Buckeye candy

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Buckeye candy
Buckeyes Peanut Butter Balls(cropped).jpg
Buckeye candy
Type Confectionery
Place of origin United States
Region or state Ohio
Main ingredients Peanut butter, chocolate
Food energy
(per serving)
100 kcal (419 kJ)
Cookbook: Buckeye candy  Media: Buckeye candy
Dried buckeye nuts

Buckeye candy (also referred to simply as 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.

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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