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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day – July 23, 2023

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day is commemorated on July 23 and celebrates one of the most iconic food combinations. The day marks one of the elite combinations that make us believe in love at first taste. Since they met, peanut butter and chocolate have been an unstoppable force, rising to the level of iconic. Chocolate and peanut butter are delicious on their own but even better when combined! As a reminder of just how good these are, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day comes around, and we are thankful to have a day to indulge in this combination unashamedly.

History of Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day

On Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day, we commemorate one of the best and most irresistible combinations in culinary history. As far as we know, peanut butter has been around since the time of the Aztecs in Peru and Brazil, while the chocolate was used as a tribute to the gods and a drink reserved for the royal court.

It is impossible to guess the exact moment when these two first came together, but the combination, whether by accident or not, heralded a glorious day for those with a sweet tooth. However, some believe that the combination of two ingredients, peanut butter, and chocolate, was made popular through the creation of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, also a must-have.

Peanut butter and chocolate are now available in practically every imaginable combination, and there has never been a single instance in which the pairing of the two has resulted in a moment of culinary disappointment. For example, peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes, as well as peanut butter cookies with a drizzle of chocolate on top, are both delicious desserts to prepare! Using your ingenuity, you can combine peanut butter and chocolate in any way you can think of for Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day. You can celebrate the day in so many different ways and spread the joy by sharing peanut butter and chocolate treats with others, including friends and family.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day timeline

1847
Modern Chocolate Bar

As a result of Joseph Fry's discovery that melting cacao butter into Dutch cocoa can provide a moldable chocolate paste, the first modern chocolate bar is born.

1884
Peanut Butter Paste

Marcellus Gilmore Edson, a Canadian chemist, and pharmacist, discovers and patents peanut paste, an early form of peanut butter.

1895
Peanut Butter is Invented

John Harvey Kellogg, the man behind Kellogg's famous cereals, invents peanut butter.

1928
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups become a hit with the first group of chocolate and peanut butter lovers as they are included in an array of candies.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day FAQs

What fruit pairs best with peanut butter and chocolate?

In terms of fruit pairings, bananas are the best. Bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate are a classic combo that children enjoy.

Can you eat peanut butter and chocolate every day?

In a moderate amount, yes. Peanut butter and chocolate can be a nice ally to your daily menu and can even be a nice complement to your health.

Where should peanut butter be kept?

You should keep your nut butter in the pantry or refrigerator where it will be cool and dark to preserve its freshness. To avoid cross-contamination, use clean equipment and shut the jar tightly to keep out the air.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day Activities

  1. Host a peanut butter and chocolate party

    Celebrate the day with your friends by asking each person to bring a treat that combines peanut butter and chocolate. You can have a fun time together playing games or any other activity you all enjoy and eating your treats.

  2. Make new recipes

    Go online and find recipes you will enjoy. You can also ask for a family recipe and try to recreate it.

  3. Think of imaginative recipes

    Want to find out if peanut butter and chocolate are the ultimate ingredients? Pair them with unconventional pairings and see if they still come out delicious. The weirder the food combination, the better.

5 Ways To Enjoy Peanut Butter And Chocolate

  1. Brownies

    How about scooping some peanut butter into the brownie batter and getting one of the best treats you can ever taste?

  2. Rice treats

    Combine some marshmallows and peanut butter and then melt some peanut butter onto the rice treats mixture — you will be in for an incredibly tasty surprise!

  3. Lava cake

    Scoop some peanut butter into the batter before adding another thick layer of chocolate batter on top for an explosive delicious cake.

  4. Peanut butter cups

    Look for recipes online and sprinkle some sea salt or hemp hearts on them for an unforgettable bite.

  5. Peanut butter s’mores

    This easy recipe can be made with four simple ingredients: peanut butter, chocolate, Graham Crackers, and marshmallows for a campfire feel!

Why We Love Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day

  1. Dynamic sensory contrast

    Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven largely due to something called dynamic sensory contrast that our taste buds love. The smoothness of the chocolate and the nuttiness of peanut butter creates an irresistible contrast that makes you want to eat more and more.

  2. A delicious treat

    Peanut butter and chocolate are delicious treats that can be eaten anywhere and at any time. So pop one or two (even a whole bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, we won’t judge you) of those delicious treats in your mouth. Today is, after all, a day dedicated to enjoying them.

  3. Can be enjoyed in different ways

    Cookies, cheesecake, rice treats, lava cake, brownies, and peanut butter cups are some of the ways peanut butter and chocolate can be enjoyed. Choose whichever way you prefer and get ready to eat more than you expected.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day dates

YearDateDay
2023July 23Sunday
2024July 23Tuesday
2025July 23Wednesday
2026July 23Thursday
2027July 23Friday

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