Trix might be for kids, but that doesn’t mean trick-or-treating is the sole province of the pint-sized set. Well, sort of. We’re not suggesting you throw on a costume and hit up your neighbors up for fun-size candy bars, but with so many Artizone artisans creating special confections, there’s no reason you can’t stock a second candy bowl for the grownups.
Katherine Clapner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate uses locally sourced ingredients for her decadent dark chocolate products. Her Loco for Coco chocolate bar, with its notes of honey and coconut, hits a sweet spot, while her Albatross truffles incorporate dehydrated blue cheese for an unexpected acidity that rounds out the dense and creamy fudge.
Chocolate Secrets is known for its beautifully elegant chocolate creations. The Ancho Chili artisan chocolate bar is a sweet and spicy blend of all-natural and organic ingredients created in small batches and hand-painted with a festively fiery design. For the ultimate palate pleaser, a box of bonbons offers a jewel box of color in unique flavors you’ll be pleased to share … or savor on your own.
At Dallas Caramel Company, Rain McDermott crafts small-batch caramels using fresh, all-natural ingredients. In addition to perfecting the classic caramel, McDermott delights in experimenting with unique flavor profiles such as chipotle caramels, whiskey caramels and, just in time for fall, pumpkin caramels.
Isabelle Albert of Isabelly’s Sweet Treats serves up a different take on cake balls. We’re especially loving her pumpkin cake balls, which are coated in white chocolate and then dressed up with orange sprinkles to look like sweet little pumpkins.
And if you’re planning to stay in Halloween night to hand out candy, you can sweeten the deal for parents on trick-or-treat duty by stocking a bowl with a variety of airline-size bottles of alcohol. You can be sure yours won’t be the yard that gets TP’ed later in the evening.