Halloween is a time for creativity. From costumes to pumpkin carving, it’s a time to stand out. Why pass out the same boring candy bars as everyone else on the block when you can choose a delicious local treat? Check out these amazing local sweet shops to stand out from the crowd. 

Gardners Candies | Kittanning

A Pennsylvania company since 1897, Gardners is a great place for gummy candies, hard candies, trick or treat pails of peanut butter meltaways, or chocolate covered pretzels. 

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Grandpa Joe’s
Strip District

Visit the flagship store of Grandpa Joe’s in the Strip District to find any and all treats you’re looking for in the floor to ceiling selection. The store is bursting with over 250 candy bar varieties, 100 different flavors of gum, and your nostalgic favorites. You can also visit one of their other stores sprinkled around the region. 

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New Brighton

This shop is known for their cinnamon roasted almonds made in traditional copper kettles, but also a great spot for caramel apples, chocolate covered fruit, and nuts. 

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Peter’s Chocolate Shoppe

Since 1938, Peter’s has made homemade chocolates and candies. Not only the chocolate, but many candy centers including creams, caramels, nougat, marshmallow, and more are made in their kitchen. Make sure you check out the other stops on the Butler County Sweet Tooth Trail

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Yetter’s Candy | Millvale

Yetter's Candy Logo

Yetter’s candy has been made from the same recipe for over 60 years, making it a local tradition. While you will find traditional nut clusters and chocolate covered cherries, you may also find your new favorite treat with chocolate covered potato chips. 

Redstone | New Salem

A local favorite that is well known for their assorted chocolate dipped candies, fudge, caramel confections and taffy.

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Brown’s Candy Kitchen | Mt. Pleasant

A true western PA story, the original Mr. Brown would bring in candy for his coworkers at the Irvin Works of US Steel, who then encouraged the couple to open a candy store. They are known for their chocolate dipped confections, truffles and jellies.  

My Favorite Sweet Shoppe | Bridgeville

For a grown up Halloween treat, have a wine bottle dipped in chocolate. For the kiddos, stop in for chocolates, truffles, gummies, caramel apples, and allergen free items.

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Spending your dollars locally is a powerful tool for keeping our communities strong and resilient. Check out the Choose Local Business Directory to find your new favorite local spot.