National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day celebrates the immensely popular sandwich ingredient combination that is an American lunchtime staple. Peanut butter is believed to have gained popularity in the 1890’s as a spread used on bread and crackers. Soon after, recipes that pair peanut butter with jam or jelly on bread began to appear. Now it is a often a central player in fond memories of childhood lunches.
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is celebrated annually on April 2nd.