Buckeye candy

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Buckeyes Peanut Butter Balls(cropped).jpg
Place of originUnited States
Region or stateOhio
Main ingredientsPeanut butter, chocolate
Food energy
(per serving)
100 kcal (419 kJ)
Dried buckeye nuts

Buckeyes is a confection made from a peanut butter fudge partially dipped in chocolate to leave a circle of peanut butter visible. Buckeyes are similar to peanut butter balls (or peanut-butter-filled chocolate balls), which are completely covered in chocolate. This dessert is classified as a candy.

Named for their resemblance to the nut of the Ohio buckeye tree, the state tree of Ohio, this candy is particularly popular in Ohio and neighboring states.

It is common for Ohioans to make buckeyes at home, but they are also available in mail-order catalogs and candy shops.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ Mariani, John F. (1999), The Encyclopedia of American Food & Drink, New York: Lebhar-Friedman Books, p. 45, ISBN 978-0-86730-784-9, OCLC 41319951
  2. ^ Martin, Chuck (December 14, 2005), "Nuts & bolts about buckeyes", The Cincinnati Enquirer[dead link]
  3. ^ Campanelli, John (November 22, 2010), "PDQ's guide to the buckeye, just in time for the OSU-Michigan game", The Plain Dealer

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