Fluffernutter Bars

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Sometimes all you need is a fast dessert with few ingredients that the entire family will love. This fluffernutter bars recipe from Karly, the author of Buns In My Oven recipe blog, fits the bill because it takes less than an hour to prepare and bake, contains only four ingredients and is filled with the fluffy texture of marshmellows. This bar recipe will be an excellent addition to holiday dessert trays or to have as a simple snack. Containing the distinct tastes of peanut butter and sweet marshmallow fluff, both kids and adults will love them.

These easy cookies contain a refrigerated Pillsbury dough for peanut butter cookies. Using a prepared product increases the ease of this fluffernutter bars recipe so that you can have this flavorful dessert quickly. Unfortunately, prolific peanut allergies prevent these bars from being accessible to all, and these will not make an excellent addition to kids’ lunches as a result. If you wanted to make these fluffernutter bars accessible to more people and occasions, however, you could substitute the Pillsbury dough with an equivalent amount of your favorite peanut butter cookie dough recipe. Simply substitute the peanut butter for another nut butter, like almond or cashew butter. The taste will be distinctly different, because natural nut and seed butter aren’t as sweetened as peanut butter. When paired with the marshmallow fluff, there will be ample sweetness in these bars, though.

This peanut butter bar recipe involves the use of marshmallow fluff, which can be purchased in most grocery stores. If you find that you have all the other ingredients necessary on hand, but not the marshmallow fluff, you could substitute with bagged marshmallows. The heat of the oven would melt the marshmallows into a pleasantly gooey texture, mimicking the texture of marshmallow cream. Alternatively, you could employ an easy marshmallow recipe, to achieve the fluffy and sweet component of these decadent bars. Marshmallows contain whipped egg whites, gelatin, sugar syrup and vanilla flavoring. The process is very similar to making meringue where you want to achieve a very thick and glossy finish. The gelatin helps the marshmallows set into a firm marshmallow which can be cut into squares or other shapes. For this dessert recipe, instead of allowing the mixture to set and dry like regular marshmallows, stop the process at the moment where the marshmallows are whipped. That is basically what marshmallow cream is, and you can proceed with this bar recipe from there.

Whenever you require fun desserts for kids or party’s, or simply have a sweet craving that needs to be satisfied quickly, try this cookie bar recipe. Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they are also very attractive looking squares, with bright dollops of marshmallow and chocolate candies. Although this recipe doesn’t indicate to do so, try lining the baking pan with parchment paper for easy removal. This is a particularly good idea if your baking pans aren’t in their prime. Thank you to Karly, the author of Buns In My Oven recipe blog, for sharing her fluffernutter bars recipe with us.

Nutrition Facts for: Fluffernutter Bars From Buns In My Oven
Ingredients: Pillsbury refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough, flour, mini Reese's peanut butter cups, marshmallow fluff.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 205, Calories from Fat 84, Total Fat 9.3g 14%, Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%, Cholesterol 6mg 2%, Sodium 161mg 7%, Potassium 2mg 0%, Carbohydrates 28.1g 9%, Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%, Sugars 18.3g, Protein 2.1g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%,Iron 3%

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