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5 hot spots for dessert in Hanover-Adams

When you’re looking to satisfy that sweet tooth, Hanover-Adams County has you covered.

From bakeries to ice cream shops, the borough and its neighboring townships work hard to offer delectable treats to customers.

Check out these five options next time you’re in the area:

Jacqueline’s Bakeshop and Café

What: Cupcakes, cheese puffs, brownies and muffins.

Those are just some of the multitude of fresh treats available for customers to enjoy, which owner Jacqueline Adams whips up right on site.

Guests are greeted with brightly-colored walls and miscellaneous, quirky art décor on the walls. Grab your treat to go or take a seat inside and enjoy the sweet smell of delicious goodies all around.

You’re sure to never get bored with the desserts available, as new additions are continually created.

Where: 1785 Baltimore Pike, West Manheim Township

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact: (717) 637 – 2253

Sweet Treats Bakery of Hanover

What: Looking for a unique taste? Try Sweet Treats Bakery.

The shop has created a variety of donuts in the past, which flavors have included coffee bun, coconut ring, apple filled with cinnamon sugar and strawberry filled. In addition, fresh cobblers are made that vary in flavors from peach to blueberry.

Try some fudge or popcorn too, as well as homemade candy. Whatever you’re craving, this bakery is sure to please everyone’s taste buds.

Where: 1055 Baltimore St., Penn Township

Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact: (717) 634 – 5765

Crabb's Tropical Treat

What: Cool yourself off with some ice cream at this long-time establishment.

Instead of just getting a scoop in a cone, try a float, shake, boat or sundae. Not in the mood for a regular banana boat? How about trying a strawberry one?

As for sundaes, there’s just something about Crabb's Tropical Treat ice cream that will have you coming back for more. You won't know until you try.

Dig in on the outside patio or right from your car, with Crabbs' drive-up feature in which waitresses deliver your treats directly to you.

Where: 2279 Carlisle Pike, Hanover

Hours: Monday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m.

Contact: (717) 632 – 3977

Video: "It's the Fat Boy."
Opening day at Crabb's Tropical Treat.
Shane Dunlap, The Evening Sun

Half Pint Creamery – McSherrystown

What: A few minutes from Hanover, Half Pint Creamery’s inviting teal walls are waiting for you to come inside.

Dive into a smorgasbord of ice cream, from mint chocolate chip to salted caramel pretzel and even a Lucky Charms flavor.

However, Half Pint’s homemade flavors are constantly changing, so make sure to grab yourself a pint if you find an ice cream your taste buds can’t live without.

Where: 3780 Centennial Road, Conewago Township

Hours: Daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Contact: (717) 634 – 5459

New Oxford Coffee Company

What: Enjoy a sweet treat with a cup o’ joe here on New Oxford’s circle.

Danishes, cookies, a German Apple Walnut coffee cake, scones, pies and biscotti are just a few of the coffee company’s goodies for purchase.

What’s more, most pastries are available gluten free if need be.

If you’re in the mood for something warm, head to the company’s expanded area right beside it called Holey Joe’s Café and try a melt-in-your-mouth hot doughnut.

Where: 16 Center Square, New Oxford

Hours: Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: (717) 479 – 5544