Lee used his father’s motto of “Never Change your Quality,” which is the motto we still use today.
—Lee’s Candies

chocolate being poured

Boise Based
Candy Company

As a family-owned and operated business, Lee’s Candies has been a Boise tradition for over 75 years and has been passed down through three generations. It was founded by Lee Nokleby in 1947 using the recipes his father, LG, developed while apprenticing in different confectioneries across the country.

Lee’s Candies was a huge success, and in 1972 it moved from its Jefferson Street location to the brand-new Vista Village Shopping Center. Lee retired in 1983 and passed the business on to his son Curtis. Curtis continued the tradition, adding a few new flavors but maintaining the motto “Never Change Your Quality.

In 2020 Curtis found himself ready to retire and passed the reins onto a new family. Father/daughter duo Ken and Katie Fernandez took over the tradition of providing delicious, hand-made candy for the Boise area and beyond.


Chocolates & Candies

Lee’s Candies is known for its high-quality chocolates, which are made using traditional recipes and techniques. We offer a wide variety of chocolate products, including truffles, chocolate creams, chocolate-covered nuts and fruits, caramels, and more. We also offer seasonal products like chocolate Easter eggs and Halloween treats.

Chocolate & Service

We believe quality should extend throughout our business, so we use only the highest quality chocolate and ingredients and provide high-quality customer service.

Our goal is for each of our customers to leave our store with a smile on their face, whether in-person or online. If we can create something for our customers, we will!

  • Katie gave us a tour behind the scenes on how the magical process happens. It was so cool. The kids loved it. I’ve been going to Lee’s for ever and had never got to see behind the scenes. Wonderful place to buy your local treats!
    Lance S
  • Go here if you are looking for excellent customer service paired with quality handmade chocolates. This shop has a dedicated owner who oversees the daily functionality of this local business. I will be returning for more treats as gifts for Christmas!
    Mindy L
  • Delicious candy and great service. So many good ones I can’t pick just one favorite. I have like eight! Most everything comes in milk and dark. They gift wrap and make custom boxes in all sizes. Love supporting local businesses.
    Monica K