There might be few things better in this world than fudge. For people with a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with this tasty treat.
Now, if you aren’t already a fudge connoisseur you might not realize just how many amazing homemade fudge shops there are across the country. That’s especially true in places that aren’t traditionally considered tourist destinations, including South Dakota.
There are plenty of things to do and see in South Dakota, including Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead. But while you’re driving around checking out all the sites, you might want to carry a few snacks with you and you definitely don’t want to forget dessert.
Here are some of our favorite spots for homemade fudge in South Dakota.
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It was suggested to stop at "Turtle Town- Fudge, Fine Candies, and Coffee" in Hill City. I'm being good and opted for a quest bar and Americano but grabbed these goodies to bring home and eat with my hubby ❤️ Giant marshmallow covered in tiger butter(pb/choco coating) two peanut butter truffles, a wedding cake truffle, and a white chocolate giant pb cup..😁
Turtle Town is a South Dakota institution. In fact, some say it makes the best fudge in the entire world. That means it has to be at the top of your list.
This chocolate shop has two locations, one in Keystone, South Datoka, not far from Mount Rushmore and the other in Hill City, right in the heart of the Black Hills National Forest.
All the fudge here is made the old fashioned way with copper kettles and there are nearly two dozen different flavors for you to try.
Custer County Candy Company
Tucked into the Black Hills, you’ll find Custer County Candy Company. In addition to a variety of sweet treats, the chocolatiers here make their own fudge by hand.
Pay a visit and you’ll find twelve different flavors of fudge, ranging from traditional chocolate to vanilla walnut and toasted coconut.
For a slightly different experience, but no less satisfying, you can check out Choco Latte in Brookings, South Dakota, not far from the Minnesota border. Rather than being a traditional bakery or candy shop, Choco Latte is a coffee shop that specializes in hand made drinks and treats.
Of course, some of those treats include fudge. All of the fudge is homemade and you’ll find fourteen different flavors here. So, it’s a great destination to stop and relax for an hour or two with an afternoon pick me up.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
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Rapid City, South Dakota is just outside the Black Hills National Forest. Here, you’ll find the Rocky Mountain Chocloate Factory is a local favorite for all sorts of sweets, fudge included.
All the fudge is made in the old fashioned style so it’s very rich and creamy. There are a variety of flavors in the shop plus other treats including candy apples, toffee, and truffles.
Pack Some To Go
No tour of South Dakota is complete without doing at least a little fudge tasting along the way. Regardless of which city, town, or National Park you find yourself in, delicious fudge in South Dakota is never too far away. Once you find your favorite, order extra so you can bring it home, you won’t regret it!