There are tons of shops around Pittsburgh that sell chocolate, but how many are making their chocolates locally? More than you might think! Here are 8 of our favorite places to get chocolates made in and around Pittsburgh. We might not have the willpower to save any for trick-or-treaters next week…#sorrynotsorry
There’s something so nostalgic about the Sarris foiled chocolate Halloween balls…tell us you think so, too! We are also super into the Halloween BashCake – a tabletop chocolate pinata filled with chocolate covered pretzels.
Betsy Ann Chocolates
Does peanut brittle count as candy? Because we think it does. We also think a bite of Betsy Ann’s peanut brittle with a bite of their Halloween chocolate lollipops sounds like the best combination ever.
Looking for something a little more refined? A519 is making pumpkin brown butter bonbons, s’mores truffles, hot toddy truffles (with cinnamon spiced cider, honey, lemon zest, whiskey, and milk chocolate), and more.
Sinful Sweets has plenty of fall flavors for your candy jar. We’re stocking up on maple creams and honey truffles. And we can’t forget their whiskey, bourbon, and Crown Royal maple bacon truffles!
The Milkshake Factory
We all love The Milkshake Factory’s pumpkin pie milkshake, but did you see how cute those Halloween chocolate covered Oreos are? And they’re handmade with sustainably sourced cacao, so you’re basically saving the Earth when you buy them.
Yetter’s Candies on Grant Avenue in Millvale has been making chocolates since 1950, so you know you can trust them this Halloween. Their chocolate covered cherries and nut clusters are their best sellers, but we think we should try one of everything to be sure.
You can also trust Pollak’s Candies this Halloween, since they’ve been making chocolates since 1948. And they’re still using their great grandpa’s recipe. And they’re making some really cute Frankenstein rice krispie treats, plus mummies and ghosts, that will be the hit of any Halloween party.
The Speckled Hen
The Speckled Hen is one of Pittsburgh’s newest chocolate companies, but they’re making quite the impression. They’re making everything from the typical (think peppermint patties and homemade orange creams) to the crazy (like a 100% edible baby rattle and chocolate covered Swedish fish). Halloween candy: covered (pun intended!)
Did we miss any locally made chocolates? Tell us in the comments so we can give them a try!This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.