The Charlie Chaplin is one of Buffalo, New York’s most iconic confections. Available in candy shops across the city (including Aléthea’s in Williamsville and King Condrell’s in Kenmore), this hunka-hunka sweet perfection starts with a cloud of homemade marshmallow cream showered in toasted coconut and chopped, roasted cashews, before it is enveloped in rich, nostalgia-inducing chocolate. At Mike’s Homemade Candies, whose proprietary recipe is pictured above, you can order a half-pound log for $9.75 or a 1 lb. brick for $19.50. Go for the latter and cut off slices as you’re ready to eat them—you want the marshmallow insides to be as ooey-gooey fresh as possible.
2110 Clinton St., Buffalo, NY; 716-826-6515.