National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day
April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, but for the kids, most every day is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. At least if they have their way!
Peanut butter first appeared on the scene at the 1882 Chicago World’s Fair. Honestly, I’m not quite sure how it was eaten then as pre-sliced bread didn’t appear on the scene until 1928. That invention, and the fact it was an economical food during the Great Depression, caused the peanut butter and jelly sandwich to soar in popularity.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were also quite popular with the soldiers during World War as it was one of their primary rations.
Of course it isn’t National Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Day. So feel free to try some variations such as peanut butter and jelly waffles, or french toast with peanut butter and jelly. You can also try it on your pancakes.
We have a delicious peanut butter cookie recipe, but to include jelly you’ll have to just put a dollop of your favorite jam or jelly on top! There is also National Peanut Butter Lovers Day without the jelly! I guess someone really wants us to eat more peanut butter.