LATEST PAPER
72° Good Afternoon
72° Good Afternoon
Eat and Drink

Unique treats to try this Halloween

Move over, candy corn.

Go beyond your standard Halloween treats this year with these clever twists on classics, impressive chocolate feats and a few brand-new concoctions that might become classics in their own right.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

RIP, lava cake, foam, sliders, truffle oil and
Photo Credit: Dominique Ansel Bakery

RIP, lava cake, foam, sliders, truffle oil and the cupcake. The bakery is putting a humorous twist on the holiday with its Halloween Food Fad Graveyard Cake, made with devil's food cake and a creamy Jivara chocolate mousse. Not included, of course: the bakery's much-copied Cronut. $20; 189 Spring St., 212-219-2773, dominiqueansel.com

Dominique Ansel Kitchen

At the restaurant spinoff of the bakery, enjoy
Photo Credit: Dominique Ansel Kitchen

At the restaurant spinoff of the bakery, enjoy a gourmet take on the caramel apple with the Double-Dipped Caramel and Chocolate Honey Crisp Apple, which is filled with Caramelia ganache and topped with Maldon sea salt. Bonus: You don't need to dunk your head into a bucket of water to enjoy it. $10; 137 Seventh Ave. S., 212-242-5111, dominiqueanselkitchen.com

Dana’s Bakery

Enjoy classic candies in macaron form with these
Photo Credit: Dana's Bakery

Enjoy classic candies in macaron form with these limited offerings from the Meatpacking bakery. Candy Corn features a candy corn butter cream with a piece of candy corn in the middle; the 3 Mac-teer is made with a 3 Musketeer-infused chocolate ganache filling; and the MacBurst has a strawberry Starburst-infused filling. Get them all in the special Halloween Macaron Candy Box or on their own. $2.50/each or $30/dozen; Gansevoort Market, 52 Gansevoort St., 800-477-1816, danasbakery.com

William Greenberg Desserts

The quintessential black and white cookie gets a
Photo Credit: William Greenberg Desserts

The quintessential black and white cookie gets a Halloween reboot with these mini cookies, which trade out the white for orange, naturally. $27 for 18; 1100 Madison Ave., 212-861-1340, wmgreenbergdesserts.com

Burdick’s

The gourmet chocolatier, known for its chocolate mice,
Photo Credit: Burdick's

The gourmet chocolatier, known for its chocolate mice, gets into the Halloween spirit with its Coffin Assortment. The bonbons, which include one chocolate mouse, mini ghosts pops and salted caramel and plum-almond squares, come in a coffin-shaped box that's perfect for gift-giving. $25; 5 E. 20th St., 212-796-0143, burdickchocolate.com

Dylan's Candy Bar

Gummy worms are available year-round, but the chewy
Photo Credit: Dylan's Candy Bar

Gummy worms are available year-round, but the chewy candies are put to great use this time of year. With its Halloween Zombie's Graveyard Dirt & Worms, the candy store pairs its sour gummy worms with crushed sandwich cookies for a colorful, tasty play on the classic dirt dessert. $14; 1011 Third Ave., 646-735-0078, 33 Union Square W., 646-419-2000, dylanscandybar.com

Dina Rata

This bar, located inside the Andaz Wall Street
Photo Credit: Dina Rata

This bar, located inside the Andaz Wall Street hotel, is getting in the spooky spirit with special cocktails for Halloween week. Among them is the Horny Devil, made with Hendrick's Gin, Aperol, lemon, blood orange juice and two baby chilies, placed on the sides of the glass. The devil's really in the details. $15, available Oct. 24-31; 75 Wall St., 212-590-1234, newyork.wallstreet.andaz.hyatt.com

Jacques Torres Chocolate

This elaborate confection is almost too impressive to
Photo Credit: Jacques Torres Chocolate

This elaborate confection is almost too impressive to eat. The hand-decorated Jacques' Haunted House contains more than 1 pound of chocolate (available in milk or dark) and stands 17 inches tall. $30; multiple locations, mrchocolate.com

Li-Lac Chocolates

This is no ordinary pumpkin. The confectioner's Big
Photo Credit: Li-Lac Chocolates

This is no ordinary pumpkin. The confectioner's Big Halloween Pumpkin is made with milk or dark chocolate which, once you crack open, reveals candy corn inside. At 4" tall, it's enough chocolate to feed four people. $18; multiple locations, li-lacchocolates.com

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

Eat and Drink photos & videos