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.)