I always think that it is better to make special treats at home because then you can decide exactly how much sugar you are going to use.
Through experiments I have learned that you don't always have to use as much sugar as the recipe calls for. Even with less sugar the recipe will still turn out nice.
And if the recipe calls for chocolate or cocoa, you can decide what brand and quality of chocolate you will use.
If you are looking to make something sweet for a special occasion download this free Love of Baking cookbook and take a look at the recipes for Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Peaches, Doughnut Muffins, Fudge Marble Swirl Cake and more.