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10 Valentine Gifts from Metro Phoenix Bakeries and Candy Shops

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Still stuck on what to get your special someone for Valentine's Day? Skip the same old box of chocolates and check out our list of locally made confections.

See also: The 10 Weirdest Chocolates for Your Valentine

Essence Bakery and Café Now through February 14, pick up a Valentine's Day treat box for $7.95, filled with cookies, macarons, brownies, and other pastries.

Urban Cookies Get Urban Cookies pink French macarons filled with raspberry cream cheese or chocolate ganache in a gift jar for $14.29. Their "Box of Chocolates" are different from the rest and feature 12 different types of chocolate cupcakes such as s'mores, Mexican chocolate, German chocolate and strawberry chocolate. They are available now through Valentine's Day for $2.95 each or $34.34 for a dozen.

Cerreta Fine Chocolates Their Valentine's Day assortments range from chocolate-coated cream truffes, French mini truffles and chocolate dipped strawberries. Milk chocolate boxes and heart boxes are also available. Cerreta's will also be at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire February 7 to 9.

Julia Baker Confections How can you go wrong with white chocolate caramel? For $20, Julia's Valentine's box special comes in a pink purse with dark and white chocolate caramel hearts and cake truffles.

Tracy Dempsey Desserts Place your order at Tracy's before February 10 to make sure you don't miss out on bacon or chocolate. For $25, the "I love you more than bacon" package comes with bacon pecan brittle, bacon breakfast cookie, peanut butter and bacon truffles and bacon pecan brittle popcorn crunch. If chocolate is more your lover's thing, go for the "I love you more than chocolate" pack, also $25, with assorted chocolate truffles, chocolate cookies with raspberry cream, chocolate caramels, dark chocolate cupcake and a chocolate and graham dipped marshmallow.

Karl's Quality Bakery and The Baker's Daughter Even though both bakeries are in the middle of relocating, Karl's is selling cookies, and the Baker's Daughter is selling her truffles at the French Grocery.

Le Napoleon Pastries and Cakes Spell out your affections with macroons that spell out different sayings, like "Happy Valentine's Day," or try some strawberry and raspberry cheese cones or chocolate cookies.

Merci French Café and Pastries Sometimes savory is the way to go, and Merci Café is now taking reservations for their three-course Valentine's Dinner for $21.99 per person. The selections are different from their regular menu, and entrée choices are rib eye or beef bourguingnon. They are taking special orders for cakes, and have a buy five, get one free on all their macaroons.

Super Chunk Sweets and Treats For $36, the confectionary is selling a Valentine's Care Package filled with chocolate bacon caramel corn, duck fat toffee, dulce de leche caramels, strawberry fudge and other sweet treats. Only 50 packages were put together, so get yours before they're sold out.

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