Sweet Finds

Spotlight on a sweet treat.


Sweet Finds: Stony Brook Roasted Squash Oils

Savory sweets are hardly new, but Finger Lakes-based Stony Brook takes it up another level with their new line of squash oils. Each of the five nutty oils (Acorn, Kabocha, Delicata, Butternut Squash, and Pumpkin Seed) is composed of the oils from the roasted squash seeds and nothing else. The roasted pumpkin seed oil is incredible when drizzled over a simple scoop of vanilla ice cream and finished with a touch of Maldon salt. More

Sweet Finds: Halloween Whoopie Pies from Cranberry Island Kitchen

Perhaps you're hosting a Halloween party, and you've focused so much on your costume (or your dog's costume) that you don't have time to fuss with food. You'd love to have seasonally-appropriate baked goods, but you threw out your pumpkin-shaped cake tin in a fit of ruthless kitchen reorganization? No worries—Cranberry Island Kitchen has your autumn whoopie pies ready to go. More

Sweet Finds: Coffee Cake from Connie's Cakes

The cake itself is soft and falls apart at any nibble pressure, especially after a few minutes in the toaster oven as recommended on the box. Dave Evans, who started Connie's Cakes as a tribute to his late mother, also suggests a swipe of butter atop the warm cake. The recipe dates back to his childhood in Indianapolis. More

Sweet Finds: Marshmallows by 240sweet

I don't believe I've ever seen one company make so many flavors of marshmallows, and in this case, it's an amazing, awesome thing. These are the kind of treats you'll want stashed at your desk, where you'll eat them one by one until you've suddenly realized that the whole bag is gone. More

Sweet Finds: Komforte Chockolates

Komforte Chockolates's tag-line explains it well: they make "savory combinations that are easy to love." It's true, they are easy to love, even though the flavor selection might sound quite odd at first glance. Take the Ramen Noodle chocolate bar. The crushed up noodles are folded into dark chocolate, so it's reminiscent of chocolate-covered potato chips, and that touch of salt goes a long way toward satisfaction. More

Sweet Finds: Kouign Amann by Galaxy Desserts

It's hard enough to find a great Kouign Amann in any US city...so it's even better to find one you can bake fresh yourself. Enter in San Francisco-based Galaxy Desserts, best known for their frozen croissant dough that has been a Williams Sonoma bestseller for years. That doughbakes up as beautiful, golden wonders. But my heart is with their Kouign Amann, delivered as eight individual pastries. Nestle each into the provided mold and let proof overnight at room temperature. They'll have doubled in size by the morning, and all you have to do is brush with an egg wash and pop in the oven. More

Sweet Finds: Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates

Tucked inside Verde, a gift, clothing, and sweets shop on Philadelphia's 13th Street, is a glass case housing Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates. The chocolates are made by hand in the back of the shop, with local ingredients from Lancaster County. Ingredients include organic cream, local lavender, mint, and vanilla, turned into perfectly square chocolates imprinted with a matching design. More

Sweet Finds: Cookies from Lark Fine Foods

The Whole Grain Lady Bird cookies from Lark Fine Foods are crunchy three-bite affairs. With a foundation of rolled oats, wheat flour, and plenty of butter, they feature a equal proportion of cranberries and semi-sweet chocolate chips. They have a cozy, homemade feel, sweetened with both brown and white sugar, crunchy on the edges and chewy as you get close to the center. More

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