My neighbors are seriously annoying.
I like them enough, but they have one fatal flaw: honking at me while I’m walking the dog.
There I’ll be, minding my own freakin’ business as I walk along our tree-lined street when some asshat drives slowly behind me and honks their horn at me as they drive by, waving maniacally in a clearly desperate act for friendly attention.
And in those moments, rather than smile and wave, I honestly would like to throw a large icy soda at their car and flip them the bird. Because who the eff honks at someone?
Honking is rude, no matter how you slice and dice it. I honk when I’m impatient at people in their cars. I honk when the person in front of me is too busy texting and isn’t going on the green. I honk at people driving 25 under the speed limit. I honk if someone cuts me off. But I don’t drive up behind an innocent human being minding their own damn business and blare my horn for everyone in hell to hear, especially the person who has now jumped ten feet in the air from being startled.
Some would argue my neighbors are being ‘friendly’, but I’d argue they’re being jerkfaces. Tomato, tomahto.
Personally, when I’m walking my dogs I’d like to not feel terrified when someone creeps up behind me blasting their horn from here to Timbuktu. Call me high-maintenance if you must, but dang, a simple wave will suffice. No need to be popping arms out of sockets from the intense waving and horn blaring, desperate for attention.
Anywho. After being frightened on my walks, I like to come home and indulge a little. After all, I did survive a drive-by.
These White Chocolate Fluffernutter Bars were the first thing I grabbed after being honked at a couple days ago. They’re super peanut buttery, sticky, chewy and ultra gooey, and they taste like a gigantic fluffernutter sandwich. What is not to love about these?!
I think they’re desperate for your attention, am I right?
*adapted from Averie Cooks’ recipe
White Chocolate Fluffernutter Bars
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow creme
- 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (12 oz) pkg. white chocolate chips
- Powdered sugar for dusting optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9" pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, egg and oil with a spoon until a soft dough comes together. Press evenly into the prepared pan. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the marshmallow creme, peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk until combined. Mixture will be thick! Pour evenly over the top of the bar layer. Sprinkle the top evenly with the white chocolate chips.
- Bake for approx. 23-25 minutes or until the edges are set and the top is a very light golden brown. Center may still be slightly jiggly, but do NOT over cook. You want the bars to be gooey and they'll continue to cook up as they cool. Allow the bars to cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar, if desired, and cutting into squares. Serve.
These are so fudgy, super sticky and gooey, and absolutely, positively heavenly. I love the white chocolate chip top with its nice crunch, and the gooey fluffernutter filling packed with creamy peanut butter and sweet and fluffy marshmallow creme. These bars are to-die for!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
Hayley – I hate when people do that, too. I’ve had people honk while I’m running on the street with my headphones in and I nearly fall over because it scares me. My dog would probably freak out if that happened. I stick to walking him in heavily wooden areas. I don’t blame you for coming home and indulging in these bars. Wow. They look amazing. 😀
Good idea about walking your pup in the woods.. if we had woods, I’d probably do that too! Thanks Erin!!
I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks honking is very rude! I almost have a heart attack when someone does that Seems to be popular in rural areas. People cannot seem to leave you alone if they see you, so I exercise indoors now. Thanks for sharing that and this wonderful recipe!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
Oh my goodness! These bars are so indulgent. I must try them!
Thanks so much Jen! They are super indulgent 😀
I’ve never had a fluffernutter sandwich, but if it’s anything like your bars, I’d be in heaven! I’ve got to bake up a batch of these gems!!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
also honking=boo (mind you my parents have both been known to honk when seeing random family members on the street or in an adjacent car)
That’s different, if people are in a car. But blindly honking at someone walking down the street… no bueno!
Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze says
I hate when people honk at me too! One, it scares me and gets my heart racing, then I feel like I’m high on caffeine. Annoying. These bars look divine!! I love pb anything and that gooeyness is calling my name!! 🙂
Right? It totally throws you off! I promise I’ll never honk at you 🙂
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
I am sorry for laughing over here!! I am not a friendly honker. Instead I am a “get the EFF out of my way” type honker. I would also honk for a batch of these bars!
Dude, same here! No friendly honking here!
Katy | Her Cup of Joy says
Haha, any excuse to bite into these bars! I love how perfectly you cut into them.
Aw, girrrrrrrl. These look like gooey butter bars of delicious fun! Look like? No, ARE LIKE. Love it.
Super excited to try this recipe out! I love a good treat once in a while and it’s especially fun to try something I’ve never had before!
Thanks a bunch, Jeni!
Peggy Presley says
Hi I’m thinking of making this for a Breast Cancer Survivor party and I’m wondering if there’s anyway to add some sort of pink icing or topping? Thank you, Peggy
Hmm.. good question, Peggy! I think adding frosting may make them TOO sweet… as if there is such a thing, I know! 🙂 Maybe if you can find pink colored white chocolate chips?
Can you freeze these?
Hi Natasha, I have not tried freezing these bars so I cannot say for sure.