Buckeye candy facts for kids
|Place of origin||United States|
|Region or state||Ohio|
|Main ingredients||Peanut butter, chocolate|
|100 kcal (419 kJ)|
Buckeyes are 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.
It is common for Ohioans to make buckeyes at home, but they are also available in mail-order catalogs and candy shops.
The dessert is not known prior to the 1960s or 1970s, originally being prepared by home cooks in their kitchens. One recipe included butter, crunchy or creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, and chocolate chips. Peanut butter and butter are blended and powdered sugar is added gradually before it is rolled into small balls and dipped in melted chocolate.
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