Trick or Treat: The Best Halloween Sweets
NYC is bursting with delicious alternatives to candy

'Tis the season to satisfy your sweet tooth and those candy cravings. Halloween is fast approaching and since you're too old to still be trick-or-treating, we've scoured the city for the most fun and most delicious Halloween desserts. We've even thrown in a DIY recipe for you to try out at home. Now you can't say we've never given you anything frightfully delicious!          

Get in the Halloween spirit with a special treat from Forbidden Fruit NYC. The chocolate-covered fruit shop, located in the West Village, is the perfect spot to enjoy the holiday guilt-free. Every morning, the fun new shop makes fresh chocolate-covered clementine jack-o-lanterns ($4.50) that are the perfect way to curb your sweet tooth and pretty much the cutest treat you can buy! Can't make it to the store? They also deliver within the neighborhood! Talk about trick-or-treating! 




MexiBBQ, located in Astoria, is not one to skimp out on Halloween. In addition to the handful of pumpkin and Halloween-themed beers they'll be serving, make sure to stop in for some of their Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Apple Cider Donuts. Nothing says its October like a good dose of apple cider, and there's no better way to enjoy it than in a decadent donut. 







Chef Francois Payard is offering scrumptious Pumpkin Macarons at both his Francois Payard Bakery and Francois Payard Patisserie. The macarons are filled with a traditional pumpkin pie flavored ganache and can be ordered in sets of 12 ($29) and 24 ($49), as well as individually ($2.25). A macaron gift box will make someone very happy if you're in the market for gifts! 





Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel is not only known for being a high in the sky nightlife destination because now they are serving up their Trick-or-Treat Cannoli. The orange creamed cannoli comes is sprinkled with green mint chips and served with black licorice and candy corn. Who needs to go door to door when the treats are brought right to you?







Magnolia Bakery is known for their sweet cupcakes, so it's no surprise that they are now serving fun Halloween cupcakes that can be ordered in vanilla or chocolate with the coolest decorations in town. Boxes of 6 and 12 range in prices from $21-$48 and can be picked up or ordered at any of the NYC locations. They are also baking up Halloween shortbread cokies and Halloween chocolate wafer whoopie pies, if you want a little variety to choose from. You can check out all they have to offer on their website





Itching to make something yourself? Want to spice up your treats with some booze? We've got the perfect recipe for you! Try these amazing Candy Corn Oranges from master mixologist Kyle Ford.

Candy Corn Oranges 
1 750ml bottle of Cointreau 
10 large oranges 
1 box of orange jello 
1 can of coconut milk 
1 envelope Knox gelatin 
1/4 cup sugar 
Cut the oranges in half and hollow them out. For the orange layer, boil one cup of water and stir in the orange jello.  Once dissolved, remove from heat and add 1 cup of Cointreau.  Pour the mixture into the orange peels, filling halfway.  Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, until firm.  For the white layer, add 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup coconut milk, Knox gelatin, and sugar to a saucepan.  Over medium heat, stir until gelatin and sugar are dissolved.  Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup Cointreau.  Pour mixture on top of orange jello layer and refrigerate overnight.  With a sharp knife, cut the orange halves in eighths.  Serve.