About Sweets by 5ftLatina

***Thank you for your support and patronage during the last five years. As of February 27, 2017 Sweets by 5ftLatina is closed.***

Sweets by 5ftLatina is a home-based confectionery business specializing in small-batch and custom chocolate confections with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.  We are happy to work with you on custom creations for events and fundraisers.


The story of Sweets:

“In late 2011, I decided I wanted to make some peppermint bark for my husband because he likes peppermint bark and because every recipe I read online said it was soooo easy—just melt chocolate and pour it into a pan. Well, sure, it was easy, but the bark wouldn’t stay solid unless it had just come out of the refrigerator, and it melted as soon as we touched it. So I started looking for more information about chocolate and found a wealth of resources online and in print about tempering—the process of heating and cooling chocolate so it’s solid at room temperature, glossy, and doesn’t turn into a gooey mess the second you touch it. I did make a lovely, properly-tempered peppermint bark, and I was curious to see what else I could do with tempered chocolate. I decided to start the new year off by making truffles for the first time—peppermint white chocolate ganache enrobed in dark chocolate. I was hooked! I had so many ideas about things I wanted to create with chocolate, but I realized something vital to my continued experimentation…someone was going to have to eat it all! And so Sweets by 5ftLatina was born.”

-Kathryn James, Owner and Confectionery Diva


Sweets by 5ftLatina is registered with the state of Arizona’s Home Baked and Confectionery Goods Program. All confections offered for sale are prepared in a home kitchen under the guidelines set out by the program. If you follow a special diet or have food allergies, our confections may not be suitable for you. Please contact us at Sweets [at] 5ftLatina [dot] com for more information.