Easter’s Even Sweeter When You Shop Local
The sweet smell of chocolate is enough to bring back memories of egg hunts in the backyard and bountiful baskets on Easter morning. Giant chocolate bunnies, creamy peanut butter eggs and rainbow jelly beans are simply traditions, no matter how old you are. You’d think we’d grow up and learn to just settle for the ham, but that childhood sweet tooth never really goes away.
If you haven’t stocked up on sweets yet, you better hop to it. NEPA’s candy stores are full of locally made chocolates, handcrafted confections and other Easter goodies to help fill those baskets.
NEPA Candy Shops:
Ballyhoo Ice Cream and Candy
West Pittston, PA
Enjoy the sweet taste of nostalgia at this old-fashioned candy counter. Ballyhoo offers five-and-dime favorites and modern-day novelty sweets for every-bunny in the family.
Old Forge, PA
Springtime is sweet at this Old Forge chocolate shop. They make all sorts of creative candies and decadent chocolates for your Easter morning haul.
Callie’s Candy Kitchen
Since 1952, this Pocono candy shop has been a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Their shop looks like Candyland come to life with chocolate eggs, bunnies, truffles, fudge and more.
Candy and Gift Cottage of Milford
This charming candy shop at the Apple Valley Village is stocked with fine chocolates, creamy fudge, classic candies and more. Order a basket full of your favorite goodies.
Chocolates By Leopold
Treat yourself this Easter with irresistible candies from Chocolates by Leopold. This gourmet chocolatier makes bunnies, eggs and more that will delight kids and adults alike.
Dunmore Candy Kitchen
Dunmore & Scranton, PA
Dunmore Candy Kitchen started making fine homemade chocolates in 1904, and they’ve been a community staple ever since. It just wouldn’t feel like Easter without their rich fudge, festive chocolates and classic half-pound eggs.
Online Orders Only
Fuller’s Candies of Wilkes-Barre has been in the chocolate business since 1932. This family-owned company offers an online selection of holiday chocolates, gorgeous eggs and adorable gift boxes.
Gertrude Hawk Chocolates
Locations Throughout NEPA
This well-recognized company got its start in Scranton and continues to make delicious chocolates at their factory in Dunmore. Chocolate eggs, bunnies, jelly beans and more are available at their retail shops and online.
Jon L. Stopay Candies
Plains & Taylor, PA
Jon L. Stopay Candies specializes in chocolates like their famous peanut butter chiffons (trust us, you’ll want to eat the whole box). They offer tons of chocolate eggs, from classic fillings like coconut and caramel to creative flavors like cookie dough and strawberry cream.
Michael Mootz Candies
Hanover Twp., PA
For over 40 years, NEPA children have woke up on Easter morning to baskets full of treats from Michael Mootz. This family-owned candy shop offers heavenly candy eggs and chocolates in all shapes and sizes.
For the foodie in the family, pick up some artisanal dark chocolate from Moka Origins, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory. Each bar supports their mission of sustainable farming, ethical trade and community development in West Africa.
Nibbles & Bits
Nibbles & Bits makes decadent truffles, chocolate-dipped treats and other handcrafted Easter candies that are almost too cute to eat… almost. Their gorgeous gift baskets make the Easter Bunny’s job even easier.
Edwardsville & Hazleton, PA
Four generations of candy makers have kept Easter traditions alive at Victoria’s Candies. Fill the family’s baskets with chocolates of all shapes and sizes, including Victoria’s famous butter creams.