Halloween is right around the corner and you don’t have to be a trick-or-treater to enjoy all of the goodies the season has to offer. Kids of all sizes can take advantage of the sweeter side of the spooky season with these unconventional but tasty treats to be found all around Essex County. From Jack O’Lantern cookies to pumpkin spice ice cream, there’s something to be found that’s both perfect for the season and a sweet craving. Read on to find out some of the scary-good treats being offered in Essex County for Halloween.
Applegate Farm | 616 Grove Street
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Who says ice cream is only a summer treat? This October visitors can enjoy Applegate Farm’s seasonal flavors, like Dutchpple or Pumpkin Spice. Top it all off with an order of apple cider donuts and there’s the perfect fall treat.
Le French Dad Boulangerie | 10 Church Street
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This bakery specializes in handcrafted French bread and pastries. The Halloween selection includes Halloween-inspired macaroons, bread shaped like ghosts, and bread twists in Halloween colors. Ghost toast will certainly get the day off to a spooky start!
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Little Daisy Bake Shop | 622 Valley Road
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This sweet spot has been doing business in Montclair for ten years, and always goes all out with seasonal treats. Enjoy Jack ‘O Lantern-inspired cupcakes, or sugar skull cookies for Dia de Los Muertos. All of the desserts in this shop are nut and peanut-free. Even better? This shop also offers bake-at-home kits with some of its most popular flavors. Maybe a warm, freshly-baked cookie will be a new post-trick-or-treating tradition.
Montclair Bread Company | 16 Label Street
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Known for their doughnuts, pastries, and bread Montclair Bread Company has some perfect pumpkin treats. From the pumpkin brioche loaf to their pumpkin cake and pumpkin brioche doughnuts, there will be a pumpkin treat that is sure to satisfy. For those looking for something non-pumpkin, keep an eye out for the frequently-changing specials menu, which features seasonally appropriate goodies.
Calandras Bakery | 234 Bloomfield Avenue
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This classic Italian bakery knows how to add a spooky flair to the delicious baked goods. From a witch’s cauldron-inspired cake to pumpkin-shaped cupcakes, the large selection of baked goods ensures that you will find something to satisfy your taste buds. And if nothing is quite ghoulish enough, the bakery does custom orders as well.
Soul Sweet Boutique | 162 Van Buren Street
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Soul Sweet Boutique creates a whole menu of themed Honey Cakes just for Halloween. Honey Cakes are chocolate spice cakes filled with dulce de leche and coated in Belgian chocolate. Available in sets of three, trick-or-treaters can choose from designs like black cats, Frankenstein’s monster, mummies, or Jack O’ Lanterns.
Willow and Olivia | 255 Main Street
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This West Orange-based bakery has a truly spooktacular Halloween menu. From macaroons, brownies, cake pops, and cookies, each ghoul or goblin is sure to find a sweet treat that will fit the Halloween vibe. For larger orders, the bakery also offers a Boo Basket of assorted Halloween treats. Stop in and choose from the ready-made selection of treats or place a custom order for a big event.