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Every May 12th
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Nutty Fudge Day is a fun holiday dedicated to the creation and celebration of fudge! Whether you prefer chocolate, vanilla, or a more exotic flavor, fudge is a beloved treat that many people enjoy!

During Nutty Fudge Day, people learn about the history of fudge, attempt to create their own fudge, and eat it with friends and family. On days whether you have nothing to do, this is your opportunity to try your hand at a tasty treat that you’ll be sure to not regret.  

History of Nutty Fudge Day

Fudge has seemed to have a fuzzy history in regards to who made is and why it is called fudge. The word fudge means to put together clumsily or dishonestly, and the term dates back to the late 1700s. The term may have originally derived from the word “fadge”, which means to make suitable or fit, a term used since the late 1500s.

However, fudge itself has only been known to have been around since the late 1800s. One of the earliest records of fudge dates back to a letter written in 1886 by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge. Other stories consist of the invention of fudge being an accident. The story goes there was a college lecture in Virginia attempting to teach students about creating toffee, but instead, it resulted in fudge.

Another story also revolves around the idea that fudge was an accident, happening when a baker attempted to make caramel but instead made fudge. The invention of fudge may have been an accident but the subsequent eating of it certainly isn’t!

By definition, fudge is a type of confectionery made by mixing sugar, butter, milk, and any flavor desired and then boiled together to create the concoction. In Europe, fudge is usually made just from sugar, cream, and butter while American-style fudge also contains chocolate. Early recipes of fudge were passed around and were similar to chocolate caramel fixtures.

This divine dessert can be made with any flavors and any additives, including nuts. Pecans and walnuts are considered the most popular nuts to put in fudge. Nutty Fudge Day dedicates the whole day towards eating nutty fudge and exploring all the tasty varieties in recipes.

How to Celebrate Nutty Fudge Day

Looking to celebrate Nutty Fudge Day? Try your hand at making your own fudge! There are various recipes online that provide easy-to-follow instructions on how it’s made. After making this amazing chocolate treat, just add your favorite kind of nut and enjoy!

Make a bunch for friends and family and host a fudge party! Share this holiday with your friends through social media and help them learn about the unique history of nutty fudge.