Your wish list is about to get a whole lot longer.
These Toronto confectioners, bakers, and chocolatiers have been busy as elves these last few weeks crafting festive sweets for the holidays.
Whether searching for the perfect dessert to cap off a holiday feast or in need of a pretty present for a sweet tooth on your list, here’s where to find the best holiday treats in Toronto.
So cute and made entirely of chocolate. Just like Santa, you’re going to need at least eight of them to help you make it through the holiday season.
Address: 780 Queen Street West, Toronto
Address: 1099 Yonge Street, Toronto
Address: The PATH, Richmond Adelaide Centre, Toronto
Address: Yorkdale Mall, 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto
Artisan candies spun from sugar feature Frosty the Snowman’s smiling face.
Address: 3360 Yonge Street, Toronto
Christmas and Hannukah fall on the same day this year. Need the ultimate Christmaskah dessert? This doughnut-gingerbread mash-up totally fits the bill.
Address: 3429 Yonge Street, North York
Dark chocolate ornaments filled with mix of maple and salted butter caramel corn, peanuts and pretzels are way too pretty to hang on the tree.
Address: Find them at Saks Food Hall by Pusateri’s, 176 Yonge Street, Toronto
This holiday cake features a winter scene and is made of Madagascar vanilla mousse, macaron café, sablé Breton and white chocolate.
Address: 3467 Yonge Street, Toronto; 477 Queen Street West, Toronto
One of Toronto top chocolatiers has traded in her signature skull-shaped designs for something appropriately festive at this time of year.
Savour the season with these gingerbread flavoured toffees enveloped in top tier chocolate from this bean-to-bar maker.
Address: 443 King Street West, Toronto
Address: Distillery District, 32 Tank House Lane, Toronto
A macaron tree is sure to be a showstopper on the dessert table this season. Order online from this pastry chef and former Masterchef Canada contestant.
Austrian Christmas cookies can be found on the counter at two location of Bobbette and Belle.
Address: 1121 Queen Street East, Toronto; 3347 Yonge Street, Toronto
Yule love this Christmas Log made of coffee mousse and chocolate sponge then iced in fudge frosting.
Address: 420 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
Dried fruits and spices in a mini pie shell are in store (and available for sale online) from this Kiwi-inspired pie company.
Address: 43 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
This limited edition box set features the ultimate assortment of holiday flavours. Each box contains chocolates in flavours like coffee-cinnamon bun, sticky toffee pudding, orange-spruce, egg nog-cognac, rosemary salted caramel, peppermint-creme fraiche, Irish cream-hazelnut, mulled wine, and. chestnut-marshmallow-cherry.
Address: 1132 College Street, Toronto
Topped in festive Christmas-coloured sprinkles, these cupcakes are ready to party whenever you are.
Delicate French meringue sandwiches in an assortment of festive flavours and colours can be packed up for easy gifting from this grand cafe.
Chocolate barks are a staple at Christmas time but delicious year-round. Find them for sale at this chocolate shop located just off The Danforth.
Address: 176 Hampton Avenue, Toronto
Panettone often gets a bad wrap, though this Italian bakery from the Terroni family of restaurant might just redeem your opinion. Find it three flavours, Classico, Cioccolato, and Pandoro, made from scratch with fresh free-range eggs, butter and vanilla beans.
Baileys is the tipple of choice in my household each holiday. These macarons might just be the perfect
alternative addition to spiking that next espresso.
Pistachio mousse, hazelnut marzipan, raspberry jam and chocolate cake all contribute to this seductive dessert from this French patisserie in Parkdale.
This Queen West bake shop devotes its attention entirely to eclairs. From the Christmas collection, this choux pastry made with alunga cremeux with earl grey and candied ginger.
Address: 717 Queen Street West, Toronto
This classic pudding is a ultra sweet and sticky thanks to the inclusion of dates, raisins, currants in the recipe.
Address: 635 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
This shortbread specialist is a Toronto institution first founded in 1981. The hand-made, small-batch shortbread cookies a tradition in many households around the holidays and also make for excellent gifts.