A Local Girl Bakes Treats — Sweet

Melissa Banglos, owner of Melissa's Sweet Treats | Photo courtesy Melissa Banglos

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I have a gigantic sweet tooth – as in huge! Therefore, when my coworker recently presented me with a sinful delight from Melissa’s Sweet Treats, I was hooked. I wanted more!

Melissa’s Sweet Treats is owned and operated by local girl Melissa Banglos. As the sole baker of the business, Banglos is the only one on staff, and, for now, she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I started this business in 2011, and the idea came about because my friends were asking me to bake Christmas gifts for them,” she says. “I would like my business to stay small, so that I can ensure product quality and freshness.”

Melissa’s Sweet Treats favorites include Graham Cracker Crunch, White Chocolate Krispies, Peanut Butter Party Mix, Pecan Pretzels, Layered Biko/Mochi, Apple Crisp and more.

“My baked goods are unique on their own, and the most requested items are Graham Cracker Crunch and White Chocolate Krispies,” Banglos states. “My philosophy is to always put extreme care into all of my baked goods and offer them at a reasonable price. Everything is made fresh!”

When Banglos is not busy whipping up delec-table desserts in the kitchen, this Waipahu High School graduate also works as a bookkeeper at Longs Drugs.

“I like to keep it simple and do what makes me happy,” she adds. “I am a home-based business and only take phone and email orders.

“However, during the holidays, I usually sell my baked goods to craft fair patrons.”

For Banglos, her business not only centers around sweet treats, but she also focuses on giving back to the community.

“Most of the time, I donate baked goods to fundraiser bake sales that benefit organizations such as the American Cancer Society and others,” she says.

As long as the passion is there, Banglos will continue to work her magic, putting smiles on customers’ faces one baked good at a time.

“The rewards of being an entrepreneur come from seeing the happiness on the faces of my customers,” she says.

And with the rewards come the challenges, which Banglos is working to overcome.

“The challenge is trying to manage my time wisely,” she says with a laugh.

For more information on Melissa’s Sweet Treats or to place an order, call 295-4898 or email melbanglos@yahoo.com.