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Peanut butter lovers and fudge lovers come together on November 20th to celebrate National Peanut Butter Fudge Day.

On June 16th, people across the United States celebrated National Fudge Day.  Just by adding creamy or crunchy peanut butter the celebration continues. They will have the yummy taste of peanut butter as the fudge flavor and star of the show.

Fudge originated in the United States, possibly by a happy accident.  In 1886, a letter written by Emelyn Bettersby Hartridge was discovered. Ms. Hartridge attended Vassar College as a student in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the letter referred to a fudge her cousin had made.  Her cousin, in Baltimore Maryland, was selling the fudge for 40 cents per pound. Ms. Hartridge obtained the recipe, and in 1888, she made 30 pounds of fudge for the Vassar College Senior Auction.  

In the late 19th century, some shops on Mackinac Island, Michigan, began to produce products similar to that of the Vassar College fudge and sold it to summer vacationers.  Fudge is still made in some of the original shops there today.

Two other fudge holidays on the calendar are National Nutty Fudge Day on May 12 and National Penuche Fudge Day on July 22.

HOW TO OBSERVE #PeanutButterFudgeDay

Peanut butter fudge adds great flavor to many desserts. Add it to ice cream, pies, and other candies. Of course, enjoying peanut butter fudge on its own is perfectly fine, too. Stop by your favorite candy shop or make your own. If you need a recipe, try these out. No matter how you decided to celebrate, be sure to invite someone to join you. No celebration is complete unless you have someone to join you!

Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge

source:  National Day Calendar.

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