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A Sweet Tooth's Guide to Spokane 

Hankering for something sweet? These locally made treats will satisfy your sugary cravings

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1 | Warm up this winter with a cup of Chocolate Apothecary's drinking chocolate, a cozy concoction of ground chocolate and steamed milk. If you're craving a kick, try the "Spicy Maya" flavor, made with cayenne pepper and pasilla chiles. $3.50 to $4.50 for a 12 oz. cup

621 W. Mallon

324-2424 | chocolateapothecary.com

2 | Blanketed in frosting made from scratch, Donut Parade's pillowy, sticky-sweet maple bars are so popular, they're always served hot and fresh. For an even more sinful treat, try the Flatliner, a maple bar topped with bacon and stuffed with sausage. $1.25 to $2.50 each

2152 N. Hamilton

487-9003 | donutparade.com

3 | Voted best in the region by Inlander readers, Sweet Frostings' moist, fluffy cupcakes are as darling as they are delicious. With plenty of flavors — like salted caramel, red velvet and toasted coconut — that rotate daily, try choosing just one! $3 each, $33 for a dozen

15 S. Washington

242-3845 | sweetfrostingsbakeshop.com

4 | You can have your whole cake or just eat a slice at Just American Desserts. Try a slice of German chocolate cake with coconut-walnut filling, or a piece of Washington apple cake, filled with chunks of Granny Smith apple. Then you'll know exactly which dessert to choose for your next birthday or celebration. $4.25 a slice

213 S. University, Spokane Valley

927-2253 | justamericandesserts.net

5 | Sweet, light and airy, Madeleine's Parisian macaroons are perfectly paired with a cup of café au lait. A popular staple at the French café, these dainty, pastel-colored meringue cookies come in a variety of ever-changing flavors, including coconut, blackberry lemon, and pistachio. $1.25 each

707 W. Main [NOW CLOSED]

624-2253 | madeleines-spokane.com

6 | After dinner at Luna, take home a bag of the South Hill fine-dining establishment's famous fleur de sel cookies for dessert. These dense, crumbly shortbread treats are doused with a sprinkling of kosher salt to complement their strong chocolate flavor. $6 per package

5620 S. Perry

448-2383 | lunaspokane.com

7 | Bruttles' soft peanut butter brittle is legendary: Unlike traditional peanut brittle, the confections at this local institution are creamy and flaky — and don't stick to your teeth. Each bite almost melts in your mouth. $7.50 for an 8 oz. box

828 W. Sprague

624-2394 | bruttles.com

8 | You'd never guess that Boots Bakery & Lounge's boozy brownies are both vegan and gluten-free. These dense, chewy squares are finished off post-bake with a generous drizzle of alcohol — a sinful combination of potato vodka, Oakheart spiced rum and coffee liqueur. $3.95

24 W. Main

703-7223 | bootsbakery.com

9 | On a hot summer day, nothing's better than a cold, rich scoop of Brain Freeze ice cream. At the Kendall Yards parlor, you'll find two dozen classic and creative flavors — like Mexican chocolate, caramel cashew and maple bacon — and a few vegan options. $4 for one large scoop

1238 W. Summit Pkwy

321-7569 | facebook.com/brainfreezecreamery

10 | Featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, it's no wonder that Chaps' blueberry muffin French toast won Guy Fieri's seal of approval. Served on a plate with potatoes and bacon, this decadent twist on a classic is slathered with blueberry cream-cheese frosting. $9.50

4237 S. Cheney-Spokane Rd.

624-4182 | chapsgirl.com

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