Sweeten Your Nuptials with Rhody-Made Chocolate Confections

Candy treats to thrill your Valentine or level up a wedding reception


Wedding favors are an age-old tradition, from 16th century French aristocracy gifting their guests perfume and tiny boxes of bonbons to the dipped chocolates, peppermint patties, and even hot cocoa bombs following today’s nuptials. Send your guests off on a sweet note or treat your loved ones to favors with local flavor from these eight Rhode Island makers.

A Piece of Cake 

Situated on Post Road, this dessert studio is a destination for custom cakes, but their smaller treats aren’t to be trifled with. Cookie dough is offered by the cup, with five flavors and over a dozen toppings. Order batches of the classics like bonbons and chocolate bars or contemporary bites like cake pops as parting gifts for your wedding attendees. Warwick, APieceOfCakeRI.com

Andre’z Dipped And Drizzled

Open since 2015, this chocolate cafe is the perfect stop for spoiling your significant other on Valentine’s Day. Opt for their signature large and loaded (with toppings) apples, or for wedding favors, choose from white chocolate-covered strawberries, mini bride and groom dipped pretzels, and Oreos are always after-dinner winners. North Providence, AndrezDippedAndDrizzled.com

Awesome Sweets 

You’ll be happy to hear that this nut-free bakery carries allergen-friendly hot cocoa bombs, in small and large sizes, with mini marshmallows. Nothing proclaims your fondness for someone like a box of chocolates, and here you’ll find a nice variety of morsels to consider, with fillings of lemon, peppermint cream, caramel, and beyond. Pawtucket, AwesomeSweetsBakery.com

Chocolate Delicacy 

For small-batch sweets that are thoughtfully made, Chocolate Delicacy is a must. Wedding favors are the perfect way of expressing Ocean State love on your big day, and they make it so easy with lighthouse, lobster, and quahog shapes, along with an entire sea-themed tray of sugary delights. You’re sure to fall for their anchor chocolate pops hook, line, and sinker! Warwick, ChocolateDelicacy.com

Hauser Chocolatier 

These second-generation family chocolatiers have over 20 different types of truffles, including vodka martini, key lime, burning passion (with chili peppers), and more specialty flavors. Treat your guests to a tiny silver, gold, or white box with truffles of your choice or containing the likes of Cranberry Mousse confections or Dark Orange Hearts. Westerly, HauserChocolates.com

Jennifer’s Chocolates 

These South County makers have specialized in artisanal chocolates for well over 15 years, using only the highest quality ingredients. Their two-piece box of truffles, also known as The Scoop, is the perfect present for your guests. Thought goes into every detail of this beautifully presented package, which is wrapped with ribbon and finished with Jennifer’s waxed seal. Wakefield, JensChocolates.com

Seacoast Sweets 

Inspired by their grandpa’s hand-made delicious peppermint patties, this family-run business has expanded to a flavor selection that now includes peanut butter, coconut, and s’mores. Special order boxes of these small-batch sweets to woo your honey or make a wedding reception all the more memorable with these chocolate medallions. Cranston, SeacoastSweets.com

Sweenor’s Chocolates

While any Rhode Islander is already familiar with Sweenor’s scrumptious chocolates, you may not know you can special order a truly classic wedding candy from here: yes, I’m talking about Jordan Almonds. These candy-coated almonds (in white or pastel) have a long and storied history as commemorative goodies at receptions all over the world. Wakefield & Cranston, SweenorsChocolates.com


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