We all know that candy is the star of Easter baskets — peanut butter chocolate eggs, jellybeans, chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks — our mouths are already watering!
But, not all Easter treats are created equally. If you’re going to let your kid indulge on sweets this spring, you might as well make sure the Easter Bunny knows a few local spots that are serving up unique, handmade treats. Even kids can tell the difference between a quality chocolate rabbit and one that is covered in foil and came from the drug store.
These Chicagoland sweet shops are your one-stop shop for crafting Easter baskets that even the Bunny would be jealous of! Your sweet tooth will thank us later.
Looking for more Easter activities? Check out our family guide!
The Fudge Pot
- Address: 1532 N. Wells St., Chicago
The chocolate bunnies at the Fudge Pot are specialized to suit the needs of your Easter basket. Have a new baby? Try the bunny pushing the bassinet. Have a musician in the family? These bunnies play the banjo, accordion, saxophone and drums. Maybe your honey bunny isn’t a fan of chocolate? Then the white chocolate with the floppy ear is your solution. The Fudge Pot also makes a chocolate Seder plate and Passover lollipop.
- Locations in Long Grove, Palatine and Huntley
Chocolate fanatics in your family could spend weeks devouring the 3-foot bunny from north suburban Morkes Chocolates. If a 30-pound bunny won’t fit on your table, Morkes also makes some with extra-long ears (for those who like to eat the ears first), some with floppy ears and some with white tails. They also carry a line of religious chocolates for other spring holidays.
- Address: 1332 N. Halsted St., Chicago
For your tweens and teens who feel like they’re “too old” for Easter sweets, try Veruca Chocolate’s Veruca Big Bunny. Painted in subtle Easter pastels, there’s no hollow to this bunny, as it’s filled with rice crunchy clusters to keep your older kids happy and full.
Long Grove Confectionery
- Address: Long Grove, Buffalo Grove and Chicago locations
The elegant chocolate rabbits from Long Grove Confectionery are perfect for the adventurous child in your family. The solid chocolate Adventure Rabbit comes in two sizes, 28 oz. of dark chocolate or mini milk chocolate adventure bunnies. To double the sugary flavor profile, each adventure bunny has a basket of jelly beans on its back.
Windy City Sweets
- Address: 3308 N Broadway, Chicago
From adorable tiny milk chocolate bunnies to “rare hare” chocolate rabbits with notes of espresso or cherry, Windy City Sweets knows their way around a chocolate bunny. The small store is stocked with chocolate-covered, well, everything, making this the perfect shop to stock up on all your Easter goodies.
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This article originally published in Chicago Parent’s April 2020 issue. Read the rest of the issue here.