National Penuche Fudge Day

You had us at fudge—the creamy, yet slightly crumbly texture is a winner in our eyes. What is it about this version with an Italian name that deserves its own day of the year? Let’s find out why National Penuche Fudge Day falls on July 22nd.

What Is National Penuche Fudge Day?

The nutty flavor of this maple-tasting fudge makes it a unique version of the popular sweet treat. It is the rich brown sugar that gives it the maple taste, and it is a popular treat in New England, so you should not have any trouble finding it there. In the South, you will have to look for sugar fudge candy, as that is its given name down there.

There are different ways to make it. Some like to include pecans, while others will stick with the basic recipe. The nuts can be left out altogether, but remember that when stirring fudge, keep a close eye on what is going on in the pan. Things can look like they’re going well, but the fudge will go all wrong if the temperature is too high.

Fudge first came to the US in the 19th century, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy it, with the Penuche version being just one of them.

How To Observe National Penuche Fudge Day

The easiest way is to make a fresh batch for yourself. This is a fudge-like candy and not the easiest to find, but you will be glad you did. Made with brown sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla, it is a simple recipe. It can be made with butterscotch and any combination of nuts to improve the texture.

Remember not to stick the fudge in the fridge, as it will dry out fast. Instead, have some friends and family over to enjoy it. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself eating an entire moreish batch in no time.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 22 Monday
Next year (2025)
July 22 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
July 22 Saturday
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