While COVID-19 has put a crimp in every holiday in 2021, there’s one thing you can still count on for Valentine’s Day this year—chocolate. And if you want to go beyond the usual drugstore box for unique and sweet treats, head to one of these NJ chocolate shops. You’ll find hearts and baskets and unique handmade treats like Insta-worthy hot chocolate bombs, wine-infused truffles, or sculpted goodies (chocolate stiletto, anyone?). Scroll down and find the best chocolate shops in NJ to pick up a treat or two for all your Valentines.
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Here are 32 chocolate shops in NJ for a sweet Valentine’s Day
Northern NJ Chocolate Shops
Al Richards Chocolates
Since 1978, this has been a sweet spot for fine handcrafted chocolates in Bayonne. Working in small batches with the finest premium ingredients, you’ll find delectable gift baskets filled with goodies, chocolate-covered strawberries, and French truffles.
851 Broadway (Between 39th and 40th Street)
Known as “The Sweetest Spot on the Mountain” in suburban Woodland Park, they’ve got a bunch of Valentine’s Day specials, including long-stemmed chocolate roses, decorated heart pops, and don’t forget to check out their giant “smooches.”
350 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, and 891 Bloomfield Avenue
There are plenty of Valentine’s Day goodies to chose from, including truffles, gift baskets, and a chocolate heaven gift basket with over 6 pounds of deliciousness. You can also pick up supplies to make chocolate with the fam at home.
328 Main Street
For almost 30 years, this Bergen County chocolate shop has been serving up hand-dipped chocolate treats, including fruit and cheesecake. This Valentine’s Day, they are offering fresh chocolate-covered strawberries, hot cocoa bomb mug sets, and giant love pops.
137 Ridge Road
Check out this shop specializing in hand-dipped orders and offer custom-filled chocolate heart boxes, chocolate caramel apples, and homemade peanut butter cups decorated with cute x’s and o’s.
62 East Mill Road
Chocolates with Love
For over 40 years, this family-owned and operated business has made homemade premium chocolates. For Valentine’s Day, you’ll find solid chocolate Valentine’s Day cards, chocolate-covered pretzels, and hollow chocolate hearts.
68 Ridgefield Avenue, Ridgefield Park
47 Interstate Shopping Center, Ramsey
The Chocolate Goat Gift Shoppe
Find a large assortment of classic favorites such as peanut butter cups, milk chocolate marshmallows, salted caramels, buttercrunch, and much more. Discover their large selection of goat themed items, including their signature chocolate goat.
103 Route 15
Get the entire family in on DIY chocolate bombs from this shop, specializing in chocolate craft making. You’ll find everything you need to make them including bomb molds, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, sprinkles, and more.
90 Mountainview Blvd.
Stop by this shop for heart and cupid-themed chocolate treats. Surprise your Valentine with a traditional heart box filled with 80 pieces of chocolate, or go for a unique treat like Valentine’s Day yogurt pretzels, sour cherry jelly hearts, or heart-shaped pops.
107 Westwood Avenue
Dayton Homemade Chocolates
Since 1912, this establishment has been serving Clifton and its surrounding towns, making it one of NJ’s oldest chocolate shops. The Valentine’s Day offerings include a tower of sweet treats, hot chocolate spoons, and cordial cherries.
1053 Bloomfield Avenue
On a side street in Morristown is this popular chocolate shop selling all homemade, delectable treats. Give the gift of solid chocolate “I Love You” puzzle, a chocolate key to your heart, and for the fashionista in your life, a chocolate Valentine stiletto and an edible version of a designer-inspired handbag.
8 DeHart Street
Genevieve’s Home Made Chocolates
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with handcrafted chocolates made on-site at their store in Garfield, NJ. Discover their meltaways, chocolate-covered crackers, and chocolate-covered jellies.
174 Ray Street
Hanna Krauses Home Made Candies
Try heart boxes, foiled hearts, or raspberry heart gummies from this shop that started in 1929. Their delicious candy is still made the old-fashioned with copper kettles over open flame stoves.
89 Westview Avenue (next to the Garden State Plaza)
Laurie’s Homemade Candy
With over 100 types of chocolate candies, 50 flavors of jellybeans, and 20 flavors of jelly fruit slices, you are sure to find something here. This V-Day, the hot chocolate bombs, heart boxes, and cupid pops are super sweet choices for your loved one.
600 Berdan Avenue
A detailed chocolate cupid oval, a heart filled with assorted truffles, and more are available at this shop. Some other fun choices are wine-infused chocolate, fudge, molded chocolate, and even a DIY chocolate box.
1325 Route 206 & Montgomery Shopping Center
This shop stands out for its gourmet creations made with the finest Valhrona chocolate ingredients. Make sure to try their uniquely flavored truffles, including Earl Grey, cinnamon, and cappuccino ganache.
24 S. Broad Street
Valentine’s Day options include hot chocolate bombs, assorted gift boxes, pretzels, lollipops, fruit, and more. In business since 1965, this shop has seasonal, specialty, and novelty chocolates.
34 Deforest Avenue
Central NJ Chocolate Shops
Chocolate lovers will love the petite chocolate cups perfect for an after-dinner liquor. You can also indulge in their cutely wrapped Moodibars, which feature flavors like dark chocolate strawberry champagne and creamy milk red velvet.
651 New Hampshire Avenue
Carol’s Creative Chocolatez
This single origin chocolate specialist has artisan creations like ganache truffles, nut bark, wine truffles, and the popular Belgian Praline. Want to mellow out? Try one of their CBD-infused chocolate squares.
24 Division Street
While you’ll find a delectable mix of baked goods and chocolate candies, you can pick up enough treats to last you all weekend. Check out their giant homemade chocolate kisses, hot chocolate bombs in white and dark flavors, and edible heart chocolate boxes filled with truffles.
2510 Belmar Blvd
You can make your own chocolate delights, or they can do it for you. Pretty hot chocolate bombs, Rice Krispie treats, and chocolate-dipped pretzels are some great options for your Valentine.
David Bradley Chocolatier
Do you love sweet and savory treats? Why not try chocolate-covered bacon at this family-owned business since 1977. Give your Valentine triple gummy hearts, x & o cookies, or try something new like chocolate-covered pineapple.
92 N. Main Street
Get your marzipan fruits, gelato cookie sandwiches, and frozen hot chocolate pops at this Frenchtown store. This shop has everything for your Valentine, from nostalgic sweet treats to freshly baked cookies.
43 Bridge Street
Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe
Your Valentine will love to try these homemade confections, including almond cranberry bark, a Valentine assortment, or a chocolate-covered marshmallow kabob.
17 White Street
Check out the Valentine’s Day bonbon selection from this artisanal chocolatier. With flavors like Veuve Clicquot Rosé Pink Champagne and beautifully sculpted heart shapes, you can’t go wrong (just try to control yourself from eating it all at once).
19 Bridge Street
Third Avenue Chocolate Shoppe
Chocolate-covered cherries, caramel squares, Rice Krispie valentine hearts, and huge hot cocoa bombs are available here for your special someone. This shop has been making homemade chocolates for over 30 years.
1118 3rd Avenue
2 Chicks with Chocolate
This chocolate shop has pretty wrappings that reveal their delicious chocolates and bonbons inside. Surprise someone with a 50 piece bonbon gift box, sugar-free chocolate, or their four-piece wine sampler collection.
19 New Street, Metuchen and 1300 Hwy 35 South, Middletown
Van Holten’s Homemade Chocolates
Choose from a variety of heart gift boxes for your Valentine this year. They also have salt water taffy, fudge, licorice, and more. Gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan options are also available.
Southern NJ Chocolate Shops
Barbera’s Chocolate On Occasion
If you’re looking for a variety of chocolate confections, you’ll find it here. Choose from chocolate-covered pretzels, white chocolate cookies, cream cocoa bombs, chocolate charcuterie boards, and Valentine bomb cups with mini chocolate bars.
782 S. Brewster Road
Jagielkys Homemade Candy
This legendary Jersey Shore chocolate shop prides itself on its homemade, unique blends and original chocolate recipes. Shop nut bark, sea salt caramels, homemade marshmallows, or double-dipped mints this Valentine’s Day.
8018 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor and 5115 Ventnor Avenue, Margate
Known for its mouth-watering fudge, this candy shop is offering a Valentine’s Day special of homemade chocolate-covered strawberries as well as other sweet treats.
156 NJ-72 W.
Rauhauser’s of Ocean City
Located in Ocean City, this sweet shop has been making candies for 50 years. Order up some yummy treats like red jellies, chocolate roses, and heart-shaped gift boxes.
721 Asbury Avenue