I’m stepping back from Melanie Makes for a few weeks to enjoy a maternity leave of sorts with our new arrival. In the meantime, I’m thrilled to be sharing recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers who I’m also lucky enough to call friends. Today, fellow Buckeye State blogger and mama-to-be Courtney from Neighborfood is sharing a delicious treat that I can’t wait to try!
Hey Melanie Makes fans! I’m Courtney, and I’m the blogger, corny-joke teller, and general crazy person behind the blog NeighborFood. I’m so excited to be sharing these incredible Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Creme Pies with you while Melanie gets some much deserved time off to snuggle with her new baby.
I’ve never been a huge fan of pre-packaged sweets. Even as a sugar-crazed child, you couldn’t tempt me with a Twinkie or a Ho Ho. But there was one glaring exception to this aversion and it came in the form of a thin oatmeal cookie sandwich wrapped in crinkly cellophane.
I was (and continue to be) a complete sucker for oatmeal creme pies. To me, they’re the perfect sweetness and texture. They’re sweet without being overbearing, and have the perfect balance of chewiness and creaminess.
I’ve made oatmeal creme pies in the past, but never thought to change up the original. However, when a recent hunt for the perfect banana cookie turned up this recipe, my love for bananas and my undying devotion to oatmeal creme pies collided in the best of ways.
These Oatmeal Banana Cookies are thin, chewy, and soft, just like the cookies in my favorite oatmeal creme pies. As soon as I made them I knew they had to be sandwiched. The only question was what to put in the middle. Plain marshmallow filling would have been tasty, but knowing Melanie’s affinity for fluffernutter flavored treats, I knew I had to find a way to work peanut butter into the mix.
The result is a moist, chewy banana flavored oatmeal cookie cushioned around a dreamy peanut butter marshmallow creme filling. I don’t want to knock the original (I’ll always love you Oatmeal Creme Pies!!), but these are even more irresistible than their predecessors. If you’re a fan of peanut butter, banana, and marshmallow, you’re going to want to get these into your face as soon as possible.
In fact, why not drop everything right now and go make yourself a batch. You’ll be in fluffernutter heaven in no time.
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