Each bite is a fresh delight!

Cupid Candies is well-known throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest for its premium handcrafted chocolates made "fresh" daily, never frozen. 

Experience our world-famous, handcrafted desserts. You won't regret it one bit!

In December 2020, Brown Sugar Bakery acquired the iconic Cupid Candies Factory, established in 1936, to continue the tradition of creating hand-crafted chocolates, blending old and new, for a diverse partnership that supports economic development on Chicago's southwest side.  Stephanie Hart, Founder, and CEO of Brown Sugar Bakery started her journey with her first Chicago bakery in 2004.  Since then, she has developed a loyal client base that appreciates the "love" they taste in all of her cakes.  More "love" is headed your way, so stay tuned for new "dangerously delicious" recipes that are sure to "tantalize the tastebuds".  

In addition to her award-winning cakes, Stephanie Hart has curated a line of gourmet hand-crafted chocolates, perfect for any occasion.  

Brown Sugar Bakery delivers on its promise with amazing cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, cobblers, cookies, pies, and more. Specialty sweets include sweet potato pie, peach cobbler, and bread pudding with a wide variety of cake flavors to choose from. With award-winning baked goods, Brown Sugar prides itself on being part of the joyous occasions among families, helping to create the "taste" of sweet memories.  

Together we celebrate life, love, and family. 


The Stefanos secret family recipes, still in use today, we continue to use only the finest ingredients, dairy cream and butter, premium nuts, real chocolate, and natural flavors, the reason generations of local residents have grown to love the chocolate they remember from their childhood.  Under Brown Sugar Bakery's leadership, all your favorites are here to stay!

You'll always enjoy the friendly, courteous service you've come to expect.  Our team will help you make a selection, for yourself or that special someone, with seasonally-themed wrapped gift boxes just right for any occasion.  Whether you need a two-piece favor box, Deluxe Assortment, and now Cakes, Cupid Candies has you covered.

Family-owned and operated since 1936, Cupid Candies was a family-owned business founded by Paul Stefanos to manufacture quality chocolates, nuts, candies, and ice cream.  80+ years later, Cupid Candies still serves Chicagoland residents from their retail locations. 

The Stefanos Brothers, Paul & Leo, came to the United States from Messinia Greece in the 1930s and went on to “make confectionary history" in Chicago.  Paul opened Cupid Candies, which to this day flourishes in Chicago's southwest side neighborhoods.  Paul's brother Leo invented the famous Dove ice cream bar, and sold to M&M/Mars, Inc.  Cupid Candies was managed by Paul's son John Stefanos, and now by Brown Sugar Bakeries, Founder & CEO, Stephanie Hart. 

Cupid Candies' first store was at 79th and Ashland where only fudge, toffee, and popcorn were sold, but by 1940 Paul and his wife Pauline opened another store at 3207 W. 63rd Street along with a small manufacturing plant to expand. Due to continued growth, they moved to 3143 W. 63rd Street, in 1946, expanding again in 1956 with a new plant at 7637 S. Western Avenue, where they still operate today. They also operated two "old fashioned" ice cream and soda fountain shops in Oak Lawn and Orland Park.

In the 1970s, Cupid Candies entered into wholesale and private label markets, supplying dozens of independent candy shops throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest with both regular and sugar-free chocolates. Some of their private label customers have included Crate & Barrel, Figi's, Inc of Marshfield, WI, and Golden Farm Candies of South Bend, IN, who offer a complete line of sugar-free chocolates distributed nationally. They have also produced Marshall Field’s famous “Frango Mints” line. Expansion continued through the 2000s servicing Hospital & Floral Gift Shops, Gift Basket Companies, Boutique Grocers, and more.

Brown Sugar Bakeries & Cupid Candies' commitment to quality and continued expansion allows them to serve their fresh, handcrafted premium chocolates and cakes to an expanded customer base throughout the Midwest. 

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Place your order online, by phone, or visit us at one of our convenient storefronts. 


7637 South Western Avenue328 E. 75th Street
Mon-Thu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM12:00 noon - 9:00 PM, 7 days a week