Native of Ohio, a buckeye is a large nutlike seed from a tree of the horse-chestnut family.
Candy melts are small disk-shaped pieces of colored candy coating. They are typically used for candy clusters, molded candy and dipping. Look for the candy melts in the cake decorating, candy or craft aisles of large discount or craft stores.
To keep melted candy coating thin enough for dipping, place the bowl of melted coating over a bowl of warm water.