Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate caramel…take your pick. If you're a chocolate lover, it's time to treat yourself. Next time you have a craving, a trip to one of South Dakota's amazing chocolate shops is in order. From creamy truffles to rich fudge, pick out all of your favorites at these 10 incredible chocolate shops across the state.
From Hollywood to their own neck of the woods in South Dakota, everyone loves the chocolates at Chubby Chipmunks. These famous treats are so yummy that they've been given out to celebrities and big shots in goodie bags at Hollywood’s biggest night, the Oscars. They offer a variety of treats, but their specialty is their creamy truffles. The truffles are available in a huge variety of flavors from traditional options to more creative choices like Bailey’s Irish Cream, dark blueberry, hot mama (made with jalapeños, habaneros, and chili peppers), root beer float, and many more. Every single truffle is made with care by hand and carefully inspected before being sold so you know you're only getting the best quality chocolates around!
Whether you want an exclusive glass of wine, piping hot coffee, or some of the best chocolates in the Midwest, Watertown Confectionery is a must-stop when visiting Watertown. Their chocolate is made from the freshest local ingredients with no preserves. It is made in the old-fashioned way by the shop’s expert artisans. The local favorites are their handmade peanut butter cups and the gooey caramels. As they say as the candy store, you'll come as a customer but leave as a friend!
CH Patisserie is an elegant and sophisticated European-style restaurant that serves world-class pastries, chocolates, and French pressed coffee. Their extraordinary chocolate creations include luxury chocolate bars (almond, toffee, and crunch in either dark or milk chocolate), as well as caramel brittle, English toffee, and more. This luxurious Sioux Falls eatery is a favorite among locals and tourists alike, especially foodies.
Locally owned and operated, the Palm Garden Cafe & Chocolate Shoppe is a quaint cafe in the heart of Aberdeen. Their menu is diverse with options like sandwiches, pasta, grilled paninis on artisan bread, burgers, and breasted chicken. If you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, try some of their deliciously homemade chocolates. They have a large variety available so there's something to fit all tastes.
For over 30 years, Turtle Town in downtown Keystone and in the shadow of Mount Rushmore has handmade rich gourmet chocolates, buttery English toffee, and creamy old-fashioned fudge. On their chocolatey menu, the local favorites are the key lime truffle, dark chocolate pecan turtle, milk chocolate pecan clusters, and milk chocolate cashew turtle. If that isn’t enough, grab a hot drink from their European coffee bar to enjoy with your sweets.
In the heart of downtown Rapid City, Mostly Chocolates is known for creating the unbeatable local chocolates and other goodies. Their shelves are stocked with all kinds of sweets but their specialties are gourmet truffles, fresh baked pastries, and rich and creamy truffles. If you’re not sure which treats fit your taste, get one of their chocolate samplers to try a little bit of everything! While visiting their store, don’t forget to try some of their specialty coffee, Dark Canyon Coffee, or some decadent gelato available in many flavors including peanut butter, chocolate, creamy vanilla, salted caramel, lemonade sorbet, and strawberry sorbet.
Candyland is an oasis for chocolate addicts and sweet teeth everywhere! It is the largest candy store in all of South Dakota with 8,400 square-feet of candy space and has something for all taste buds. Their candy selection includes the most popular, old school selections, hard to find candies, foreign favorites, as well as goodies made right at home in South Dakota! After getting your sugar fix, try a drink from their full-sized coffee bar with everything from macchiatos to mochas to cappuccinos.
Choco Latte Coffee and Handmade Candy has so much more than just mouthwatering homemade chocolates. This locally owned and operated cafe offers fresh coffee from master baristas, homemade candies and other sweets, baked pastries like homemade granola bars and scones, and more. Their decadent candies include fudge available in 14 flavors, caramels, toffee available seasonally, candied almonds, chocolate covered potato chips, and more.
JoJo’s Candy Arcade is a lively hot spot for fun, games, and sweets of all varieties. There are arcade games to play as well as a huge selection of different candies and chocolates available, making this one of the best places for kids and adults alike in the Brookings area!
Custer County Candy Company is a quaint and cozy candy company only miles from Custer State Park. This shop specializes in making homemade chocolates, gooey fudge, and all variety of candies! If that’s not enough, try some of their espresso, ice cream, smoothies, and plethora of South Dakota-made products.