Halloween is a very important time of year: it’s a time to celebrate all things spooky, pumpkins, costumes; and most importantly, it’s the perfect time to satisfy your sweet tooth. Luckily, OKC has plenty of great and unique options for the candy connoisseur, the donut devotee, pie pros and more.
Oklahoma City has been home to Woody Candy since 1927. It is the oldest candy manufacturer in Oklahoma. Wowzers! The company was started by Lucille and Claude Woody Sr. and is now run by Brian Jackson. Claude Woody Jr. is the company’s president emeritus.
The company prides itself on using the finest ingredients, such as fresh better, cream, and nuts. The selection incudes fudge, brittles, clusters, turtles and their own special concoctions like lemon ice, truffles, lemon-cream almonds and the infamous Aunt Bill’s Brown Candy. For many years around the holidays, the recipe was printed annually in The Oklahoman. In 2014, food columnist Dave Cathey dove into the recipe’s history and even made a batch.
If Woody Candy is too nice and delicious for you to pass out to your trick-of-treaters, keep the company in mind when you plan your Christmas gifts. The gift consultants can create beautiful presentations for all those family members that you may not enjoy being around, but you have to get a gift for anyway.
The candy is available for purchase in person at 922 NW 70th St. or you can order it online.
There’s even locally-made candy along the OKC Streetcar route. At the Bricktown stop, be sure to exit and visit Exhibit C where you can pick up some Bedré Fine Chocolate. Based in Davis, about an hour south of the metro, the company is owned by the Chickasaw Nation.
Bedré Fine Chocolate started more than 40 years ago in Ada, with the candy being made at the former Homer Elementary School. In 2000, the Chickasaw Nation, also based in Ada, purchased the company. The tribe gave Bedré new life with a manufacturing facility right off Interstate 35 (We highly recommend stopping for the free sample.) If you stop on a week day, you can see their candy making experts in action.
At Exhibit C, you can buy candy bars, the company’s famous meltaways, and chocolate-covered gift items.
And if you want to celebrate the holiday with more than candy, there are many places to find your next great dessert.
Cakes, Cupcakes and Pies: Brown's Bakery, Cuppies and Joe, Kitchen No. 324, Green Goodies, Ingrid’s, Leo’s Cakery, La Baguette, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pie Junkie, Pinkitzel, Sara Sara Cupcakes
Ice Cream: Braum’s, Capitals Ice Cream, Roxy’s Ice Cream Social
Fudge: Russell Stover Chocolates, Kernels & Kandies, Stockyards Sarsaparilla, Sweet Prairie Home
Cookies: Brown's Bakery, Cuppies and Joe, Eileen’s Colossal Cookies, Ingrid’s, Insomnia Cookies, Roxy’s Ice Cream Social
Donuts: Brown's Bakery, Kitchen No. 324, Best Donuts, Holey Rollers, Humble Donuts, Hurts Donut, Sweet Mini’s Donut Company