About Us

Dan’s Homemade Candies is the second longest running business in Joliet, opening its doors in 1919. After having three previous owners, Dan’s is now currently owned and operated by the Nelson family in Joliet. Five of six sisters work side by side to bring you some of the finest gourmet chocolates, made from real ingredients, and real chocolate! While some confectionary stores offer you chocolate flavored items, Dan’s brings you the real deal!

Our selections include homemade caramels, English Toffee, cream centers in many varieties, Dandies (pecan and caramel), as well as sugar free selections and truffles, just to name a few! Dan’s offers a large selection of solid, molded items in white, milk and dark chocolate, for every day, holidays, or special events.

Fall brings our caramel apples. By using only Jonathan apples we create a sweet and tart flavor combination that people crave all year round- sorry, they are only available once a year!

The Christmas season is a flurry of chocolate molds; from chocolate suckers, to a solid Christmas tree or Santa, a toy soldier or snowman, you’re bound to find something that will fill everyone’s Christmas stocking. We also have many different assorted boxes to choose from for every sweet tooth on your Christmas list.

Valentine’s Day offers heart shaped boxes filled with your favorite selection of candy. Or, choose from pre-packed varieties along with many solid chocolate molds to choose from.

Easter is springing with chocolate eggs and baskets in different sizes and colors, filled with your favorite Dan’s candy pieces.

Mother’s Day offers delicious strawberries covered in white, milk or dark chocolate available through the month of May.

Please visit us at one of our three locations:

229 E. Cass St, Joliet, IL

1003 Plainfield Rd, Joliet, IL

And 11400 Lincoln Highway in Mokena, IL!

We will be happy to help you pick out a new favorite Dan’s treat!