Whether you’re the proud owner of a sweet tooth or a whole mouth full of sweet molars clamoring for all the sugary, gummy, or chocolate-smothered deliciousness you can get your hands on, everyone has a craving for sweets now and then. Fortunately, straight out of your wildest Candyland dreams, Idaho’s best
chocolate shops are ready to send you straight to chocolate heaven… or into a delicious sugar coma. From potato fudge and handcrafted chocolate barks to boozed up bonbons, these old-fashioned chocolatiers around the Gem State know how to make a body swoon. Check it out!
1. Bluebird Confections, Caldwell
Bluebird Confections, 2016 Blaine St, Caldwell, ID 83605, USA
Indulgence takes on a whole new meaning at this petite chocolate shop in Caldwell. Among its many other treats,
specializes in boozed-up chocolate creations and small-batch, handmade caramels. Tempt your tastebuds with some adult-inspired flavor combos, like dark chocolate cinnamon whiskey, huckleberry vodka, or beer and pretzel - each dipped in luscious chocolate for a grownup take on "kid in a candy store" delights.
2. Candy Jar, Blackfoot
Candy Jar, 105 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221, USA
Believe it or not, Blackfoot has more than just potatoes up its sleeve!
The Candy Jar
is a truly special haven for chocolate and sweets connoisseurs alike. This darling candy shop, located in a historic 1890s building in downtown Blackfoot, was renovated from top to bottom into a warm and nostalgic space and tantalizes guests with daily made-from-scratch fudge in every flavor imaginable. From traditional double chocolate, vanilla walnut, and mint-chocolate swirl, to Butterfinger, cookies and cream, rocky road, and many more.
Classic chocolate fans will also find oodles of Idaho-made chocolates to choose from, featuring many of the other chocolate shops on our list. Or, for some extra sugary goodness to go with your chocolate treats, scoop up a bag or two to-go from the saltwater taffy wall! Whatever you choose, you can enjoy your treats in the darling café space and miniature art gallery, which features pieces from local artists.
3. The Chocolat Bar, Boise
The Chocolat Bar - Downtown Boise, 805 W Bannock St, Boise, ID 83702, USA
Chocoholics, rejoice! Every type of truffle, toffee, and delicacy imaginable is handmade at the
, often inspired by seasonal holidays and paired with a local cider, wine, or beer for a flavor symphony that you won't find anywhere else. Try the Margarita Drops, luscious white chocolate Champagne Truffles, or a rich Irish Cream Truffle, just to start! Or, go full-Idaho with a mind-blowing Huckleberry Truffle, enveloped in a rich chocolate ganache. Whatever you choose, this elegant Boise chocolate shop also makes for a phenomenal date night idea. *hint hint*
4. The Chocolate Foundry, Sun Valley
Sun Valley Chocolate Foundry, Boardwalk Mall, Sun Valley, ID 83353, USA
Tucked away in the Village, the Chocolate Foundry offers a plethora of by-the-pound candies for a delicious dessert to enjoy after a long day on the mountain, as well as a wide range of chocolate selections, ranging from the high-end and internationally-inspired, to the classics. Since Sun Valley itself is nothing if not inspired by the most luxurious European ski chalets, you're guaranteed to find a bevy of Belgian and Swiss indulgences to swoon over.
5. Frederickson's Fine Candies, Twin Falls
Frederickson's Candy, 309 Hansen St E, Twin Falls, ID 83301, USA
This sweet, family-owned chocolate shop in Twin Falls has been whipping up small-batch candies since 1936! Every item at
is handmade daily from start to finish, from rolling out the smooth, creamy fillings to hand-dipping caramels and toffees, there are no shortcuts here. The quality and love shines through in every bite!
6. Goody's Soda Fountain, Boise
Goody's Soda Fountain, 1502 N 13th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA
Goody's Soda Fountain, 1502 N 13th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA
As if a scenic location in Boise's historic Hyde Park area wasn't enough, this cute cottage-style candy shop offers more than just delicious candies. From gourmet (a.k.a mind-blowing) dipped Oreos and fresh chocolate-covered gummi bears, to seasonal treats (pictured: s'more chocolate bars), you'll fall in love with the sweet confections at
. The tempting chocolates here are all whipped up by hand, skipping the preservatives in favor of real ingredients, and always featuring fun and creative flavor combinations. Try the Kahlua and Cream Truffle, Butter Almond Toffee, or the White Chocolate Marionberry on for size! Next, check out the original old-fashioned soda fountain here. This is a blast from the past and a true Boise gem!
7. Hermine's Old World Confections, Coeur d'aAlene
Hermine's Old World Confection, 2415 N Government Way #4, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814, USA
Chocolate deliciousness comes in MANY different forms, and Hermine's is a cozy chocolate shop in Northern Idaho that takes a delightful, European-inspired approach to rich marzipan treats, chocolate pastries, and luxurious, velvety chocolate snack cakes. You'll also fall for the unique potato truffles here - similar to Idaho's infamous ice cream potato, but without the fear of melting (well...depending on how quickly you eat it!).
8. Idaho Candy Company, Boise
Idaho Candy Company, 412 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA
As far as Idaho chocolate shops go, Idaho Candy Co. is a true Gem State original. This iconic and aptly-named chocolatier is the home of the world-famous Idaho Spud Bar, but Idaho Candy Company has been crafting other unique-style chocolate confections (and more) since 1901. After over 100 years in business, you can bet they're doing a thing or two right! In their original, historic downtown setting in Boise you'll find all your favorite classic Idaho candies, including Huckleberry Gems and Old Faithful bars. A visit here is an absolute must on any Idaho history tour.
9. Moscow Candy, Moscow
Moscow Candy, 428 W 3rd St #3, Moscow, ID 83843, USA
If you haven't tasted the "cowgirl kick" magic of these handmade chocolates by artist and chocolate-lover Marilyn Lysohir, you're in for a treat when you stop by this quaint Idaho chocolate shop! The treats at
are award-winning and spicy in all the right ways, with an assortment of bite-sized goodies, chocolate sauces, and even mixes that will make your mouth explode.
10. Nezzy's Brazilian Sweets, Boise
To be honest, the bite-sized truffles from Nezzy's are almost too pretty to eat. But you definitely won't regret indulging!
Nezzy's Brazilian Sweets
is THE place to go for decadent, artisan Brigadeiro - a unique, flavorful type of truffle and traditional Brazilian confection that Nezzy's makes by hand with real Belgian chocolate. In addition to ogling some fabulous Ruby chocolate bars, unique barks, and divine treats, you can create your own tantalizing mix of flavors - like pistachio, orange, coconut, and coffee to name a few, each utilizing the chocolate of your choice and gussied up in the most gorgeous array of decorations! Please note that Nezzy's has no public storefront at this time, but appointments are available.
11. Sweet Hope, Nampa
This unique Treasure Valley chocolatier is not only beloved for its handcrafted confections but renowned for its award-winning Spud Fudge - delicious chocolates made with actual Idaho potatoes. How awesome is that?
also donates to charity for every pound of fudge sold.
Editor's Note: At this time, Sweet Hope only makes appearances at local markets and bazaars, so be sure to get in touch if you need your potato-chocolate fix sooner
12. Truffles, Etc., Meridian
Truffles, Etc., 126 E Idaho Ave, Meridian, ID 83642, USA
Carrot Cake, Huckleberry, Mango Habanero, Raspberry Liquer... the assortment of tantalizing truffles, caramels, and barks you'll find at
can't be beat! Not to mention, popping into this sweet shop offers some serious eye candy (no pun intended). The hand-made and hand-decorated creations at Truffles, Etc. are absolute works of art that should be seen in person to appreciate...before devouring, of course.
13. Weiser Classic Candy, Weiser
Weiser Classic Candy, 449 State St, Weiser, ID 83672, USA
For the love of chocolate, this quaint chocolatier and ice cream parlor in the cozy town of Weiser has been quietly making a name for itself across the country for its taste bud-rocking chocolates. Handmade for decades, whether enjoying the creamy decadence of a velvet mint or the sinful wonders of chocolate-covered bacon, every confection crafted here has just a touch of homegrown love mixed in. If your sweet tooth is craving a little something-something extra...don't worry. You'll find
to swoon over at
Weiser Classic Candy
Life is better with chocolate! But these tempting Idaho chocolate shops don’t just boast delicious cacao creations, they also deserve a little love for keeping the old-fashioned tradition of candy-making alive and well. Fortunately, even if you’re a little too far out to visit these wonderful shops, many of them supply their confections to other local gift shops and vendors.
As with any “best” list when you have a state the size of Idaho, these chocolate shops are just a starting point. We know there are plenty more sweet havens hidden away around Idaho, and we can’t wait to hear about your favorites! Are there any other local chocolate shops you would add to this list?
Still hungry? Dig into more sweet goodness with a road trip to Idaho’s most tantalizing pie shops.
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What are some fun facts about Cravin’s Candy Emporium, one of the largest chocolate shops in Idaho?
Here are some fun facts about one of the largest chocolate shops in Idaho:
There are over 500 types of bulk candy sold at this epic candy store.
Cravin's Candy Emporium has something for everyone. This includes toffee, jelly beans, fudge, caramels, and every type of chocolate.that you can imagine.
This massive candy store in Idaho has over 80 soda flavors for sale too.
You can also stock up on local favorites like Idaho Spud Bars when you shop at Cravin's Candy Emporium in Boise.
Cravin's Candy Emporium has locations in Oregon and California too.
What are some of the best bakeries in Idaho?
Aside from getting your sugar fix at the
Idaho chocolate shops mentioned above, head to some of the best bakeries in Idaho to satisfy your sweet tooth.
This guide will help you find some of the
best bakeries in Idaho too.