Easy Ways to Celebrate National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day on April 2

By Christen Reiner, Macaroni KID Lakewood-Littleton & Macaroni KID Denver Editor and Publisher March 22, 2024

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is on April 2, and we are betting that you can easily celebrate without even leaving your house!


  • Peanut butter debuted at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1883 
  • Julia Davis Chandler created the first peanut butter and jelly recipe in 1901, featuring currant jelly 
  • Children in America will eat an average of 1500 PBJ sandwiches by the time they turn 18
  • 94% of Americans have at least one jar of peanut butter in their home
  • The average adult will eat 3000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches during their life
  • 29% of people prefer crunchy peanut butter over creamy
  • During World War II, the US Army's food ration list included peanut butter, jelly, and bread, which soldiers combined into the classic we know today
  • Peanut butter and jelly was President George W. Bush's favorite sandwich
  • Astronauts eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in space


Keep your PBJ from getting soggy by spreading peanut butter on both sides of the bread!

  • What did the peanut butter say to the jelly?
    • I'm nuts about you!
  • Why did the lady spread peanut butter on the road?
    • To go with the traffic jam.
  • Why couldn't the boy finish making his peanut butter and jelly sandwich?
    • The jelly was jammed in the jar.
  • What did the cooking teacher tell her students when they were making peanut butter and jelly?
    • Spread out.
  • What fish makes the best sandwiches?
    • A Peanut Butter and Jellyfish.


Celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day with a twist! 

What you need (for each serving):
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh strawberries or raspberries
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
  • ice
What you do:
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth, and enjoy!

No matter how you choose to celebrate, we hope that you have some peanut butter and jelly fun! ๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ“