National Chocolate Caramel Day
National Chocolate Caramel Day is observed next on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 (17 days from today).
National Chocolate Caramel Day is a holiday celebrated on March 19 every year. There are millions of fans present for the taste of chocolate as it is one of the once loved flavors around the world. Nothing can replace the flavors of chocolate and buttery caramel because they are one of the most favorite combinations through many centuries. There are countless irresistible dishes made using Chocolate and Caramel flavors. One can find Chocolate Caramel from candies to cakes, coffee, ice cream to desserts and more. Therefore, the great combination of chocolate and caramel was celebrated with a special mark as Chocolate Caramel Day. It reminds you spend time on enjoying the great combination.
History of National Chocolate Caramel Day
There is no evidence about the origins of caramel, however, what historians do know is that it lies somewhere between 1650 and 1880. Originating in the Americas, intrepid settlers made hard candies in the kettle sometimes they come.
When some bright people add fat and milk to boiling water and sugar, that is the process of producing candy that will eventually end up to get caramel. Thus, caramel was born. It should also be noted that, during this period, refined sugar was both rare and expensive, so candies were often made with beet juice, which was easier to find.
Chocolate has a long history and was widely used throughout pre-Colombian America since the ancient Central Americans established a thriving culture and cultivated various crops. Through contact with European explorers, chocolate found its way to Europe and eventually to the rest of the world. The first European settlers started making candies in their homes in the last decades of the 17th century. The earlier forms of these candies were made simply with water and sugar derived from the juice of the tubers. Then, fat and milk were added to create the creamy and rich texture of caramel. So the invention of chocolate caramel seems like an event just waiting for two civilizations on either side of the Atlantic to come together.
It was only a matter of time before some genius mind came up with the idea of combining the two. That lucky man was Milton Hershey. At present, the name 'Hershey's' is familiar with high-quality chocolate products, but few people know people who is behind the company that created this famous chocolate caramel throughout the United States.
Since the 1800s, almost America manufacturers of candy were continuously producing traditional hard candies, however, Milton Hershey's Lancaster Caramel Company was one of the leading companies in making chocolate mixed caramels. But it wasn't until 1893, when these chocolate-covered caramels really became popular. Hershey was so influenced by the machines used by the Germans to make chocolate bars that he adopted the same technology and began mass-producing caramel-coated chocolates.
Why we love National Chocolate Caramel Day
- It's a versatile and lovely flavor
You can make a variety of desserts with chocolate caramel. It is known to enhance the flavor of even the blandest foods. From pancakes and macaroons to coffee and cookies, chocolate and caramel go well with all kinds of hot and cold desserts. You can also use it as a topping on your drinks or mix it inside your cookies or cake batter.
- Bakers and chocolate lover try to make experiment with caramel sauce
Making a dessert by your self can be an interesting way to celebrate. Caramel can be putted on a baking tray and baked until firm. It can then be used to decorate cakes and macaroons. It lays very easily and can be molded into artistic shapes. Working in a cool environment yields the best results.
- You can make other alternatives to sweeteners
There are many ways to make chocolate caramel at your home. You can make your own chocolate and caramel sauce with a variety of sweeteners. Instead of using refined sugar, you can mix it with honey, condensed milk, brown sugar, cane juice. These products contain fewer calories and add a unique flavor to the finished product.
How to Celebrate National Chocolate Caramel Day
In honor of this most delicious day, chocolate and caramel need to be celebrated. It was simply a sacrifice that everyone had to make!
Don't worry! National Chocolate Caramel Day is all about enjoyment, so there's no pressure on anyone. Those who love to cook or bake can have a good time exploring various creative recipes. What about those who want to buy their stuff from the shops? Well, certainly no one has to complain about that!
Below are some ideal choices for celebrating National Chocolate Caramel Day:
- Enjoy chocolate caramel
The most obvious mission of the day, of course, is to celebrate Chocolate Caramel Day by absorbing chocolate and caramel into any and every opportunity present! And it won't be hard to find a great product collection. There's chocolate caramel ice cream cake for breakfast, delicious caramel chocolate macaroons as a lunch snack, and a delicious and tempting chocolate caramel ice cream bar for dessert. Isn't that the perfect day?
- Learn how to make chocolate caramel recipes
For the more adventurous, trying out a new Chocolate Caramel recipe can be a lot of fun. And enjoyment can range from novices to professional realists in the kitchen. Modern amenities and canned mixes mean that almost anyone can create a delightful dish without the fuss.
Consider trying these easy-to-make but equally fun National Chocolate Caramel Day treats:
- Chocolate Caramel Brownies. Starting with a simple marzipan mix makes it super easy. Prepare the macaroons mixture according to the instructions on the box and place the dough in the pan. Add the thick caramel sauce (common in grocery store ice cream) by drizzling a generous amount on top in parallel lines. Draw a knife perpendicular to the lines to create a swirl effect. Bake as directed.
- Chocolate Caramel Pretzels. Place pretzels flat on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Place small caramel pieces (Kraft half squares) over each cookie, then bake for 3-5 minutes until melted. Let cool completely then dip in melted chocolate, then dip in any sprinkles of your choice. A fun and easy treat that almost anyone can do!
- Add caramel and chocolate to almost anything. Chocolate pancakes with caramel sauce, chocolate ice cream with caramel topping, even a cup of coffee can taste great with a hint of chocolate and caramel mixed in (a bartender can would be happy to do this on request!).
- Share chocolate caramel. Another great way to celebrate this exciting day is by sharing your favorite chocolate caramel with colleagues, classmates, friends and family. Bring them a special chocolate caramel treat, or be proactive and encourage them to put their favorites up for a great share!
And for those who come across a suspicious person who doesn't seem to like Chocolate Caramel? Well, you just have to keep and enjoy more than that!
ObservedNational Chocolate Caramel Day has been observed annually on March 19th.
Saturday, March 19th, 2022
Sunday, March 19th, 2023
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
Wednesday, March 19th, 2025
Thursday, March 19th, 2026