Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day Date in the current year: July 23, 2024

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day Peanut butter and jelly might seem like the perfect combo, but there are a lot of people that like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate just as much or even prefer it to PB&J. If you’re one of them, don’t forget to celebrate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day on July 23.

Both peanut butter and chocolate originated in the Americas since the peanut is native to South America and the cacao tree is native to Mesoamerica. So it is not surprising that someone came up with the idea to combine these two products.

Cocoa beans were originally used to make a chocolate drink by ancient Mesoamerican peoples. Following the European colonization of the Americas, confectioners developed a whole range of chocolate products: chocolate bars, chocolate candies, chocolate syrup, chocolate spread, etc. Peanut butter hasn’t been around for as long as chocolate. Modern peanut butter was developed in the late 19th century.

At some point during the early 20th century, someone discovered that chocolate and peanut butter can be combined to create delicious treats and desserts. Among the first commercially produced peanut butter and chocolate treats were the famous Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, originally named Penny Cups because they were sold for one cent. These delicious chocolate candies with peanut butter filling were invented in 1928 and have since become one of the most popular candies in the United States.

Another popular peanut butter and chocolate treat is Crispy Crunch. It is a hard chocolate bar with peanut butter crunch inside that was created in Canada in 1930. Other popular brands of chocolate bars with peanut butter include 5th Avenue, Butterfinger, Clark Bar, Jimmie Stix, Mountain Bar, NutRageous, Reese’s Bar, Reese’s Fast Break, Sky Bar, Snickers Peanut Butter, and others.

Buckeye is a popular peanut butter and chocolate candy that can be easily made at home. It consists of a small ball of peanut butter fudge that is partially dipped in melted chocolate, leaving some of the peanut butter visible. The treat was named after the fruit of the Ohio buckeye tree which it resembles. Because of this, it is especially popular on Ohio, where it is common to make buckeyes at home.

Other peanut butter and chocolate treats that can be made at home include chocolate peanut butter bars, cupcakes, brownies, cookies (regular and no-bake), squares, cups (inspired by Reese’s Cups), cheesecake, fudge cake, marble cake, haystacks, cake, truffles, volcano cake, pudding, and many more.

There are many ways for you to celebrate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day. You can have a peanut butter and chocolate sandwich for breakfast or lunch, munch on peanut butter and chocolate treats and desserts that can rage from cookies and cupcakes to full-sized cakes, experiment with new peanut butter and chocolate recipes, or even throw a potluck-style peanut butter and chocolate party for your friends. And don’t forget to spread the word about the holiday on social media with the hashtag #PeanutButterAndChocolateDay.

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