Baby Ruth was invented by the Curtiss Candy Company under the candy’s original name Kandy Kake. In 1920, the candy was rebranded to Baby Ruth in 1920. There is a lot of speculation behind the name of the Baby Ruth bar. The Curtis Candy Company claims that it was named after President Grover Cleveland’s daughter “Baby” Ruth Cleveland. But some believe that the claim was a clever way to avoid paying royalties to Babe Ruth himself. The bar itself is made out of peanuts, caramel, and chocolate flavored nougat, all covered in chocolate.