National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day is an annual holiday dedicated to this uncomplicated dessert. The combination of chocolate and nuts is just perfect! In addition, do not forget about the abundance of options: several types of chocolate and even more varieties of nuts are sure to conquer the most fastidious fan of sweets. The holiday is celebrated on February 25.
We owe the emergence of chocolate to the indigenous tribes who lived in Latin America. It is believed that the Maya and Aztecs used chocolate as a food product. They crushed the cocoa beans and boiled them, resulting in a hot drink with a bright chocolate flavor. Chocolate was highly prized in ancient tribes, and was often seen at various ceremonial events.
The European conquerors who explored the lands of the New World brought chocolate to Europe. For a long time it was exclusively in liquid form. Our familiar bar of chocolate appeared in the 19th century, when the production of chocolate became mass-produced.
Nuts have long been in demand among people. Many of the existing varieties of this product have been known since antiquity, when people were engaged exclusively in gathering. Walnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds – the choice is huge!
The first mention of the creation of Chocolate Covered Peanuts dates back to the first half of the 20th century. In 1925, Goobers began selling chocolate-covered peanuts. Later came the now-famous M&M products. Chocolate-covered hazelnuts were produced under this brand name.
- Chocolate is a natural antioxidant. It contains vitamins A, B, E and K.
- Nuts contain a number of vitamins and other nutrients. Their sufficient consumption helps maintain good eyesight, as well as the health of the heart and blood vessels.
- Chocolate Covered Peanuts – this simple and healthy sweet can be stored for 6 to 9 months. Over time, a white coating appears, but the quality and taste of the nuts in the chocolate is not affected. It is caused by the release of cocoa butter.
How to celebrate
At National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day, buy your favorite treat and enjoy it. Help your family and friends. If you like cooking, you can make chocolate-covered nuts yourself. All the recipes can be found on the Internet.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users which chocolate-covered nuts they like best.
When is National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day celebrated in 2024?
National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day is observed on February 25 each year.