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How To Make Your Buckeye Treats Snap
Buckeye candies are gummy balls of peanut butter dipped into milk or dark chocolate, resembling the nuts that fall from Ohio's buckeye tree. While the treats may sound easy to make, there are measures that you should take to ensure that the outer coating is perfectly crispy, crunchy, and irresistible.
Buckeyes can be a little messy if the peanut butter balls aren’t chilled for long enough before being doused in chocolate. Ideally, the peanut butter globes should be left in the fridge for at least two hours before being dipped into chocolate — but you can freeze them for 15 to 20 minutes if you're pressed for time.
After your buckeyes have been coated, placing the chocolate-peanut butter goodies back into the fridge for 10 to 30 minutes will help crisp up those chocolate layers. It can be hard to hold off snacking when these treats are staring up at you, but the wait is worth it for those beautiful buckeyes with heavenly snappy shells.