Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Day Date in the current year: February 24, 2024

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Day Peanut butter cups are one of the most popular types of candy in the United States, so it is not surprising that someone came up with the idea of using them as cheesecake decoration. There’s even Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Day, celebrated annually on February 24.

Peanut butter cups are molded chocolate candies filled with a peanut butter filling. They are typically made with milk chocolate and a smooth, creamy peanut butter filling, but there are different variations of the candy that can be made with different types of chocolate and filled with crunchy peanut butter, or peanut butter flavored with other ingredients.

Peanut butter cups were invented by Harry Burnet Reese, the founder of the H. B. Reese Candy Company. Although Reese was not the first confectioner who made candies consisting of peanut butter covered with chocolate, it was he who invented an automated manufacturing process for this type of candy. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups went on sale in 1928 and quickly became a hit. Originally sold in bulk, individual candies became available in 1941 due to wartime sugar rationing.

Today, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (now owned and produced by The Hershey Company) are the number one selling candy brand in the US and one of the world’s best-selling candy brands. Other confectionery companies, including the Palmer Candy Company and multiple regional candy manufactures, have their own versions of the peanut butter cup that come in different sizes, shapes, and flavors.

Since peanut butter cups are one of the most popular types of candy and cheesecake is one of the most popular desserts, it makes sense to pair them together! Some would even say they are a match made in heaven. You can top any kind of cheesecake with peanut butter cups, but if you want to dessert to be really flavorful, we suggest that you combine:

  • An Oreo cookie or chocolate wafer crust
  • A cream cheese filling flavored with peanut butter that has small bits of peanut butter cups mixed in
  • Chocolate ganache topping
  • Miniature peanut butter cups or peanut butter cup bits as decoration

Is this too much? It may be for some people, but we firmly believe that there is no such thing as too much chocolate and peanut butter in a peanut butter cup cheesecake.

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Day is one of many cheesecake days created by Patti Jewel and her team at Jewel created the original Cheesecake Day (now called International Cheesecake Day) in 1985, but the holiday didn’t become widely known until 2001, when it was posted online. Once Cheesecake Day gained traction, Jewel created a bunch of holidays dedicated to different types of cheesecake. Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Day joined the family in 2020.

Like all other cheesecake days, Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Day is very easy to celebrate: you can pick up a peanut butter cup cheesecake from your favorite bakery, order a slice for dessert, or make your own cheesecake and share it with someone you love. And don’t forget to post about the holiday on social media with the hashtag #PeanutButterCupCheesecakeDay.

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