Beyond the pumpkin: 5 places to order the perfect pumpkin-free treat

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Apple pecan cinnamon roll from Great Harvest Bread Co. Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

Fall may be known for pumpkin flavored everything, but there are so many other amazing ingredients out there that are worth your while. Diversify your autumnal cravings this year with this guide to pumpkin-free fall treats taking over menus around the greater Birmingham area.

1. Birmingham Candy Company

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Caramel + nuts make the perfect candy apple. Photo via Birmingham Candy Company

Fall begins with that first soul-pleasing crunch into a fresh candy apple. Where can you find the best in the Magic City? It’s gotta be The Birmingham Candy Shop.

This sweet local shop offers a variety of mouthwatering candy apple coatings like caramel, chocolate and nuts. Which will you choose?

Address: 1821 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11AM-6PM
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2. Cinnaholic

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Try the Fluffernutter. Photo via Cinnaholic Hoover Lee Branch’s Facebook page

Love a cozy fall day cuddling on the couch? Put the experience over the top with an amazing cinnamon roll from Cinnanolic.

As one of the latest sweet shops in the greater Birmingham area, Cinnaholic is the newest must-try—and believe me, you won’t be disappointed.

Here’s what’s on the seasonal menu:

  • Caramel Apple Pie Roll: caramel frosting topped with fresh apples, pecans, homemade pie crumble + caramel sauce.
  • Fluffernutter Roll: peanut butter + marsmhamallow frosting topping with marshmallows, homemade peanut butter cups + chocolate sauce

Can’t decide? Order the Baker’s Box and receive a customized box of rolls with a variety of frostings and toppings. Bet ya can’t eat just one!

Address: 270 Doug Baker Blvd, Ste 300, Birmingham, Alabama 35242
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10AM-9PM | Friday-Sunday, 11AM-9PM
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Birmingham, Cookie Dough Magic
Don’t lay a finger on this Butterfinger Cookie Dough. Photo via Cookie Dough Magic’s Facebook page

As store shelves overflow with bags upon bags of Halloween candy, Cookie Dough Magic is taking your love for candy bars to new tasty heights with Butterfinger Cookie Dough.

Velvety smooth with small Butterfinger crumbles throughout, this is sure to be your new fall favorite.

Grab it fast! This menu item is only available during the month of October.

Address: 400 41st St S, Suite 102, Birmingham, AL 35222
Hours: Tuesday, Noon-9PM | Friday, Noon-10PM | Sunday, 1-8PM
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Birmingham, Cookie Fix
You can almost taste this photo. Photo via Cookie Fix’s Facebook page

Got cookies on the brain? Cookie Fix in Homewood will satisfy your cravings.

Back on the menu this fall is one of the shops most popular flavors—ginger molasses. Warm, sweet and robust, prepare to close your eyes as you take in its yummy smells and tastes.

Other flavors to consider this fall:

  • S’mores Please: semi-sweet chocolate chips, marshmallows, cinnamon + sea salt
  • Monster Mash: semi-sweet chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, fall M&Ms, marshmallows, caramel bits + sea salt.
  • Salted Caramel Toffee: caramel bits, health bits, semi-sweet chocolate chips + sea salt

For those upcoming fall parties, order dough from Cookie Fix’s baked and frozen menu. Just order, pick up and bake incredible cookies at home.

Address: 2854 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM | Saturday, 11AM-5PM
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5. Great Harvest Bread Co.

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Oh. My. Deliciousness. Photo via Great Harvest Bread Co Trussville’s Facebook page

Apples and cinnamon make the ultimate fall combo. If you’re seeking an autumn goodie that will make your insides smile, swing by Great Harvest Bread Co in Trussville for an apple pecan cinnamon roll or apple cinnamon muffin. You won’t regret it!

Address: 218 Main St #110, Trussville, AL 35173
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 7AM-6PM | Saturday, 7AM-4PM
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What’s your all-time favorite fall treat in Birmingham? Let us know where to satisfy our cravings on social at @BhamNow on Facebook and Instagram, or @Now_Bham on Twitter.