Fern & Elam PetersheimE&A Candies has been a family-owned company since its launch in 1996 when we opened our first store in a small Maryland farmers market. Since that time, we have expanded to sell our homemade treats in farmers markets and retail stores within 6 states.

With over 20 years of candy-making experience, we work to help our visitors relive nostalgic childhood memories and share sweet, classic traditions with those they love. From yummy candies and chocolates to hand-made potato chips and the creamiest fudge you’ll ever taste; we have it all! Stop by our retail store in the heart of Intercourse, PA to experience a one-of-a-kind tour and watch us create delicious chocolates right before your eyes!

Candy doesn’t get much more classic than clear toy. These colorful sweet treats are made when a special blend of sugar and water are heated to the perfect (top secret) temperature and then poured into molds, creating hundreds of fun shapes including trains, flip flops, Santas, rocking horses and more!

DID YOU KNOW? E&A Candies makes over 90,000 clear toy lollipops during the holiday season?!

We take creamy chocolate wafers and melt them down to create smooth, shiny chocolate for our molds. Building these beautifully-shaped chocolates takes some talent, as the temperature and humidity have to be carefully controlled and the molds have to be rotated so that the chocolate forms evenly. Some of our molded chocolates are even painted by hand before the rest of the chocolate is poured. We’re proud to use no automation in this process, and to do things the old-fashioned way... by hand.

Choose your favorite chocolates from hundreds of different shapes and sizes from ballerinas and ducks to dinosaurs and airplanes! (We’ve become quite famous for our 3ft. bunny mold, made with 18-20lbs of chocolate! The crafting of this one takes extra talent, but it is sure to put a huge smile on anyone’s face. Visit our store to see this delicious indulgence in person.

It’s no secret: our fudge has become known as the creamiest and softest around. We make sure that this is the case by creaming it for an extra long time. We pride ourselves on offering classic and unique fudge flavors that are custom to E&A. Throughout the year, we offer more than 50 flavors to happy customers, from chocolate and peanut butter to salted vanilla caramel and mango coconut.

Our fudge should be left at room temperature to maintain its consistency, and it has a shelf-life of 4-6 weeks (if it ever lasts that long without being eaten!)

E&A offers all-natural maple coated nuts made with local maple syrup derived from Potter County, PA. Pouring the golden maple syrup over pecans, almonds, and walnuts creates an old-fashioned, caramelized flavor that is sure to become a fast favorite. This all-natural snack is delicious over salads, in oatmeal, tossed into snack mixes, or served on its own. Available September to January.


Visit our store for an unforgettable experience where you can:

Grab a free taste of our fudge, nut butters (peanut, almond, cashew, cappuccino, butterscotch, and honey roasted peanut butter) and old-fashioned candies.

Watch us work while we do what we do best: make chocolates and candy as we have for over 20 years.

Relive the flavors of your childhood and pass them along to the next generation by browsing our true candy classics, like peanut brittle, horehound drops, butter toasted nuts, French burnt peanuts, coconut macaroons, fresh cotton-candy (made on-site,) and more.

Grab some delicious Asher's chocolates or retro 1970s & 80s candy favorites, like Nerds, Razzles, and candy cigarettes.

Have fun decorating your own lollipop for just .99 cents!

Ask about our beautiful and well-loved gift baskets. We can customize gift basket offerings based on your needs and desires.

Enjoy Lancaster-County made honey (Apiary brand from Strasburg,) jellies, peaches, applesauce, red beets, pickles, relishes, and more--our canned goods are the perfect way to enjoy the unforgettable flavors of farm-fresh, handcrafted treats all year-round. We also offer locally-made snacks, including Zerbe’s homemade potato chips, homemade popcorn, salted sesame sticks, a variety of dried fruits, and chips & salsa.