Almost everyone loves candy whether it is for its sweetness, texture or the memories of childhood it brings back. Las Vegas offers candy shops to recreate memories of childhood, honoring a family member or bringing the fantasy of a world filled with sweets. Chocolates, whether milk, dark or white, come solid or cream filled. Hard candy is fruit flavored and soft candies are yummy and chewy. Some of the recipes used are from grandmothers’ kitchens in the early 20th century combining fresh ingredients and no preservatives, continuing the tradition of enjoying candy as a treat.
Ethel M Chocolates
Factory Store and Cactus Garden
2 Cactus Garden Dr.
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 435-2655
ethelm.comEthel M Chocolates is one of the definitive candy stores in Las Vegas with its factory located in Southern Nevada and its six retail locations. To honor his mother, Ethel Mars, who made chocolates dating back to 1910, Forrest Mars Sr. created Ethel M Chocolates. There are no preservatives used with choices including dark, milk, nuts, crème-filled and spirit filled. Flavors are bourbon, blend rum, amaretto, coffee liqueur, Irish Crème and orange liqueur.
Sweet Ruby Jane
9550 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 648-1000
sweetrubyjane.comSweet Ruby Jane is based on recipes made by the owners’ (and sisters’) grandmother, Ruby Jane Brown. The homemade candies and sweet treats are prepared one batch at a time. Treats include chocolate-covered marshmallows, pure caramel corn, fudge, creamy brittle, toffee and barks. Sugar free goodies are also offered including almond and cashew clusters. The décor and design is inspired by cookbooks of the 1950s and each treat is named after a family member of Ruby Jane Brown.
Wonderland Bakery
Downtown Summerlin
2010 Festival Plaza Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 363-3333
wonderlandbakery.comFounder Allyson Ames created Wonderland Bakery with a fairytale décor and feel. Influences include Alice in Wonderland, Willy Wonka and Candyland. Chocolate treats feature Giant Krispy Egg with Jellybeans made with rice Krispy treats and jelly beans surrounded with dark chocolate with white chocolate drizzle. Parties can also be scheduled in its party room with themes of childhood stories including a toy train that runs through the shop.RelatedDominique DeVito’s Chocolate Mousse Holiday Recipe

Sugar Factory
Locations include: MGM Grand and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
(702) 866-0777
sugarfactory.comWhile known for celebrity sightings and endorsements, Sugar Factory features classic and nostalgic candy and chocolate. Specialties include chocolate-covered gummy bears (milk and white chocolate), malt balls and chocolate-covered almonds. Unicorn pops are 12-inch, multi-colored, multi-flavored suckers. A variety of Hello Kitty goodies are available including Kaleidoscope and princess pops. Its signature Couture Pop collection is designed as a fashion accessory with mix-and-match flavors.
B Sweet Candy Boutique
Tivoli Village
420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 240
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 798-2979
bsweetlv.comHusband-and-wife team Victor and Arlene Bordinhao created this store as an old fashioned candy store fashioned from an early time of soda shops and jukeboxes with the neighborhood corner store with penny candy. Rows of apothecary candy jars line the shelves with lollipops, gummies, licorice, chocolates, Whoa toffee line and hard candies. B Sweet also offers a sugar-free and nostalgic sweets section including Atomic Fireballs, sour balls, Mary Janes, Astro Pops, Abba-Zabas and Razzles. Gummy candy includes gummy rings with hard-to-find flavors such as raspberry watermelon and cherry.RelatedTop Places For Trending Desserts In Las Vegas

Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (34 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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