6 Spooktacular Halloween Candies

Sick of candy corn and economy-sized bags of bad chocolate? We’ve scared up abnormally tasty sweets for your trick-or-treaters and seasonal parties.


Veruca Chocolates Spider Web Bars


This trio of scary-good bars consists of dark chocolate with cacao nibs and sea salt, milk chocolate with crackling candy, and milk chocolate. The metallic dusted chocolate arachnids make fantastic Halloween table centerpieces.

To buy: $12 for three 2-ounce bars, verucachocolates.com.

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Ghirardelli Pumpkin Spice and Caramel


Hand out these high-quality treats, filled with pumpkin spice-infused caramel, to give trick-or-treaters a sweet surprise.

To buy: $3 for one 5.32-ounce bag, walmart.com.

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Jacques Torres Cat Peeps


A dark chocolate covered marshmallow (shaped like a black cat), conveniently skewered on a stick to make eating tidy. The decadent treats make excellent party favors. For a festive twist, use as drink stirrers.

To buy: $3 for one pop, mrchocolate.com.

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Torie & Howard Organic Halloween Candy


Here’s a healthy alternative for the adults: individually wrapped, preservative-free hard candies in four sophisticated flavors, like blood orange and honey, pink grapefruit and tupelo honey, and d'anjou pear and cinnamon.

To buy: $7 for one 10-ounce bag, thrivemarket.com and Whole Foods Market.

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Dylan’s Candy Bar Witches Warts Pop


This pop may be an eerie electric green, but it’s flavored like lip-smacking sour apple.

To buy: $3 for 1.5-ounce pop, dylanscandybar.com.

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Licorice Pâte de Fruit Bats


The soft texture of gummies, these candies are made from Anjou pears and a hint of anise (read: subtle licorice flavor). Two creepy critters come in each pack.

To buy: $3 for one one-ounce package, mouth.com.

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