Gallery: First Look: Roni-Sue's Chocolate Gets Its Own Shop on The Lower East Side

Exterior
Exterior

The windowed exterior of Roni-Sue's Chocolates, on Forsyth Street on the Lower East Side.

Buttercrunch
Buttercrunch

The first candy owner Roni-Sue learned how to make, using high butterfat butter, sugar, direct-trade dark chocolate, and toasted walnuts.

Pecan Pie Truffle
Pecan Pie Truffle

The base is a nut paste (a.k.a. perzipan), which incorporates dulce de leche, molasses, pecans, and a splash of bourbon.

Pumpkin Spice Truffle
Pumpkin Spice Truffle

A perzipan base with dried pumpkin powder, organic pumpkin butter, spices, and dark rum.

Chocolate Chip Brownie
Chocolate Chip Brownie

One-and-a-half pounds of chocolate, plus "lots of butter and eggs," go into each batch of brownies, made by the baker Michelle Sarivole.

Cranberry Truffle
Cranberry Truffle

A dark Belizean chocolate ganache with dried cranberries, cranberry liqueur, and organic cranberry sauce.

Morning Glory Muffin
Morning Glory Muffin

This muffin is baked fresh with carrots, apples, coconut, walnuts, and dates.

Maple Bacon Lollipops
Maple Bacon Lollipops

Bits of real bacon dot this sucker, made with smoked tea (to enhance the bacon flavor) and pure maple syrup. Also comes in vegan-friendly chile-lime.

Caramel Apple Truffle
Caramel Apple Truffle

A perzipan base, made with dried apples, organic apple butter, apple liqueur, and bits of buttercrunch toffee.

Portly Fig Truffle
Portly Fig Truffle

The fig truffle incorporates burnt fig jam, dried figs, port wine, sherry, and fig vinegar.

Flourless Walnut Brownie
Flourless Walnut Brownie

If you have celiac or a gluten intolerance, this brownie is for you.

BeerCorn
BeerCorn

Beer and pretzel caramel corn, made with candied mustard seeds, locally grown popcorn, Martin's sourdough pretzels, and Brooklyn Brewery beer.

The Kitchen
The Kitchen

The new shop is more than triple the size of the original Roni-Sue's in Essex Street Market.