National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day is another dessert-centric holiday that many people will likely want to celebrate at least once. This holiday is observed annually on November 20th and encourages everyone to enjoy a very specific type of fudge: chocolate peanut butter fudge. So, if you have a sweet tooth and a little bit of time, you might want to celebrate this holiday by yourself or with friends and family.

The History of Fudge

We were unable to uncover who invented National Peanut Butter Fudge Day, so we decided to dig into the history of fudge. When we first started this research, we thought we had a pretty good idea of when fudge was created, but we realized that we had been wrong once we got into it.

There was a lot more to the history of fudge than we anticipated. Fortunately, we got to the bottom of it and can now share what we know with everyone reading this short history. Fudge is a product that was first created in the late 19th century in the United States.

Although no one knows who invented it, we do know that by the 1880s, it was an extremely popular type of candy, and there were advertisements for it everywhere. What made this dessert so popular is that refined sugar prices began to drop, allowing consumers to make this dessert easily and inexpensively in their kitchens.

Fun Facts About Fudge & Peanut Butter

Okay, now that we know where fudge came from, it’s time to turn our attention to learning a few more facts about it before we celebrate National Peanut Butter Fudge Day. The following facts are what we could glean from culinary sources about fudge, and we hope they prove useful to anyone reading about this holiday.

Fudge Mania Struck in 1892

During the end of the 19th century, students at Vassar College were so obsessed with making fudge that they would divert gas from their lamps to make it at night. However, it should also be stated that students at universities all across the U.S. made fudge during this time; it’s just that the students at Vassar College took it to the next level.

Fudge Might Be Descended from a Scottish Confection

Although Americans get credit for inventing fudge, some culinary critics think that it was actually copied from a Scottish hard confection called tablet. A tablet is a confection from Scotland that’s made using similar ingredients but has more grains and is harder than American fudge.

First Lady Mamie Eisenhower Loved Fudge

Mamie Eisenhower was the wife of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and she was a big fan of fudge. She was such a big fan that she created her own recipe called Mamie’s Million Dollar Fudge. Word is that her husband really liked it.

Observing National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Grab yourself some peanut butter fudge and celebrate this holiday on November 20th. That’s all you have to do. While you’re making, serving, and eating your peanut butter fudge, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalPeanutButterFudgeDay on your social media accounts with a picture of it so that we can all drool over your creation.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 20 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
November 20 Thursday
Last year (2023)
November 20 Monday
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