These Fluffernutter banana bites dipped in dark chocolate are going to be your new favorite dessert. I promise. Growing up one of my favorite sandwiches was a fluffernutter. Ok, who exactly am I kidding, besides a grilled cheese, it was the only sandwich I would eat. That's all beside the point, though. The important thing is I love them. I then married a guy from Boston and discovered the fluffernutter is their state sandwich... But for real. This is all fine by me. Minus the part abut there being "rules" for what qualifies as a 'proper' fluffernutter. Little did I know. (also, I spelled it fluffer nutter yesterday and was quickly corrected by a friend. My bad)
When my husband first moved down to NC, I attempted to woo him by making a good ole fashioned FlufferNutter, knowing how much we both adored them. I set out to the market and, upon my return home, pulled out the marshmallow creme and peanut butter for our sandwiches, this is when I heard an audible gasp. Followed by "What in the hell is that stuff?" Kind of bewildered, I haughtily retorted "Ummmm, marshmallow creme to make the fluffernutters" I didn't say duh, but that was implied.
Lawd have mercy for all things good and holy and oh, my gracious. Do not ever, and I mean ever never, make the mistake of confusing marshmallow creme and THE Marshmallow Fluff from New England. It is basically akin to someone confusing Sweet Tea for Iced Tea down South, it just is. not. done. He came over sputtering and barely able to finish the sentence in all his horror.
"This. stuff. is. not. fluff." as he visibly shuddered. Fluff is fluff.
And this, my friends, is how I learned about actual, real life legitimate fluff. And rest assured, all my New Englanders, this recipe only has the real deal fluff. I care about y'all too much to ever mess around with such a prize.
Anyways, this recipe is a twist off of those gooey and delectable treats. These have been a big hit for parties or, if you are like me and want a somewhat healthy snack, they are perfect to make for the week ahead and just nosh on a few when you are craving something sweet.
2 to 4 bananas
1/2 cup pb
12 oz dark chocolate
Slice the bananas so that you get 10-12 pieces per banana. lay them out next to each other in pairs. On one slice, spread the fluff and on the other, the pb. Marry those suckers together and pop them in the freezer for about an hour. About 15 minutes before you are ready to begin, melt your chocolate wafers. I used Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafer, but you can use whatever you would like. Just make sure to use about 12-16 oz and be sure to just melt it and do not burn the chocolate!!! Once you are ready, using either a toothpick or a fork, dip the bites in the chocolate and then place them on foil or wax paper.
You can now let them set up or, my favorite is putting them in an airtight container and popping them in the freezer. I hate bananas and this way they taste less banana'ey' and more like a mini ice cream sandwich.
If this is your first time melting chocolate, you may want an extra bag. it sometimes tends to be a bit messy and the more you use them, the better you get at it.
and just so you know, Nutella and strawberry fluff banana bites are even better. Yes, you read that correctly...NUTELLA and STRAWBERRY FLUFF. People, stop crying tears of joy and make you some.