Not everyone is familiar with buckeyes, but if you're from the state of Ohio (or anywhere nearby), you think of two things: The Ohio State University and its sports teams (nicknamed the Buckeyes), and if it's the holiday season, the candy that resembles a buckeye nut (from the state tree, the buckeye).
Go crazy for this candy
The nut from the buckeye tree is small, round and shiny brown, with a bit of a tan color that is exposed. Leave it to folks to come up with a sweet, traditional treat that combines the great tastes of chocolate and peanut butter and resembles a buckeye nut!
This candy treat is delicious and is a holiday tradition, at least in some parts of the country. Perfect to serve at New Year's parties, you should give making the Buckeye candies a try, no matter where you live!
Gluten can be found in many different foods and products, from ketchup to soy sauce to candy and seasonings. While SheKnows.com tries to ensure these recipes are gluten-free, carefully read the ingredient labels of all food and food products you use for these recipes to ensure they are also gluten-free.
Buckeye candy recipe
Yields approximately 80
It's a special time of year! Indulge in some tasty treats, Ohio-style!
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