National Nutty Fudge Day - May 12
Fri, May 12, 2023

National Nutty Fudge Day

National Nutty Fudge Day is an American holiday dedicated to this beautiful dessert. Enjoy the taste of nutty fudge today or learn how to make your own! It’s a simple sweet dish that will amaze you with its great taste, especially if you like nuts. It is celebrated annually on May 12.


The story of National Nutty Fudge Day is devoid of details. There is still debate about the appearance of fudge. Most researchers lean toward the American story of the dessert’s origins. It refers us to Vassar College student E. B. Hartridge, who in a letter to her relative mentioned this self-made dessert.

Another story tells of a young man who, under the supervision of an experienced confectioner, made caramel, but he failed and it turned out too grainy. There was no time to correct the mistakes, and they decided to give customers such a “spoiled” dish. But they liked it very much. Thus fudge was born. Later they began to make it using crushed nuts and chocolate. This is how varieties of fudge appeared.

Interesting facts

  • In Indian culture, fudge is often presented on the altar to the gods as a treat.
  • There is a point of view that fudge originated in Arab countries several centuries ago. They attribute this statement to the fact that the Arabs long ago discovered the properties of sugar when heated and used this method to prepare various desserts.
  • The most important thing when making fondant is the right temperature. If it is too high, then the fondant will lose its distinctive properties and turn into an ordinary hard candy.

How to celebrate

Buy ready-made pecan fudge to enjoy its flavor, or try making this dessert yourself. You can easily find the recipe on the Internet. Try different variations of this dish.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they tried the pecan fudge. What impression did the dessert leave?

When is National Nutty Fudge Day celebrated in 2023?

National Nutty Fudge Day is observed on May 12 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday May 12 2023
Sunday May 12 2024
Monday May 12 2025

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