As Canadians, there's nothing that makes our hearts sing more than poutine, plaid, and of course, butter tarts. This perfectly gooey dessert comes in all sorts of flavours and, as it turns out, all sorts of forms. You can indulge in even more buttery goodness with these unique twists on the patriotic dessert. Put on your finest flannel and try some of Ontario's butter tart desserts that aren't actually tarts.
Canadians may be more than just a little obsessed with this sweet goodie.
In Ontario, there are entire bakeries and festivals dedicated to the sweet, syrupy treat.
There are also several spots that have taken the national token to a whole new level.
You can indulge in all sorts of butter tart flavoured desserts across the province.
Sip creamy butter tart milkshakes, or bite into a fluffy butter tart donut which is every Canadian's dream come true.
If you'd rather stick to the classic tart form, you need to visit this bakery that cooks only the classic treat.
You can find all sorts of flavours, from Mint Orea to Chai.
Toronto also has several spots where you can find cheesecake flavoured treats to indulge your sweet tooth even further.
Why not give some of these butter tarts themed desserts a try, eh?
Brett's Ice Cream
Cuisine: Ice cream
Address: 1698 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Brett's Ice Cream is currently open for pick-up, and you can get an entire pint of premium handmade Butter Tart Ice Cream at this spot.
Maple Leaf Fudge
Address: 114 Queen St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Why You Need To Go: Fudge never tasted better than this! The Butter Tart Fudge features rich brown sugar and golden raisins.
Crazy 8 Barn
Address: 14226 Talbot Trail Palmyra, Muirkirk, ON
Why You Need To Go: This unique octagon barn sells butter tart sundaes that are both patriotic and delicious.
Cuisine: American, all-day breakfast
Address: 295 Main St. E., Milton, ON
Why You Need To Go: This retro diner sells all sorts of over-the-top milkshakes, including a creamy butter tart one.
Bitten On Locke
Address: 219 Locke St. S., Hamilton, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can satisfy your sweet tooth with the new Maple Pecan Butter Tart Cookie Dough Kabob. Available Saturdays and Sundays.
Lady Glaze Donuts
Cuisine: Donuts, ice cream
Address: 701 Belmont Ave. W., Kitchener, ON
Why You Need To Go: This dessert will make all your dreams come true. The classic ring donut is hand-dipped in local molasses glaze and topped with brown sugar streusel and a butter tart bar.