Easter candy is more than just Peeps, people. Some of us take this stuff seriously. Easter is not just for hunting eggs, but also for the search for the best candies. From the exotic to the classic, these DFW candy shops explode with flavor.
Dude, Sweet Chocolate
408 W. Eighth St.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 943-5943
dudesweetchocolate.comArguably the most creative and innovative place to get your sugar on, Dude, Sweet Chocolate takes the cake when it comes to cacao candy. These handmade treats span from sugary, fruit-tinged goodness to hard-hitting vodka flavored goodies for the grown-ups. Fudge, dark chocolate bark, marshmallows, child truffles, toffee, coated nuts and even a vegetarian option called “chocolate salami,” infused, flavored with and enhanced with flavors you would have never thought to combine, yet once nibbled, you will never forget. Stick to the rich classics for the little ones and give them something unique in their basket this year.

The Candy Barrel
130 E. Exchange Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 625-9715
stockyardsstation.comA staple on the Fort Worth Stockyards to-visit list, treats from The Candy Barrel are as colorful as they are tasty. Lollipops, candies and taffy goodies at The Candy Barrel make mouths water as they sparkle through the windows at the shop in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Few candy stores carry taffy these days, making The Candy Barrel the best option for the taffy-fan in your life. Gifts and trinkets are aplenty here as well, bulking up and filling out that Easter basket in a personalized and fun way.

Royal Sweets
535 W. Airport Freeway, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75062
(972) 871-2120
www.royalsweets.netFor something different than the standard, add some exotic to Easter with some delights from Royal Sweets. These authentic Indian candies take taste buds on an adventure to another land and add something special to tradition. What new delectable discoveries will you make this year? Get bold and flood your mouth with new flavors like the Indian favorites: chum chum, ladoo, haiwa and jalebi. With choices like these, you will find that tradition and exploration make quite a delicious combination.

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Atomic Candy
105 W. Hickory St.
Denton, TX 76201
(940) 383-3780
atomic-candy.comAt Atomic Candy in Denton, you will feel like a kid again as you peruse the aisles of vintage goodies that will take you back and make you grin with excitement. Atomic Candy is racking up the awards to boot. Voted 2014’s Best Specialty Store/Best Candy Store, 2013’s Best Store on the Square, and 2012’s Best Store Interior, these accolades draw in plenty of sweet tooth sufferers. With a menu of over 300 varieties of candy, an Easter basket filled with Atomic Candy will be colorful, unique and have plenty of quirky good taste. Wild and wacky gifts, decorations, and oddities also for sale at Atomic Candy just add to the spirit of unconstrained happiness.

2600 W. 7th St., Suite 135
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 870-5005
www.popncream.comThe name may not immediately scream Easter candy, but if you look at Pop-N-Cream’s catalog of sweet goodness your eyes and tongue will be in for a treat. Listing more than 350 distinct of candies and goodies, there will be no candy on your friends’ and families’ list that you cannot find here. Add to that the bonus smorgasbord of upward of 75 favorite gourmet popcorn treats, many of which cannot be found anywhere else, and you have a festive, rainbow of sweets for your Easter basket.

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Kena Sosa is a freelance writer in Dallas. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.