Ritz and marshmallow fluff peanut butter cups are a delicious candy treat you are going to want to devour in seconds! The marshmallow fluff and peanut butter make these peanut butter cups like bites of fluffernutter sandwiches, while the Ritz crackers add a nice crunch and some saltiness to balance the creamy white chocolate.
So my bloggy bestie, Miranda at Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt runs this monthly event called Peanut Butter Bash. I haven't been able to participate because of other obligations on the dates they were held, but as luck would have it, I was free to join this month.... and I already had the most amazing recipe in mind, too.
I've been dreaming of these Ritz and marshmallow fluff peanut butter cups since January, but held off on sharing them until today and it's been really hard to wait that long. I wanted to call these fluffernutter cups, but did you know that "Fluffernutter" is trademarked when it comes to recipe development? So this lovely, more descriptive title had to do. I fist discovered the joys of fluffernutter in middle school when I was best friends with my neighbor who has the same name as me. She introduced me to fluff because I had no idea it even existed before and made me try a fluffernutter sandwich. It. Was. Awesome.
I originally thought that it would make a great candy, but I wanted something else to add a bit of extra saltiness. Sweet and salty is the best combination. And it really works here because I tend to find white chocolate a bit too sweet for my taste. The saltiness of the Ritz really helps balance the sweetness of the white chocolate. It tones it down so you can really enjoy all the flavors in the bite. And then it adds this really nice crunch to it. Basically, it's perfect.
These Ritz and marshmallow fluff peanut butter cups take only about 25 minutes to make, not including the time for the chocolate to harden - and that's with taking your time with it. I was able to get it done in maybe 15 minutes. So there is no reason not to make these amazing peanut butter cups!
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