There is nothing quite like a steaming mug of hot chocolate to improve your mood. Add to it a beautiful snowy view and a mix of wintry adventures, and you have the perfect winter day. These artisan chocolatiers are putting their own Eastern Oregon twist on drinking chocolate and other sweet treats perfect for savoring by the fire this winter. Just in time for the season’s first snowflakes.
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Wallowas, Arrowhead Chocolates, in Joseph, fashions its handcrafted truffles and caramels from locally sourced, premium ingredients. Cozy up with a mocha, the chocolatier’s signature drink made with Stumptown espresso shots and warmed chocolate straight from the melter. Then choose an assortment of delectable truffles to fuel your winter adventures. Don’t miss the Huckleberry and Espresso flavors, both are previous winners of the prestigious Good Food Award.
Peterson’s Gallery and Chocolatier blends art and chocolate in its light-filled gallery on Baker City’s historic Main Street. Sample the handmade ganache, truffles, and drinking chocolate as you view works from Pacific Northwest artists. The gallery features a new artist and hosts an opening reception on the first Friday of every month.
Old World Europe meets Old West Pendleton at Alexander’s Chocolate Classics. Nibble your way through Alexander’s collection of handcrafted truffles with flavors like Persian Lemon, Mulled Apple Cider, and Himalayan Pink Rock Salt Caramel. Or sign-up for Chocolate Class and spend the day with Alexander’s talented chocolatiers learning how to craft these tasty morsels yourself.
Inspired by the flavors of the lush Walla Walla Valley, Petits Noirs’ artisan truffles are designed to be savored with a glass of local wine. Choose from seasonal favorites like Pumpkin White Chocolate, Fresh Fig, Cardamom, and Pendleton Whiskey Hazelnut Praline. Pick up a tin of European-style Sipping Chocolate for a sweet souvenir.