National Peanut Brittle Day - January 26
Fri, Jan 26, 2024

National Peanut Brittle Day

Absolutely everyone loves sweets, but many do not think about the secrets of their origin. The National Peanut Brittle Day was specially invented. It allows you to learn a lot of new things, try to cook your favorite dish and enjoy its unique taste.


The store shelves offer a huge assortment of sweets, which include peanuts. They taste very different. It is not known exactly how people came up with the idea to start the production of peanut candies. According to one version, it happened quite by accident. Using his usual recipe, the New England chef accidentally added baking soda to the mixture while making the toffee. He did not stop, and as a result he received brittle peanuts.

According to another opinion, this dish was considered national among the Celts. For the first time, sweetness appeared in Europe. They created it by mixing sugar and peanut butter. Sweets quickly gained popularity and thanks to Irish travelers came to America.

Interesting facts

  1. Many people have an allergy to peanuts, which prevents them from eating products containing them. There are other recipes for sweets, where there are no nuts in the composition.
  2. For quite a long time in Europe, peanuts were called “Chinese nuts”. On the other mainland, they came straight from Asia.
  3. Raw peanuts are not recommended. It can cause serious health problems and upset the digestive tract.
  4. The word “peanut” is of Greek origin. In translation, it means “spider”. This name was not chosen by chance. It is associated with a pattern on the shell that looks like a web.

How to celebrate

Have a cooking day today and invite all your friends home. You will not only have fun and usefully spend time, but you will also be able to enjoy the wonderful taste of the cooked dish. Don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t work the first time. The recipes are quite difficult, you may need the help of a more experienced chef. If successful, do not forget to share the prepared dish with family and friends.

When is National Peanut Brittle Day celebrated in 2024?

National Peanut Brittle Day is observed on January 26 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday January 26 2024
Sunday January 26 2025
Monday January 26 2026
Tuesday January 26 2027