It’s National Fluffernutter Day!!
HAPPY NATIONAL FLUFFERNUTTER DAY!!!
For those of you that don’t know what fluffernutter is…….
A Fluffernutter is a sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow cream, usually served on white bread. The term fluffernutter has also been used to describe other foods that feature peanut butter and marshmallow cream, including Fluffernutter cookies, bars and cupcakes.
If you are curious, feel free to read about the history of fluffernutter here.
I have been planning on making pumpkin spice crispy treats for you, and what better day than today??
I mixed the marshmallow cream, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and peanut butter together and melted it until smooth in a saucepan.
It doesn’t look too appetizing yet, but just wait!! Next, I mixed in the crispy rice cereal…..
I flattened half of the cereal mix into a 10 x 10 pan…..and then I spread a layer of oatmeal cookie dough on top. (Yes, I said cookie DOUGH!!)
Finally, I layered the rest of the cereal mix on top and sprinkled it with chocolate jimmies!
There’s a lot going on in these bars…..but they are very good!
Pumpkin Spice Fluffernutter Crispy Treats with Oatmeal Cookie Dough (*recipe adapted from The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook by Lindsay Landis)
– Spray a pan 9 x 13 or 10 x 10 pan with cooking spray. Set aside
For Crispy Treats (great on their own as well)
- 1 (7 and 1/2 oz.) jar of Marshmallow fluff
- 1/4 cup pure pumpkin or easy pumpkin pie filling
- 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (if using pure pumpkin)
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 8 cups of crispy rice cereal
- Chocolate jimmies for decorating (optional)
– In a saucepan combine fluff, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and peanut butter.
– Heat thoroughly until completely combined. Cool.
– In a separate bowl pour the marshmallow mixture over cereal and mix until coated.
For Oatmeal Cookie Dough
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 tbsp. milk
- 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
– In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until fluffy. (2-3 minutes)
– Mix in milk .
– Stir in flour, oats, salt and pumpkin pie spice by hand until combined.
To make layered crispy treats:
– Press half of the cereal mixture into the prepared pan
– Spread the cookie dough evenly over the first layer
– Top with remaining cereal mix and jimmies.
– Refrigerate until firm, then cut into squares.
*EDIT: Because of the oil in the peanut butter and the moisture in the pumpkin these start to soften after a day. The texture gets slightly chewy.
(On a side note, the book that I adapted this recipe from is FABULOUS!! I ran out and grabbed it the day it came out, and made the Chocolate Cookie Dough Truffles……drool worthy! Definitely give it a try!)
These are a bit softer than the traditional Rice Crispy treats. I’m sure that using marshmallows would firm them up a little bit if you would like a crispier consistency.
Have a great Monday!