Better than a Box of Chocolates

I have a huge sweet tooth and holidays of any kind are a great excuse to indulge! Whether you’re showing your mom, bestie, or girlfriend some love, I have some sweet treat recommendations that are so much better than a box of chocolates!


1. Susie Cakes


With several locations all over California, these baked goods will remind you of baking with your grandma. This is the owner’s goal because these recipes are straight from her grandma’s kitchen! You will find cupcakes in all of the classic flavors, moist cookies, the most decadent cake slices you can imagine, and some nutty treats, as well.

2. Sidecar Doughnuts


Who doesn’t love doughnuts? There’s a reason that hoards of people gather outside of their OC location every Sunday morning. Their classic and seasonal doughnuts are all to die for! You have to show up early to get your pick of the lot, but it is totally worth it!

Expert tip: One of the best doughnuts is the Green Eggs and Ham, but they run out soon after opening, so get there early and come hungry!


3. Compartes Chocolatier

10958285_282543208536612_1859307102_nOk, ok. I know I said that I would highlighting desserts that were better than a box of chocolates, but this box of chocolate truffles from Compartes is the absolute best of the best if you want to go the traditional route.


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