When is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day?
November 20th is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day.
What is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day?
Here in America, we like peanuts. We like peanut butter. And boy, do we like fudge. But when it all comes together, watch out! It’s peanut butter fudge, and on National Peanut Butter Fudge Day, we show our affection for this delectable confection.
We don’t make it with butter though, except to grease the pan. A basic peanut butter fudge recipe contains peanut butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. To give it your own spin, you can always give your recipe nuts and other goodies.
Fudge of all kinds is an American holiday staple. Many think fudge was created accidentally as a fudged batch of caramels. Most fudge is chocolate, and that’s usually what we mean when we refer to ‘fudge.’ Peanut butter fudge is a worthy variation on an already tasty treat.
Fun facts about National Peanut Butter Fudge Day!
- The largest slab of fudge weighed 5,760 pounds—more than a Ford Taurus!
- The verb ‘to fudge’ used to refer to a clumsy adjustment, back in the 1700s. In the 1800s, a fudge was a hoax or a cheat.
- Fudge and confectionery fondant almost the same. Fudge is just drier.
- The first record of fudge comes from an 1886 letter written in England about a Baltimore store selling the treat for 40 cents a pound.
How to celebrate National Peanut Butter Fudge Day:
Whip up a batch of peanut butter fudge. Get a friend or the kids into the kitchen to help. It’s hard to make one serving, so you’ll need some help to eat it.
What’s the hashtag for National Peanut Butter Fudge Day?
Show off your PB fudge baking skills on social media by using #PeanutButterFudgeDay.