National Heavenly Hash Day

National Heavenly Hash Day is a holiday observed on February 2nd every year. Although heavenly hash has the word “hash” in it, it’s not actually made from potatoes. Instead, it’s a dessert, candy, or fruit salad made out of sugar, corn syrup, milk, walnuts or pecans, chocolate chips, and of course, miniature marshmallows.

Confused? We were too when we first tried to identify how to make heavenly hash. That’s because there are about a million variations of this sweet food, so anyone wishing to observe this holiday will have a lot of options available to them.

The History of Heavenly Hash

The first time the name heavenly hash was used was around the turn of the century. It was made by a New Orleans department store, but that recipe was eventually acquired by the Elmer Candy Company in 1923 and marketed as Heavenly Hash Egg.

It was a marshmallow center with an outer coating of milk chocolate and contained two roasted almonds. This candy company also produces a strawberry marshmallow and a dark chocolate version of heavenly hash.

Throughout the years, heavenly hash has also been associated with other types of dessert products. A recipe that’s popular in the southern part of the U.S. is a heavenly hash made with pineapple, coconut, whipped topping, and sometimes other ingredients such as crushed nuts or fruit cocktails.

Another recipe is simply a rocky road-type ice cream made with marshmallows, nuts, and chocolate. And the last recipe we’ve seen are heavenly hash bars—a holiday treat made with roasted almonds, bittersweet chocolate, and marshmallows.

Observing National Heavenly Hash Day

Once you figure out what type of heavenly hash you want to make, you can do so to celebrate this sweet holiday. Just don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalHeavenlyHashDay on your social media accounts to spread the word about it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 2 Friday
Next year (2025)
February 2 Sunday
Last year (2023)
February 2 Thursday
Food & Drinks