Looking for unique treats to fill those Easter baskets? Go beyond the usual drugstore candy by shopping at one of these local candy shops in NJ. You’ll find chocolate eggs, sculpted goodies (chocolate bunnies, anyone?), flavored chocolates, and plenty of non-chocolate candies, too, like homemade jelly beans. Scroll down for the sweetest shops in NJ to pick up a treat or two for all your Easter baskets. Want more sweet stuff? Find one of the best dessert spots in NJ near you. (featured photo credit: istock/bhofack2)
Northern NJ Candy Shops
Al Richards Chocolates
Since 1978, this has been a sweet spot for fine handcrafted chocolates in Bayonne. Working in small batches with the finest premium ingredients, you’ll find delectable gift baskets filled with goodies, assorted chocolates, and more.
851 Broadway (Between 39th and 40th Street), Bayonne, NJ 07002
Known as “The Sweetest Spot on the Mountain” in suburban Woodland Park, they’ve got a bunch of Easter treats, including double-dipped pretzels, Easter bunnies, peanut butter cups, and more.
350 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ 07424 – (973) 684-1496
891 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 – (973) 227-0819
There are plenty of Easter goodies, including truffles, gift baskets, and a chocolate lovers tray with one lb. of mixed chocolate. You can also pick up supplies to make chocolate with the fam at home.
382 Main Street, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
For almost 30 years, this Bergen County chocolate shop has been serving up chocolate-dipped goodies, including fruit and cheesecake. This Easter, they offer fresh chocolate-dipped cheesecake, gourmet triple-dipped apples, and chocolate-dipped fruit platters.
137 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
The Chocolate Shoppe
Check out this shop specializing in hand-dipped orders and offer hot cocoa bombs, solid chocolate bunnies, themed dipped pretzel rods, and Asher’s filled foiled eggs.
62 East Mill Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853
Chocolates with Love
For over 40 years, this family-owned and operated business has made homemade premium chocolates. For Easter, you’ll find solid chocolate bunnies, speckled malted eggs, and chocolate-covered Oreos.
68 Ridgefield Avenue, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 – (201) 229-0030
47 Interstate Shopping Center, Ramsey, NJ 07446 – (201) 825-0128
The Chocolate Goat Gift Shoppe
With a large assortment of classic favorites such as peanut butter cups, milk chocolate marshmallows, salted caramels, buttercrunch, and much more, there’s enough to make a different candy combo for each Easter basket. And true to their namesake, there are loads of chocolate goat items like the dark and milk-spotted Papa goat.
103 Route 15, Lafayette, NJ 07848
Get the entire family in on DIY chocolate bombs from this shop, which specializes in chocolate craft making. You’ll find everything you need to make them, including bomb molds, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, sprinkles, and more.
90 Mountain View Boulevard, Wayne, NJ 07470
Stop by this shop for Easter bunny goodies. Fill your Easter basket with milk chocolate carrot lollipops, dark chocolate foil eggs, a hollow milk chocolate duck, and other sweet treats.
107 Westwood Avenue, Westwood, NJ 07675
Dayton Homemade Chocolates
Since 1912, this establishment has served Clifton and its surrounding towns, making it one of NJ’s oldest chocolate shops. The Easter offerings include an all-chocolate oval basket, hollow milk chocolate bunnies, and a religious cross lollipop.
1053 Bloomfield Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07012
This popular chocolate shop on a side street in Morristown sells all homemade, delectable treats. Fill your baskets with solid chocolate bunnies, edible Easter baskets, and adorable chocolate lollipops.
8 DeHart Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
Genevieve’s Home Made Chocolates
Celebrate Easter with handcrafted chocolates, where they make meltaways, chocolate-covered crackers, and chocolate-covered jellies on-site at the store.
174 Ray Street, Garfield, NJ 07026
Laurie’s Homemade Candies
With over 100 types of chocolate candies, 50 flavors of jellybeans, and 20 flavors of jelly fruit slices, you will surely find something here. This Easter, foiled chocolates, chocolate lollipops, and peeps are super sweet choices for your loved ones.
600 Berdan Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470
Mrs. Hanna Krause Candy, Inc.
Try an Easter assortment box, foiled eggs, or raspberry gummies from this shop that started in 1929. Their delicious candy is still made the old-fashioned way with copper kettles over open flame stoves.
89 Westview Avenue (next to the Garden State Plaza), Paramus, NJ 07652 1-888-6-KRAUSE
2220 NJ-37, Toms River, NJ 08753 – (732) 270-9236
An adorable chocolate bunny, assorted bunny corn, and more are available at this shop. Other fun choices include chocolate-foiled eggs, peeps, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a DIY chocolate box.
1325 Route 206 & Montgomery Shopping Center, Skillman, NJ 08558
This shop stands out for its gourmet creations made with the finest Valhrona chocolate ingredients. Make sure to try their uniquely flavored truffles, including Earl Grey, cinnamon, and cappuccino ganache.
24 S. Broad Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (973) 340-7500
Sook Chocolate Factory – 132 Getty Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011
Easter options include truffles, assorted gift boxes, pretzels, lollipops, fruit, and more. Since 1965, this shop has had seasonal, specialty, and novelty chocolates.
34 Deforest Avenue, East Hanover, NJ 07936
Central NJ Candy Shops
Chocolate lovers will love the little chocolate cups perfect for an after-Easter dinner treat. You can also indulge in their cutely wrapped Moodibars, which feature flavors like dark chocolate strawberry champagne and creamy milk red velvet.
651 New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Carol’s Creative Chocolatez
This single-origin chocolate specialist has artisan creations like ganache truffles, nut bark, wine truffles, and the popular Belgian Praline. Want something more classic to fill the Easter baskets? Try some delicious chocolate squares.
24 Division Street, Somerville, NJ 08876
While you’ll find a delectable mix of baked goods and chocolate candies, you can pick up enough treats to last you all weekend. Check out their delicious chocolate bunnies, hot chocolate bombs in white and dark flavors, and Easter cookie decorating kits.
2510 Belmar Boulevard, Wall, NJ 07719
You can make your own chocolate delights, or they can do it for you. Add the pretty hot chocolate bombs, Rice Krispie treats, and chocolate-dipped pretzels to your Easter basket.
1324 NJ-36, Hazlet, NJ 07730
David Bradley Chocolatier
The house special at this family-owned business is a sweet and savory chocolate-covered bacon. Give your fam a bunny smash box, a bunny cocoa bomb, or a Boo Boo bacon bunny (yes, filled with bacon) for something different this year.
92 N. Main Street, Building 19, Windsor, NJ 08561
Before you shop for your Easter basket, grab a gelato cookie sandwich or frozen hot chocolate pop at this Frenchtown store. Then work on filling your basket with everything from nostalgic gummies to creamy chocolate-covered coconut candies.
43 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe
Your family will love to try these homemade confections, including almond cranberry bark, a delicious chocolate assortment, or a chocolate-covered marshmallow kabob.
17 White Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Third Avenue Chocolate Shoppe
Chocolate-covered cherries, caramel squares, Rice Krispie valentine hearts, and huge hot cocoa bombs are available here for your Easter needs. This shop has been making homemade chocolates for over 30 years.
1118 3rd Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07726
2 Chicks with Chocolate
Known for their brightly colored chocolates and yummy unexpected flavors, 2 Chicks With Chocolate has creations that will give any Easter basket a chic touch. Gather up their painterly dip-dyed chocolate eggs (which look like works of art) filled with yummy flavors like PB crunch, key lime pie, and strawberry cheesecake.
1300 Hwy 35 South, Middletown, NJ 07748
Van Holten’s Homemade Chocolates
Along with yummy handcrafted chocolates, they have salt water, taffy, fudge, licorice, and more. And if you’re crew has special diet needs, they have gluten-free, sugar-free, peanut-free, and vegan options.
Van Holton’s Chocolates – 1893 NJ-88, Brick, NJ 08724 – (732) 840-0888
Van Holten’s Sweet Shop -802 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 – (732) 830-2220
Southern NJ Candy Shops
Barbera’s Chocolate On Occasion
If you’re looking for a variety of chocolate confections, you’ll find them here. Choose from chocolate-covered pretzels, white chocolate cookies, cream cocoa bombs, chocolate charcuterie boards, and chocolate-dipped peeps.
782 S. Brewster Road, Vineland, NJ 08361
Duffy’s Fine Chocolates
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, this chocolate shop in NJ has blueberry jellies, toasted coconut kisses, and chocolate orange peels.
29 North Broadway, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 – (856) 456-2955
145 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 – (856) 888-1735
Jagielky’s Homemade Chocolates
This legendary Jersey Shore chocolate shop prides itself on its homemade, unique blends and original chocolate recipes. Shop nut bark, sea salt caramels, coconut fluffs, or double-dipped mints this Easter.
8018 Ventnor Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402- (609) 822-2204
5115 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor, NJ 08402 – (609) 823-6501
Lucille’s has been making candies since 1927. Known for its mouth-watering fudge, this candy shop offers homemade chocolate-covered strawberries and other sweet treats, including tons of jelly bean flavors and seasonal chocolate bunnies for Easter.
156 NJ-72 East, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Coconut eggs, chocolate-dipped marshmallows, and chocolate lollipops are ideal for your Easter basket. This is one of those chocolate shops in NJ that you won’t want to miss this Easter.
7 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Rauhauser’s of Ocean City
Located in Ocean City, this sweet shop has been making candies for 50 years. Order some yummy treats like red jellies, chocolate eggs, and bunnies.
721 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
L & S Chocolates
Looking for delicious chocolates or vintage candy for this year’s Easter basket? L & S Chocolates prides itself on having a vast assortment of candy; seriously, there’s everything you could think of here. Have a favorite and don’t see it on their list? Let them know, and they will try and locate it for you.
103 East Main Street, Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Which candy shops in NJ are you stopping at for Easter? Let us know!
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