The Chocolate Lover's Guide To Chicago

Spring is in the air (sort of, kind of). The birds have started chirping, and some of us have been lucky enough to catch our first glimpses of green — and we don’t mean the St. Paddy’s Day revelers in Wrigleyville. Best of all, this time of year calls for candy and chocolate. While some sacrifice treats in preparation for Easter or Passover, others can’t help but indulge their chocolate cravings all season long.

That's why we’ve scoured Chicago's restaurants, bakeries, and candy shops to uncover some of the most delicious, beautiful, and chocolate-laden sweets around town — from chocolate-marshmallow eggs to unique cupcakes, rich chocolate cakes, and even chocolate doughnuts. Ahead, see the best places to indulge your sweet tooth.