Kansas City’s Best Sweets

From high-quality chocolates to rich frozen custards, Kansas City has desserts for every craving

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Christopher Elbow's chocolates come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors.

Kansas City has quite a few choices when it comes to satisfying that sweet tooth. From the ever-popular Christopher Elbow to Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard, chances are there’s something for everyone.

Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolate
With shops in Kansas City and San Francisco, Christopher Elbow’s chocolate is on the list of Oprah’s favorite things and Food & Wine magazine named the No. 6 Dark their top chocolate. It features 63 percent dark chocolate blended with popping candy to create a unique, irresistible chocolate bar.

Russell Stover Candies
Russell Stover, which was started 1923 by Russell and Clara Stover in Denver, now calls Kansas City home. This candy company sells in more than 45 company-owned retail shops throughout the United States and Canada, and more than 70,000 drug stores, card and gift shops, grocery stores, department stores, and retail stores throughout all 50 states and more than 20 countries around the world.

Panache Chocolatier
Panache Chocolatier, located on the Country Club Plaza, has long been one of Kansas City's favorite chocolatiers. Panache has everything a chocolate lover desires and is famous for their chocolate-covered popcorn called ChocoPoppo.

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Chips Chocolate Factory
Chip’s Chocolate Factory, located in Kansas City’s Crown Center, uses the same marble tables and copper kettles as it did when it opened in 1983. Chip’s has patented Kansas City Fudge. Flavors spanning from cookies and cream to amaretto to the Kansas City Special (vanilla fudge, swirled with chocolate fudge and fresh pecans). Chip’s still schedules tours where you can watch the house confectioner make fudge from the cocoa bean to the finished project.