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As a kid, we all knew the best houses to stop by on Halloween. You know the ones, the houses that were decked out with over-the-top decorations, flashing lights, and loads upon loads of the best candy. We’re not talking about the suckers that you get from the doctor's office or the fruit-flavored tootsie rolls—although they’re classics for a reason. We mean the full-size—even super-sized—chocolate candy bars that kids talk about in hushed, reverent whispers. It’s these houses, with the top-of-the-line candy, that draw the envy of their closest neighbors.
So if you find yourself getting more excited for Halloween than any other holiday, it's time to step up your candy-slinging game. Thankfully, there are a number of luxury chocolatiers and candy makers that take sweets as seriously as you, and they offer some of the most luxe (and gory) treats around. Whether you decide to hand these out to the kids with the best costumes, reserve them for your own children, or simply hide them from everyone and eat them yourself, these are the high-end candies you need to get this Halloween.
Sugar Skulls 3-Piece Bento Box, Sugarfina
Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or tart, Sugarfina’s Halloween-themed bento box has all of your cravings covered. The trio of candy—red roses, sweet berries, and tart sugar skulls—comes beautifully packaged in a Calavera-inspired box.
To buy: $30, bergdorfgoodman.com
Chocolate Bar Crate, La Forêt
Napa Valley’s La Forêt is a true French-style atelier of chocolate. Proprietress Wendy Sherwood trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and honed her dessert expertise at Thomas Keller’s French Laundry before starting her own business a decade ago. Each crate holds eight sumptuous filled or solid chocolate bars (you can choose between a combination of dark and milk or just dark chocolate bars) that will make it incredibly hard for you to wait until Halloween to enjoy them.
To buy: $58, laforêtchocolate.com
Milk & Dark Chocolate Assortment, Neuhaus Chocolate
Neuhaus’ individually wrapped chocolate squares will make you the most popular household among trick-or-treaters. Each box consists of flavored mini chocolate bars including orange, almond and honey, coffee, and raspberry.
To buy: $43, neimanmarcus.com
Assorted Halloween Treats, La Maison du Chocolat
La Maison du Chocolat’s dark and milk Halloween chocolates are a real crowd pleaser—whether you’re buying treats for five-year-olds or 50-year-olds. Each box includes five different Halloween-inspired chocolate characters, such as pumpkins and ghosts, perfect for treat-or-treaters or as a sweet snack at home.
To buy: $18, lamaisonduchocolat.us
Halloween Chocolate Truffles Pouch, Godiva
Godiva’s Halloween-inspired boxes hold 10 milk chocolate truffles filled with salted caramel ganache. Each pouch of truffles is individually wrapped, making them an ideal gift for some of your favorite trick-or-treaters.
To buy: $20 for two, godiva.com
Dark Chocolate Bars, Flair Chocolatier
Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean you have to forego your wanderlust spirit. This trio of dark chocolate bars, inspired by Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Beijing, brings some incredibly interesting flavors and ingredients—gold leaf, chili powder, and lime zest; sourdough and sea salt; and mandarin orange and goji berries.
To buy: $44, bergdorfgoodman.com
Halloween Haunted House Casket, Lindt
Lindt’s luscious chocolate truffles have undergone a Halloween transformation. This haunted house casket box includes a combination of nine Jack-o-Lantern truffles with a milk chocolate shell and a smooth milk chocolate center, and Ghost truffles with a white chocolate filling.
To buy: $8, lindtusa.com
Alderwood Smoked Salt Caramel Marshmallows, Vosges
This Halloween, indulge in Vosges’ decadent combination of marshmallow cream and caramel dipped in milk chocolate and topped off with Alderwood smoked salt. It’s a treat that will please both kids (it’s perfect for s’mores) and adults (Vosges recommends pairing the marshmallows with an Old Fashioned).
To buy: $5, vosges.com
Halloween Monster Cookies, Williams Sonoma
Not a chocolate fan? Williams Sonoma has you covered with their hauntingly tasty and crispy sugar cookies. To show off their vibrant decoration, place them on a tray and serve them to your family the week of Halloween.
To buy: $70 for 12, williams-sonoma.com
Matcha White Chocolate Truffle Box, Mariebelle
These white chocolate truffles were rolled in Japanese matcha tea powder, and the result is not just delicious but also hits the nail on the Halloween aesthetics head. The truffles come in a luxury snakeskin leather box that makes them a wonderful gift.
To buy: $42, neimanmarcus.com