Easter Sunday falls on April 8 in 2012.
Yes, you can get Easter chocolate and candy from the grocery store. But perhaps you would like something more special? If so, try one of these local places for handmade Easter chocolate bunnies, candy, treats and more.
Here's a list of some great places to get Easter candy and chocolate bunnies for Easter in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The crew at the Painted Turtle Chocolatier make all kinds of handmade chocolate creations, and they've got the holidays covered with sophisticated and whimsical Easter bunnies, eggs, and other Easter selections. Available at their store in Plymouth, or online at their website
Candyland, the St. Paul-born candy shop, and a veteran on the Twin Cities candy scene, will satisfy your every desire for Easter candy. Jelly eggs, chocolates, and all kinds of spring candies from their mom-and-pop stores in Downtown St Paul, and Downtown Minneapolis, and also in their online store
Looking for unusual or unique candy? Sugar Sugar Candy in Minneapolis stocks all kinds of domestic and imported candies and chocolates, perfect for a novel or unexpected Easter basket.
Joyful Easter candies, truffles and bonbons - wonderful for decadent Easter treats. Available forom Chocolate Celeste's store in St. Paul, and online at their website
You won't find gaudy multi-color Easter candy here. But if you have a craving for high-quality grownup chocolate, you'll do no wrong at B T McElraths. Sold at many stores around the Twin Cities including Kowalski's and Lunds and Byerly's, and online at their website
Purveyors of fine foods, Surdyk's carries a sizable selection of fine chocolate, perfect for a decadent Easter treat.
Many shoppers think of Max's in St. Louis Parks as a jewelry and gift store, but they have possibly the widest selection of chocolates in the Twin Cities. Imported and local chocolate bars, plus candies, truffles, and other treats are for sale, and it's the only place to find certain specialty brands in Minnesota.
Well, it sounds like an attraction in the Wisconsin Dells, but nevertheless, Dr. Chocolate's Chocolate Chateau promises three floors of a chocolate museum, and a huge variety of chocolates ranging from fun to specialty and gourmet. The eponymous Dr. Chocolate is a real doctor so if you'd like to tell yourself that indulging is on professional advice, then please go ahead.
It doesn't have a website, or even a telephone. What it does have, is a warehouse full of candy. Head out of the Cities on 169, just past the town of Jordan, and look for the giant yellow hangar. Here's some better directions
, and a taste of just some of the selection of candy you'll find here.
Not really Easter-themed, or even local - but Legacy Chocolates used to have a store, and a faithful following in St. Paul. They closed their doors to focus on their other store in Menomonie, Wis., about an hour east of the Twin Cities. If you don't want to make the drive, they also have an online store
for their lovely chocolates and truffles.