Originally published 6/22/17. Updated 8/20/19.
Peanut butter and chocolate go together almost as well as our favorite colors, scarlet and grey.
Buckeye candies are a favorite treat for nearly every Ohio heart. Dipping peanut butter balls in melted chocolate is a popular holiday tradition in Ohio. Making hundreds of buckeye candies with my grandma will always be a delicious and delightful memory from my childhood.
Trays and trays would fill the countertops and tables before we slid them in the freezer until morning. But what’s a girl to do when it’s not the holiday season and grandma isn’t around? Here are 10 places where you can definitely get your peanut butter and chocolate fix.
The buckeye candies from Anthony Thomas are so quintessentially Ohio. The best part is, you can even take a factory tour and find out exactly how they make all of the goodies at Anthony Thomas.
Address: 4636 West Broad St. Columbus, Ohio 43228
Address: 4590 N High St. Columbus, OH 43214
On the hunt for the perfect chocolate to peanut butter ratio? I’m sure that means something different to everyone, but personally, I think Marie’s Candies gets it right. These little treats are incredibly rich and full of flavor, so don’t overdo it.
Address: 311 Zanesfield Rd. West Liberty, Ohio 43357
When they name their whole company after a candy, you know they do it well. The Buckeye Chocolate Company makes a lot more than just buckeyes, but we all know why we’re here. We came for these little morsels and they don’t disappoint.
Address: Multiple locations.
The best addition to any party, buckeyes from Sweet Tooth Cottage pair perfectly with many of their other treats. I can see the themed party taking shape now, and I just want to say, I’d love an invitation.
Address: 10221 Sawmill Parkway Powell, OH 43065
We’re going outside the box now people. It’s time for all-buckeye everything, and that includes ice cream. Grater’s makes a mean Buckeye Chocolate Chip ice cream. Chelsea once called it, “the best ice cream ever created in the universe”. She’s dramatic, but it is pretty darn good.
Address: 1534 W. Lane Avenue, 43221
I know that you’re thinking that we just covered buckeye ice cream. But can you ever have too much? Really? I think not. Besides, this is technically custard, not ice cream. The Buckeye Madness from Whit’s is a vanilla custard with Reese’s Cups, chocolate syrup, and peanut butter.
Address: 3339 North High St. Columbus, Ohio 43202
You can’t have a list about buckeye-themed treats and not include the iconic buckeye donut from Buckeye Donuts. That would be heresy. There aren’t really words to describe how perfect eating one of these bad boys on the way to The Shoe for a home game is, so I highly recommend you make that experience happen for yourself.
Address: 1998 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
At The Original Pancake House, you can get a few different buckeye options. The buckeye pancakes are light and fluffy, and the buckeye crepes are sweet and delicious. You really can’t go wrong with anything at the Original Pancake House, but especially not when you’re choosing the buckeye items.
Address: 1633 W. Lane Ave. Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Bon appetit, Columbus. I hope you’re ready to satisfy that sweet tooth.
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