Hit the road and follow your taste buds on the Butler County Sweet Tooth Trail, a self-guided tour of local bakeries, ice cream shops, and candy stores. Feel like a kid again, or bring them along, as you savor the flavors of Butler County’s finest chocolate, baked goods, ice cream, shaved ice and even nostalgic candies.
How it works:
Create your own itinerary on this tasty trail and fill up your passport with a specially designed symbol from each participating location. Move on to the next sweet spot at your leisure. Once your passport is complete, bring it to Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau to claim a commemorative prize and be entered into the grand prize drawing for a sweet-themed gift basket!
*Note: The Snowman is open seasonally, from Apr-Sept. You may still turn in your passport when their business is temporarily closed; however all other participating locations must be visited.
Where do you go?
Passports can be picked up at participating Sweet Tooth Trail locations, the Tourism Bureau or any of the Bureau's 35 brochure racks throughout the county.
Claim your prize upon completion at:
Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau
310 E. Grandview Ave.
Zelienople, PA 16063
Share your delightful journey with us by using #SweetExploring. If selected, your photos could get featured on our website, social media platforms or in our marketing materials.
Sweet Tooth Trail Children’s Activities
Enjoy this hands-on, printable activity packet for elementary-aged children. While your family completes the Butler County Sweet Tooth Trail, your kids will be busy recording their favorite sweet treats and special memories along the trail in a written and visual journal activity. They can also discover sweet science experiments, solve sweet math problems, and design their very own sweet treats! Perfect for summer fun, we know you will find something that will intrigue your family!
If you and your child would like to share fun memories completing the Sweet Tooth Trail Children’s Activities, tag us on social media using the hashtag #SweetExploringKids
Sweet Tooth Trail Locations
Let your taste buds lead the way as you discover a wide variety of tasty treats on the Butler County Sweet Tooth Trail. Each location is unique and offers delicious options for everyone to enjoy. Sometimes picking out the perfect pick-me-up can be a bit overwhelming. If you don’t know what to order, trust the experts and try a “fan favorite”.
Butler Area (Visit 2)
Butler Donut Connection
Choose from a variety of scrumptious donuts and pair them with a hot cup of coffee. You can also find freshly made pastries and bagels. Donut Connection in Butler is a nonprofit organization, and the money earned is reinvested in the community which enables them to serve more people and agencies in need.
Fan Favorites: Strawberry Shortcake Donut, Peanut Butter Angel Donut & Boston Cream Donut
Peter's Chocolate Shoppe
They've been passing down the family recipe and chocolate-making techniques since 1938. Their handmade candies and chocolates are produced only from the finest ingredients, and your favorite fillings, creams, caramels and nougats are all made inhouse. Specializes in chocolate covered strawberries, raspberries, blackberries & grapes (advance orders).
Fan Favorites: Chocolate Meltaways, Homemade Salted Caramels and Turtles
Café inspired by a world of magic and highlights local handmade items while serving Boba drinks, real fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, chocolates and fudge all made in house from scratch with a variety of locally sourced ingredients. LGBTQ+ owned shop and are a safe space for all Allie's of and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Our shop is created to be a welcoming and inclusive space for all!
Fan Favorites: Boba drinks
Cranberry Area (Visit 3)
Cranberry Dairy Queen
Known for their soft serve ice cream and signature blizzards, Dairy Queen in Cranberry has always been a crowd pleaser. Choose from a large selection of frozen treats like Dilly Bars, Ice Cream Sundaes, dipped cones and even scrumptious items from DQ Bakes; the ultimate contrast of hot and cold.
Fan Favorites: DQ Ice Cream Cakes, Oreo Blizzard
Millies Homemade Ice Cream
We’re on a mission to #spreadLove in our community through the simple joy of scratch-made ice cream. That means real relationships and real ingredients – always sourced from farmers & artisans and proudly spun into super premium ice cream at Millie’s Ice Cream Works™.
Fan Favorites: Chad's Vanilla, Coffee Break, Peach Sorbet
Watch your ice cream made right before your eyes with a frozen dessert technique popular in Thailand. A cream base is chosen, spread onto an ice pan, then mixed with fresh fruit or other delicious ingredients like cookies, pretzels, Nutella and more. Pick from specials or choose a variety of options to create your perfect creation.
Fan Favorites: “Create Your Own Ice Cream”
Nothing Bundt Cakes
They feature 10 different bundt cake flavors in various sizes such as bite-sized Bundtinis, miniature Bundtlets, and 8" and 10" cakes. Each cake, whether big or small, is crowned with their signature cream cheese frosting; making each bite irresistible.
Fan Favorites: Bundtinis (sold by the dozen) and Bundlets (personal-sized cakes). Top flavors: Red Velvet, White Chocolate, Raspberry & Lemon
Saxonburg Area (Visit 3)
Cozmic Candy Shop
"Your One Stop Candy Shop" We offer Retro & Nostalgic Candy, Premium Chocolates, Hard Ice Cream and Local home of freeze dried sweets.
Fan Favorites: Retro & Nostalgic Candy
Mainstreet Bake Shop
From the second you walk into Mainstreet Bake Shop, you’ll know you’re in for a scrumptious treat. This one-of-a-kind bakery features delicious handmade scones, pastries, pies, cupcakes, donuts, cinnamon rolls and of course their signature wedding cakes.
Fan Favorites: Salted Caramel Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Sugar Cookie
Speckled Hen Chocolate Company
A gourmet chocolate company specializing in making the most unique chocolate items imaginable! They dip fresh strawberries & berry clusters daily, have a full line of handmade chocolates including seasonally inspired cream & butter truffles, and feature 22 different flavors of homemade fudge.
Fan Favorites: Fresh Raspberry/Blackberry tower, Peanut Butter Fudge, Caramel Dipped Chocolate Covered Apple
Valencia Donut Company
Create your own donut masterpiece! Customers can customize their entire donut order from start to finish. First you’ll choose a type of cake donut (vanilla, chocolate or blueberry), then the filling (bavarian cream or raspberry jelly), followed by the icing flavor and toppings! The possibilities are endless at this donut shop.
Fan Favorites: Customize your donut to what you want
Zelienople Area (Visit 3)
You’ll literally feel like a kid in a candy store at Baldingers. As you walk in, you’ll see brightly colored sweets lining the shelves and on table displays. Enjoy browsing their large assortment of nostalgic goodies and even penny candy that only costs one cent. If you’re not looking for sweets, check out all the different cookie cutters and gift baskets available for purchase.
Fan Favorites: Triple-dipped Milk Chocolate Malt Balls and the Gummy Bears Table
This locally owned creamery and dessert shop specializes in homemade ice cream made with natural ingredients. You’ll find a variety of mouthwatering ice cream flavors, as well as seasonal, non-dairy and sugar free options. Be sure to visit their new, charming cafe on Main Street in the heart of Zelienople.
Fan Favorites: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Black Raspberry Chocolate Chunk, Salted Caramel
Sips and Sweets
an array of specialty baked goods such as cookies, cupcakes, cup desserts, mini cakes and more. Sips and Sweets also offers some delicious beverages such as Bubble Tea, Coffee and Smoothies. You can find a balance of the sweet treats along with some healthy eats!
Fan Favorites: Custom cookies and cakes
The Meadows Original Frozen Custard
Open year round, The Meadows serves freshly made frozen custard, frozen yogurt, Italian ice, and a variety of other delicious dessert treats. You’ll always find something new at The Meadows, as they feature new flavors daily for their frozen custard and frozen yogurt.
Fan Favorites: Turtle Sundae and Mocha Shake. Top flavors: Butter Pecan, Dirty Turtle, Peanut Butter Oreo Swirl, and Peanut Butter Meltaway
Harmony Area (Visit 4)
Neff Haus Ice Cream (Seasonal)
Famous destination ice cream shop with desserts such as cookie dough over soft serve, cloud dessert toppings, boba over soft serve, melted cookie dough, and 23 flavors of soft serve and milkshakes. Open April -September.
Fan Favorites: Variety of soft serve flavors
P&B’s Sweets and Eats
Come enjoy the sights and smells at this quaint little Bake Shop in Evans City. They have unique hand pies available in assorted fruits and creams, and also feature a large variety of delicious baked goods made on site daily.
Fan Favorites: Hand Pies and Pecan & Cinnamon Rolls
Tin Man Sweets Bake Shoppe
Award-winning bakery providing fresh sweets daily. You’ll find gelato, chocolates, cupcakes, cakes, breakfast treats, and other specialty desserts. They also offer custom cakes and wedding cakes.
Fan Favorites: Cupcakes
The Snowman (Open Seasonally)
A one-of-a-kind, 13-foot tall roadside attraction in Portersville near Moraine State Park. The menu selection offers a variety of refreshing, frozen treats and 30 flavors of shaved ice (6 sugar free).
Fan Favorites: The Yeti Sundae, Yeti Milkshake, Shaved Ice
The Two Fraus Bakery
Specializes in a variety of breads and “not your average cookies”. This all natural, from scratch bakery, never uses boxed or pre-mixes and keeps their ingredients as local as possible. Enjoy all types of scrumptious treats.
Fan Favorites: Cinnamon rolls and “Pretzel Saturdays”
Wendereusz’s Candy & More
Features gourmet chocolates with a dose of nostalgic charm. You’ll find a variety of sweet treats, hard candies, chocolate covered-bacon, decorated lollipops, and the ever popular old-time candies. Also offers Asher's sugar-free chocolates & Birnn Truffles.
Fan Favorites: Chocolate Dipped Pretzels & Chocolate Pecan/Caramel Turtles
North East Area
The Sweet Gremlin
Family owned and operated bakery offering a wide variety of sweet treats along with gluten friendly and sugar free options. We specialize in making New York Cheesecakes and our signature jumbo cinnamon rolls.
Fan Favorites: Ho Ho Cake, Buckeye Brownies, Lazy Cream Horns, Oatmeal Cream Pies, Cheesecake, Cinnamon Rolls.
The Crow’s Cupboard
Small batch bakery & gift shop in Parker, PA.
Fan Favorites: Cinnamon Rolls
A special thank you to our sponsor, Karski & Spokane Orthodontics, board-certified orthodontists providing fun, experienced care for all ages. Their orthodontists, Dr. David Spokane and Dr. Melissa Karski, offer a range of treatment options for both children and adults, including traditional metal braces, Invisalign®, and early interceptive orthodontics. Contact their office for more information and to book an appointment.
*No purchase necessary. Please check days/hours of operation, and note shops may close once sold out. Limit one passport per visitor. Must be present to have your passport stamped at each location.
*Note: Our Sweet Tooth Trail started with 16 locations, and has expanded to 18. If you have existing cards for the Sweet Tooth Trail, they can still be turned in to claim your prize. You can also attach the updated cards to your current ones. Either option is acceptable.
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