Ali, Scott and Violet Yahnke, the family behind Snowshoe Candy Co photo by  Leslie Swan Photography

Ali, Scott and Violet Yahnke, the family behind Snowshoe Candy Co
photo by Leslie Swan Photography

Snowshoe Candy Co. is a creative exploration of caramels, candies and other things to make winter warmer. Having grown up in Southeastern Wisconsin, I am quite familiar with cold and snow-covered winter days that slip into nights. My Poppa, master of caramel making in our family, has been making his special recipe for many years. I have fond memories of tasty, sweet caramels melting in my mouth and warming my soul through the winter months at home. While visiting my Mema and Poppa at their home for Thanksgiving one year, my Poppa shared his sacred recipe with me and taught me the craft of caramel making. I have been making them since, but only once the weather cools, the leaves change and drop, and only until the first signs of spring. The seasonal significance of caramels is important to me; making them in the spring and summer months would surely not yield as satisfying of a treat!

While caramels were my first candy-making love, I also enjoy making other sweet treats and crafted items that warm up our bellies and our homes. Stay tuned for more of these adventures.

So strap on some snowshoes, go for a hike in the snowy woods and pack some caramels in your pockets for a sweet treat to warm you up on your adventure!

Ali Clark Yahnke
candy maker + crafter

in the press

A Season for Caramels
Featured on PBS: Victory Garden's Edible Feast

Meet Get Started Omaha Winner Ali Clark from Snowshoe Candy Co.
Featured on, Summer 2017

Snowshoe Candy Co. wins $10K in prizes at Get Started Omaha
Featured on Silicon Prairie News, Spring 2017

Candy startup wins $10,000 in 'Get Started Omaha' pitch contest
Featured in the Omaha World Herald, Spring 2017

Becoming a Farmer
Featured in Edible Omaha, Spring 2017

Turning Passion into Profitable Business
Featured on KETV, Winter 2016

Kitchen Council Aims to Grow Local Food Startups in Bluffs
Featured in the Daily Nonpareil, Winter 2016

The Sweet Life
Featured on Thinking Smaller, Winter 2016

Foodie With A Flair
Featured in Marquette Magazine, Summer 2015

A Season for Caramels
Featured in Victory Garden + Perennial Plate + Edible Communties, PBS 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide
Featured in Edible Omaha, Fall 2014

map of ingredients 

Our ingredients are sourced from small, local businesses, when possible. As a small scale candy maker (and farmer in the summer months), we believe in supporting other small producers in our region -- and we think it makes a pretty darn good candy as well!