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Arizona's Best Sweets: Flagstaff

From Nutella bark to French crullers, Arizona has plenty of reasons to eat dessert first. Here, we round up some of the best sweets in Flagstaff. Also be sure to check out our stories about the Best Sweets in Phoenix and the Best Sweets in Tucson.

Nutella Bark Chocolate at The Sweet Shoppe Candy Store

From candied apples and fudge to the gelato made by a second-generation Italian family, The Sweet Shoppe specializes in just about anything your sweet tooth might crave. You can even make your own pixie sticks at the Pucker Powder Dispenser.

The artisan chocolates are a must-try, according to co-owner Blake Rolley. Choose from roasted-coconut caramels, Nutella bark and the crunchy-gooey "Bears."

French Cruller at Tourist Home All Day Café

"You have to have a French cruller at least once," says Pastry Chef Kat Biemann. "Once they have it, some guests don't ever switch to anything else."

Tourist Home All Day Café isn't strictly confined to confections, but it has cultivated a following impressive enough to earn lines out the door on weekends. Pastries are baked fresh daily, and the weekends feature special themes like pretzels, doughnuts and cinnamon rolls.

Lemon Bar at Mozelle's Downtown Bakery

After carving out a successful business baking wedding and special occasion cakes, this family-owned spot now offers up everything from chocolate eclairs and sticky buns to a rotating selection of freshly baked cookies and pies.

The perfectly tart lemon bar is one of the more popular crowd-pleasers. With a firm but chewy crust and a light, lemony flavor, this treat goes fast. Stop by the shop early to snag one – or three.

Elizabeth Exline

About the Author: Elizabeth Exline

Elizabeth Exline is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in local and national publications.

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