Find Unique Easter Treats at These Hudson Valley Sweet Shops

Between classic cream-filled eggs, big-eared bunnies, and jelly bean baskets, Easter is the perfect time to splurge on treats.

Do you remember the sweet sensation of waking up on Easter knowing that a basket full of goodies awaited? This year, whether you’re making custom baskets for your children or in the mood to treat yourself, skip the grocery store options and head to Hudson Valley shops instead. With the utter abundance of chocolatiers and sweet shops in the region, there are so many ways to craft a one-of-a-kind Easter experience.

Commodore Chocolatier


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Since 1935, this Newburgh chocolatier has been using both locally and globally sourced ingredients to handcraft decadent sweets onsite. Hundreds of Easter-appropriate molds offer a wide selection from bunnies to cars, trains, and tigers. And if you’re looking for the perfect gift, the chocolate bunnies in dark, milk, or white are party pleasers, along with jelly beans, chocolate eggs, speckled malted eggs, and much more. As an added bonus, customers can receive 10 percent off all orders over $100 until Easter.

Krause’s Chocolates

Saugerties, New Paltz, Rhinebeck

At three popular locations around the Hudson Valley, Krause’s Chocolates dishes up seasonal classics in time for spring. Shop around for just about any type of chocolate egg, including chocolate walnut fudge, chocolate coconut, and chocolate peanut butter fudge flavors, marzipan eggs, sour gummy bunnies and chicks, and chocolate-dipped peeps. If you’d rather take the hassle out of putting your own baskets together, get Krause’s Easter basket, which comes with all your favorite sweets like foil-wrapped eggs, jelly beans, marshmallow peeps, a chocolate bunny, and more.

Lagusta’s Luscious

New Paltz

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If you’ve permanently gone vegan (or ever tried to), you know that chocolate is by far one of the hardest things to give up. Luckily, Lagusta’s Luscious in New Paltz has you covered with fully vegan, fair trade, and organic Easter treats. Think English cream eggs, raspberry white chocolate bunnies, and foil-wrapped peanut butter eggs. Pro tip: Whatever you get, be sure to pick up a few extras for yourself while you’re at it.

Lucas Candies



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Come Easter, this 120-plus-year-old Haverstraw sweet shop is known to have lines trail out the door and onto Main Street for a sample of its famous seasonal offerings. Here, chocolate bunnies come in a variety of sizes, and foil-wrapped milk chocolate eggs are a colorful addition to any basket. Looking for a one-and-done solution? Lucas Candies does pre-made baskets so pretty you *almost* won’t want to open them up and sample every single one of the Easter treats.

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Samuel’s Sweet Shop


Head to this celebrity-owned mainstay in Dutchess County for just about any holiday of the year. Samuel’s Sweet Shop keeps its shelves stocked with themed candies, chocolates, and traditional sweets for every celebration, and Easter is certainly no exception. Go big with the deluxe Easter sampler, which includes 11 different sweets from homemade Easter bark to dark chocolate-dipped peeps to fruity jelly beans, or opt for “Everybunny’s Easter Favorites,” which comes with salted caramel robin eggs, crispy malted milk eggs, a solid milk chocolate bunny, and a few sweet surprises.

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