whole plate! When I saw the waitress the next day I told her how much I loved them and begged her for the recipe.
You won’t believe how easy this recipe is. Seriously, it’s ridiculous! You really don’t realize you’re eating marshmallows… when you have a taste, it’s like biting into a peanut butter pillow. While lying on a cloud. Watching unicorns dance over rainbows. As a puppy kisses your toes.
And these aren't overly sweet. I've had a similar treat made with butterscotch chips and peanut butter but I like these better as they aren't quite as tooth-achey sweet. And these have only three ingredients! Holla!
I, honest to God, can’t remember what these are called. I’m not even sure my new friend told me. I think I’m going to call them Fluffernutter Squares because of the marshmallow/peanut butter combination but you can call them whatever you like!
1/2 cup (1 stick) real, salted butter
1 10-ounce bag peanut butter morsels (chips)
1 10-ounce bag miniature marshmallows
Line an 8x8 or 9x9 square pan with wax paper; set aside.
In a large pan, melt butter over medium heat. When butter is completely melted, reduce heat to medium-low and add peanut butter morsels. Stir until morsels are completely melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallows. Stir until all marshmallows are evenly coated with peanut butter mixture.
Spread mixture into square pan then refrigerate until set (about 2-3 hours). Once set, lift from pan by pulling up on wax paper. Cut into 16 squares. Cover and refrigerate to store.
This recipe doubles easily. Just double all ingredients and use a 13x9 pan instead of a square one.
This recipe was featured at the Weekend Potluck!