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The Magic & Mystical Powers of Marshmallow Fluff

Marshmallow Fluff (not to be confused with the crap Kraft seems to think is an OK substitute called Jet-Puffed, it is NOT even close to the same recipe) is full of magical powers!

Marshmallow Fluff – It can change a variety of recipes that will make your man drop to his knees with a 3-carat diamond within a week after you make a few of the delectable dishes. From the dusty piles of my grandmother’s recipe tomes I give you a sampling of some of the candies you can make easy-peasy with this grand ingredient!

Shortly after returning from service in World War I, H. Allen Durkee and Fred Mower went into the business of manufacturing Marshmallow Fluff. They started with one barrel of sugar, a few cans, two spoons and a second hand Ford. Each day they sold Fluff door to door and filled orders making one batch at a time in the evening. It was tough work that paid off. Soon supermarkets began stocking their shelves with Fluff, and the company began to grow.  The FLUFFERNUTTER is something many of us, who had kick ass parents or grandparents,  had gracing their lunch boxes. It’s made by simply adding a layer of Marshmallow Fluff to a peanut butter sandwich.

Lets face it, Marshmallow Fluff is the one of a kind. There maybe generic brands, 0r copycats but the secret to success is the high standards this company set over 90 years ago means that the only way to go is with the real deal.  It is a glorious and grand achievement to all us sugar speedballers in the world!

Below are recipes my grams said came from a book she got with her Green Stamps when my dad and uncle were just kids. Enjoy, especially the fudge recipe! This being the famous Never Fail Fudge (which I promised to post for @JHSked) that helped raise money during WWII.


NEVER FAIL-FUDGE

  • 2 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 5.33 oz. can evaporated milk (3/4 c.)
  • 1 7 1/2-oz. jar Marshmallow Fluff
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 12-oz. package semisweet-chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
  1. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan; set aside.
  2. In large saucepan combine first 5 ingredients.
  3. Stir over low heat until blended.
  4. Heat to a full-rolling boil being careful not to mistake escaping air bubbles for boiling.
  5.  Boil slowly, stirring constantly, 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and chocolate until chocolate is melted.
  7. Add nuts. Turn into greased pan and cool.

Makes 2 1/2 pounds.

COCOA-FLUFF TRUFFLES

  • 1 16-oz. package semisweet-chocolate pieces
  • 1 7 1/2-oz. jar Marshmallow Fluff
  1. In double boiler top, over hot, not boiling water, melt
  2. chocolate. Blend in Fluff; add flavorings (below). Cool slightly.
  3. Shape into 1/2-inch balls.

Makes 1 pound.

DIFFERENT FLAVORS:

PEPPERMINT:

  • Knead in 2 tsp. peppermint extract. Shape into balls. Roll in chocolate sprinkles.

COCONUT:

  • After shaping plain chocolate truffles, roll in flaked coconut.

WALNUT:

  • After shaping plain chocolate truffles, roll in minced walnuts.

 

NUTTY BUTTERSCOTCH FUDGE

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/4 stick butter or margarine
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 7 1/2-oz. jar Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 5.33 oz. can evaporated milk (3/4 c.)
  • 1 12-oz. package butterscotch-flavored pieces
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. salted peanuts, chopped
  1. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan; set aside. In heavy
  2. saucepan combine sugar, butter or margarine, salt, Marshmallow
  3. Fluff and evaporated milk. Over medium heat, heat to a fullrolling
  4. boil; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from
  5. heat. Quickly stir in butterscotch pieces and vanilla until pieces
  6. are melted. Stir in peanuts. Turn into pan and cool completely.

Makes 2 1/2 pounds.

 

COCOA-FLUFF CHEWIES

  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 T. water
  • 1/4 c. peanut butter
  • 2 large tablespoons Marshmallow Fluff
  • 3/4 c. bran flakes cereal
  • 1/2 c. seedless raisins
  • 1 c. shredded coconut
  1. Blend cocoa with water. Stir in peanut butter (mixture will be
  2. thick). Add Fluff. Stir until thoroughly blended. Add bran, raisins
  3. and half of coconut. Form into 1-inch balls. Roll in remaining
  4. coconut. Let stand 1 hour.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen.


PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE

  • 2/3 c. milk
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. smooth or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 7 1/2-oz. jar Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Grease a 8-inch square baking pan; set aside. In large saucepan
  2. combine milk and sugar. Over medium-high heat, cook stirring
  3. constantly, to 230° to 235° F. on a candy thermometer or soft ball
  4. stage (when a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold
  5. water forms a ball which flattens on removal from water).
  6. Remove from heat, cool slightly and blend in peanut butter, Fluff
  7. and vanilla. Pour into pan and cool until set.

Makes about 1 1/2 pounds.

Now if you are not running around high as a kite or off on some magical sugar induced hallucinogenic trip by the end of making and sampling these goodies, you didn’t do it right! So go get another jar and try again till you do! This is not for the sugar wussies, only for the serious users in the crowd!


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5 Comments

  1. OMG! I think I got a sugar buzz just reading this. I’m thinking the fluff would be an awesome topping (or even addition) to my Death By Chocolate (as promised ;-)!)

    1 x slab white chocolate (I usually get the 300g slabs for this)
    1x slab milk or dark chocolate (depending on personal taste)
    500 ml double thick cream
    1x bar peppermint chocolate
    1x packet of ginger biscuits

    Method:
    Crumble biscuits & line a bowl with the crumbs. Melt white chocolate in a double-boiler, fold in half the cream, spoon over the biscuit base and put the mixture in the fridge. (I like to add vanilla pod seeds here too, but not necessary)
    Melt dark chocolate in double boiler, add remaining cream, place in fridge. (For unusual kick, add grated ginger or 1/2 tsp very finely chopped chilli).
    By this time the white mix should be getting firm. Spoon the dark chocolate mix over the top. Grate the peppermint chocolate & sprinkle over the surface, & put it back in the fridge until ready to serve.
    For a real adult kick, a tblspoon of brandy in the dark choc mix works beautifully.
    I’m going to try this & substitute cream with the marshmallow fluff.
    Someone can get me off the ceiling afterwards.

    • MICROWAVE FUDGE
      2 1/2 c. sugar
      4 T. butter or margarine
      1 5.33 oz. can evaporated milk (3/4 c.)
      1 7 1/2-oz. jar Marshmallow Fluff
      3/4 tsp. salt
      3/4 tsp. vanilla
      1 12-oz. package semisweet-chocolate pieces
      1/2 c. chopped walnuts, optional

      Grease a 9-inch square baking pan; set aside. In microwavesafe
      bowl combine sugar and next four ingredients. Microwave*,
      uncovered, on MEDIUM HIGH for 2 1/2 minutes; remove and
      stir until blended. Microwave on MEDIUM HIGH for 5 minutes;
      remove and stir until blended. Microwave on MEDIUM HIGH
      for 5 minutes; remove and stir. Microwave on MEDIUM HIGH
      2 1/2 minutes; remove and stir again. Still using MEDIUM HIGH
      microwave for 6 minutes more. Stir in chocolate, vanilla and nuts
      until blended. Pour into pan. Makes 2 1/2 pounds.
      *Based on 600 watt oven.

  2. Well, you had me when I saw the jar of Fluff. Growing up a fluff-‘n-nutter was a special treat in our household. My parents were pretty picky about what they allowed us to eat, but my mother having a proclivity for sweets, always kept a jar of Fluff in the cupboard. We never used it for baking, only for sandwiches, which were usually consumed on picnics or in front of the fireplace on a cold winter’s day. My sentimental association with this whipped confection continues to this day, and I’m always shocked when someone says they’ve never heard of it. Nice to meet you on Twitter.

    • Thanks! I am so behind on my blogging.. great to meet you too! Glad you checked the site out. I am an eclectic blogger! Hope you read more!

  3. The peanut butter fudge is the EXACT recipe my mimi handed down to me. We usually use marshmallows but the fluff does it too. Awesomeness. I love this stuff. #peanutbutterrules

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