Alabama has excellent restaurants, but we also know how to make snack time delightful. Locally candy makers are plentiful and offer a wide variety of treats. The Alabama state nut, the pecan, is a favorite addition to the candies around here. No matter your preference, you’re sure to satisfy your sweet tooth at these shops.
DeSoto Caverns, Childersburg
DeSoto Cavern is known for its historic cave and fun family activities, but they aren’t the only exciting attractions. The log cabin gift shop serves up some of the best homemade fudge in the state.
Punta Clara Kitchen, Point Clear
This unique Alabama candy kitchen, located in an 1897 Victorian home, has been making candies and confections daily since 1952. The wide variety of treats will be hard to choose from, but don’t miss out on the divinity and pecan butter crunch. Live a long way from South Alabama? Order online or through Punta Clara’s catalog.
Heaton Pecan Farm, Clanton
Heaton Pecan Farm has it all when it comes to the state nut. While the pecans and pies are excellent, Heaton’s candy is what we’re raving about. Browse their specialty items online and order everything from white chocolate-covered pecans to praline clusters.
Morgan Price Candy Company, Decatur
Since 1987, Morgan Price Candy Company has provided customers with exceptionally yummy treats. Purchase candies and gift baskets in the Decatur store, order online or by mail. Make sure the English toffee is at the top of your list.
Priester’s Pecans, Fort Deposit
Originally started as a side business for L.C. Priester in the late 1930s, Priester’s Pecans still serves treats that are just as good as they were back then. Get pecans, fruitcakes, pralines and more at the store, order online or through the Priester’s catalog.
Tanner’s Pecans & Candies, Mobile
A complete pecan processing plant and candy store, Tanner’s has a variety of sweets to choose from. The candied pecans are a favorite, but make sure to broaden your horizon with chocolate-covered potato chips or divinity. You can purchase them online, in-store or through their catalog.
Three Georges, Mobile
Known for their variety of chocolates, Three Georges offers sampler boxes so you can try a little bit of everything. Place orders online or make a trip to the store. Either way, make sure to try the divine Heavenly Hash — marshmallows and pecans smothered in chocolate.
Indie Candy, Moody
Indie Candy provides extremely tasty treats to those with food allergies. These candies, made locally with allergy sufferers in mind, contain only the fruit named on the labels. Order online to have your candy shipped. There is no retail store, but local pickups are available for Alabama customers.
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