Best Buckeyes in Ohio (2019)


Named after their resemblance to the nut from the buckeye tree – the state tree of Ohio – Ohio’s favorite candy combines creamy peanut butter and chocolate into a bite-sized sweet treat. Come the holiday season, buckeyes are rolled and dipped in household kitchens across the state, but candy shops and bakeries continue to make buckeyes the old fashioned way as well, offering a sweet tooth fix throughout the year.

  • Marsha's Homemade Buckeyes

    Marsha's Homemade Buckeyes

    Buckeyes are the only candy that Marsha's Homemade Buckeyes makes, so you know they’ve got to be good. Candies are made using an old family recipe from Marsha Smith’s mother-in-law.
    Photo courtesy of Marsha's Homemade Buckeyes

  • Winans Chocolates and Coffees

    Winans Chocolates and Coffees
    Multiple Locations

    Winans Chocolates and Coffees still makes their buckeyes the old fashioned way, by hand rolling and dipping each one. The candies are so popular that Winans dips an estimated half a million buckeyes each year.
    Photo courtesy of Winans Chocolates and Coffees

  • Nothing But Chocolate

    Nothing But Chocolate

    At Nothing But Chocolate in Cambridge, each buckeye candy is rolled by hand and dipped fresh for customers browsing the shop. The shop also works with area schools to provide job training for Multiple Disability Classes, where students learn to scoop and roll Buckeye balls for themselves.
    Photo courtesy of Nothing But Chocolate

  • Haute Chocolate

    Haute Chocolate

    The award-winning Peanut Butter Buckeyes from Cincinnati’s Haute Chocolate are handcrafted daily using peanut butter and semi-sweet chocolate chips dipped in white, milk or dark chocolate. Each is the size of a golf ball.
    Photo courtesy of Haute Chocolate

  • Eagle Family Candy

    Eagle Family Candy

    Each batch of buckeyes from Eagle Family Candy in Columbus is made the old school way – individually rolled and dipped by hand. They’re available dipped in milk or dark chocolate.
    Photo courtesy of Eagle Family Candy

  • Anthony-Thomas Chocolates

    Anthony-Thomas Chocolates

    The official buckeye candy of OSU, Anthony-Thomas Chocolates in Columbus uses all real peanut butter and milk chocolate in their confections. They come in packages of six to 60.
    Photo courtesy of Anthony-Thomas Chocolates

  • Marie's Candies

    Marie's Candies
    West Liberty

    The buckeyes from Marie's Candies in West Liberty are made to look like real buckeye nuts, even though these are made from creamy peanut butter and milk chocolate. They’re a bestseller.
    Photo courtesy of Marie's Candies

  • Whit's Frozen Custard

    Whit's Frozen Custard
    Multiple Locations

    Buckeye often features as the weekly flavor at Whit’s Frozen Custard shops across Ohio. This sweet treat is made with peanut butter custard, gooey peanut butter swirls and chopped Reese’s.
    Photo courtesy of Whit's Frozen Custard

  • Chocolate Cafe

    Chocolate Cafe

    You can get breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Chocolate Cafe in Columbus, but sweet treats are the star of the show. The cafe cooks up some tasty twists on the traditional buckeye candy, including Buckeye S’mores with creamy peanut butter and Buckeye Pretzels.
    Photo courtesy of Chocolate Cafe

  • The Original Goodie Shop

    The Original Goodie Shop
    Upper Arlington

    This family owned bakery in Upper Arlington has been making sweet treats from scratch for more than 60 years. The chocolate buckeyes are an Ohio favorite.
    Photo courtesy of The Original Goodie Shop

The top 10 winners in the category Best Buckeyes in Ohio are as follows:

  1. Marsha's Homemade Buckeyes - Perrysburg
  2. Winans Chocolates and Coffees - Multiple Locations
  3. Nothing But Chocolate - Cambridge
  4. Haute Chocolate - Cincinnati
  5. Eagle Family Candy - Columbus
  6. Anthony-Thomas Chocolates - Columbus
  7. Marie's Candies - West Liberty
  8. Whit's Frozen Custard - Multiple Locations
  9. Chocolate Cafe - Columbus
  10. The Original Goodie Shop - Upper Arlington

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning restaurants!

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