1. Candy Addict, Tempe
Everytime I walk by this place with my niece, she makes every excuse to walk inside. I’m not surprised; Candy Addict carries more than 1,500 different candies in their Mill Avenue store. You can find them at 414 South Mill Avenue in Tempe.
2. Cerreta Candy Company, Glendale
Other than having a shop full of candies you can buy, the coolest thing about this place is you can tour the candy-making factory section of the building. It's a fun activity to do with the kids and you can even sample some of the candies. To take advantage of this, visit Cerreta Candy Company at 5345 West Glendale Avenue in Glendale.
3. Chocoláte Spirited Artisan Chocolate, Bisbee
Looking for some tasty handcrafted chocolates in southeastern Arizona? You should check out Chocoláte, which is located at 134 Tombstone Canyon Road in Bisbee. The shop has limited hours on weekends but the truffles and other chocolates are worth the wait.
4. Country Charm & Grandma’s Front Porch Fudge, Payson
Need some old-fashioned fudge for your sweet tooth? Get some here plus find a myriad of other sweet supplies and some interesting gift items. The shop is located at 626 North Beeline Highway in Payson.
5. The Peanut Patch, Yuma
This seasonal shop started as a small peanut farm and has grown into a Yuma attraction with farm tours and a delicious candy store. Get several pounds of peanuts and delectable nut brittle at their store on 4322 East County 13th Street in Yuma. (Tip: They also carry a nice selection of sugar-free treats as well!)
6. Pine Creek Fudge and Ice Cream, Pine
If you happen to be driving up Highway 87 through the tiny town of Pine, be sure to check out this little shop. The kids (or grandkids) will appreciate the ice cream and you can grab an espresso and some homemade fudge to fuel the rest of your trip. Visit the shop at 3617 North Highway 87 in Pine.
7. Pralines of Prescott Homemade Candy Shoppe, Prescott
This shop prides themselves in making candies that are preservative-free. Find a delicious assortment of fudge, truffles, brittle, and other sweet treats at 130 West Gurley Street in Prescott.
8. Rickeldoris Candy & Popcorn Company, Jerome
In between ghost and mining tours, check out this candy shop in the famous Jerome. Here, you will find enough old-fashioned candy and sweet treats to satisfy any sugar craving. The candy shop is located at 405 Hull Avenue in Jerome.
9. Sedona Fudge Company, Sedona
Round out your eye candy visit to the Red Rocks with a trip for a box of fresh fudge. The store is located at 257 North Highway 89a in Sedona.
10. Smitholator Cookie Shop, Mesa
Okay, this clearly is not candy but we just couldn't leave cookies off this list of other sweet treat shops! Now that the light rail is running in downtown Mesa, you should take a ride to the Smitholater Cookie Shop for a plate of cookies and flavored milk. Located at 124 West Main Street in Mesa, it's a five minute walk from both the Country Club and Center Street light rail stops.
11. Steampunk Chocolates, Williams
If you’re looking for candy sold in a store a little out of the box, check out Steampunk Chocolates. Inspired by sci-fi Victorian fantasy, you can get an eclectic variety of sweets and gifts at their store on 305 East Route 66 in Williams.
12. Sweete Shoppe & Nut House, Flagstaff
The next time you need a gift basket of sweets or a collection of homemade and classic candies, visit their shop on 15 East Aspen Avenue in Flagstaff.
13. Sweeties Candy of Arizona, Chandler
Looking for the Costco of candy shops? Check out Sweeties, located on 1050 West Chandler Boulevard in Chandler. With so many favorites to choose from, you'll have a hard time bringing home just one treat.
14. Treat Center on Courthouse Square, Prescott
Ice cream, popcorn, and candy are great reasons to stop by this shop, located at 156 South Montezuma in Prescott.
15. Untamed Confections, Tubac
Specializing in handcrafted honey caramels, Untamed Confections also strives to incorporate Sonoran flavors and organic ingredients into their candies. Check them out at 2221 East Frontage Road in Tubac.