NATIONAL PEANUT CLUSTER DAY
March 8th is National Peanut Cluster Day! Melted chocolate mixed with peanuts makes a perfect combination for sweet and salty deliciousness!
Two things had to happen for peanut clusters to even exist. First, a method had to be invented for the cocoa bean to be processed and transformed into what we know as chocolate. That process wasn’t widely used until about the late 1890s and just about the same time the second extraordinary thing happened; agriculture found a way to grow the peanut and bring it to the public with steel tools and steam power.
It didn’t take long for confectioneries to add the now readily available peanuts to melted chocolate. The sheer simplicity of the salty peanuts added to sweetened chocolate is a mouthwatering temptation few can resist, even today. Candy makers find them to be a popular addition to cookie tins or other holiday baskets. Their simplicity allows bakers to easily round out any cookie or bar tray. They also quickly satisfy a snack craving without much effort at all.
HOW TO OBSERVE #PeanutClusterDay
- Snack on some peanut clusters.
- Make your own at home.
- Share some with friends and family.
- Remember to share! Use #PeanutClusterDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL PEANUT CLUSTER DAY HISTORY
We continue to research the origins of this nutty food holiday but have come up empty-handed. Well, we’ve found a handful of peanut clusters, but that’s another story.
Peanut Cluster FAQ
Q. Can peanut clusters be made with white chocolate?
A. Yes. Peanut clusters can be made with milk, dark or white chocolate.
Q. How long do peanut clusters keep?
A. Store peanut clusters in an airtight container and they will keep for several months.
Q. Can peanut clusters be frozen?
A. Yes. Seal in an air-tight, freezer-safe container before freezing.