6 Milwaukee-Made Treats to Indulge in This Valentine’s Day

We created this assortment “box” of our favorite locally made sweets, just for you.

photo by Chris Kessler

These locally made treats should be part of your diet in this most loving of months.

1) English Classic

Heath bars have nothing on the supreme butter-crunchiness of Burke Candy’s habit-forming English toffee (3840 N. Fratney St.).

2) Bittersweet Symphony

No better description exists for this 54-percent dark chocolate bar, with just enough sea salt to keep the other notes on their toes. From Indulgence Chocolatiers.

3) Lavender Dream

Or a Provençal reverie. The tender layers of this creation (by Bay View’s The Cake Lady) are subtly infused with lavender and tied together by rich, balanced vanilla buttercream. Find it at Anodyne Coffee at Milwaukee Public Market (400 N. Water St.).

4) Lemon Lusciousness

Pucker up for waves of luscious meringue and the lemoniest curd in Le Rêve Patisserie’s citron tart, which layers them on a crisp almond tart shell (7610 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa).

5) Pear Perfection

This tart’s physical beauty makes you pause before annihilating the delicate glazed pear and custardy almond frangipane filling. Amaranth Bakery (3329 W. Lisbon Ave.)

6) Triple Threat

That’s the name of this massive, decadent cookie packed with three kinds of chocolate and dusted with sea salt. At Bay View’s SmallPie (2504 E. Oklahoma Ave.)

“6 Milwaukee-Made Treats to Indulge in This Valentine’s Day” appears in the February 2019 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

Find it on newsstands or buy a copy at milwaukeemag.com/shop.

Be the first to get every new issue. Subscribe.



Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.