Kids can score Twix and Milky Way bars all year long. Really get into the Halloween festivities this year by doling out one of these specialty treats.
1. There’s just something sexy about these gourmet dark chocolate fangs. $15, www.deandeluca.com
2. McSteven’s Belgian hot chocolate mix turns red when you add hot water. “Twilight” fans will totally drink it up. Vampire Brew, $7, www.mcstevens.com
3. These shortbread finger cookies are almost too gross to eat. $20 for 10 individually wrapped cookies, www.williams-sonoma.com.
4. Forget a played-out candy apple; instead, send them off with a cupcake on a stick! Popsy Cakes’ cupcakes — coated with a layer of Italian chocolate and plopped on a pretzel — satisfy both sweet and salty cravings. 6 for $35, www.popsycakes.com
5. Whether you’re celebrating Halloween or Day of the Dead, Vosges’ new chocolate lollipops — made with ingredients like pink Himalayan salt, smoked almonds and chipotle chilies all cased in fun wrappers — will be a crowd favorite. $3 each, www.vosgeschocolate.com
6. No matter the occasion, Max Brenner’s delicious chocolates in artful packaging (this time featuring spooky imagery) make a perfect hostess gift. Box of 9 bon bons, $13, www.maxbrenner.com
7. For those whose palates are too sophisticated for say, Reese’s, let me eat macarons! To celebrate it’s first Halloween in the States, Laduree has created limed-edition orange passion fruit macarons, which come in a spooky black box. 6 macarons for $20, 646-558-3157
8. Buy some ginger snap cookies, stuff them with Adirondack Creamery’s delicious all natural limited-edition pumpkin pie ice cream, freeze and serve to your soon-to-be very happy guests. $4-$6, www.adirondackcreamery.com