By Esther Sung, Epicurious.com
We all have our favorite candies when it comes to Halloween treats. I'm a big fan of Kit Kats, Almond Joys, and Mounds. But sometimes, it's nice to give and receive something just a little different--something unexpected or maybe a bit more sophisticated. Here are six options for consideration but hurry up and place your orders soon!
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1. Jacques Torres Chocolate Creepy Coffins ($15/each) Mr. Chocolate's take on Halloween this year includes chocolate coffins. Made of either milk or dark chocolate, they're pretty tasty but open one up for the big reveal: chocolate-covered Cheerios!
2. Bond Street Chocolates 3D Skull ($14/each; 212-677-5103 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Lynda Stern has been known to fan some flames with her gold-dusted religious icons but for something more apropos for Fright Night, pick up a solid dark chocolate skull.
3. Norman Love Confections (starts at $13/5-pc box) It's well-known that Norman Love's chocolates are almost too pretty to eat. Customize a box of beautiful fall-flavors with highlights such as Caramel Apple and Cinnamon Roll (pictured above).
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4. Roni-Sue's Chocolates Autumn Harvest Collection ($22/12-pc set) Sweet, fruit truffles are a welcome fall enjoyment, and Roni-Sue's is no exception. You'll get Pumpkin-Spice, Caramel Apple, and Pecan Pie but the true standouts are Portly Fig, Cranberry, and Pomegranate.
5. Vosges Haut Chocolat Skull Pops ($3/each) Skulls on a stick make for tasty, portable treats. Choose from three flavors, each with varying degrees of sweet or spicy, as well as cacao percentages. The "Barcelona" features hickory-smoked almonds and sea salt, resulting in a magical salty/smoky/sweet combination.
6. Cheryl's Boo Greeting ($5/each) In the age of IM, texting, and email, it's particularly nice to send and to receive snail mail via the USPS. Cheryl's makes it easy to send a sweet sugar ghost cookie to your favorite little goblin, with domestic postage costing less than $2.
For the DIY set, look no further than our guide to homemade Halloween treats. And for fun ways to collect and keep the candy, look at these trick-or-treat bags.
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My after-school snack was a sacred ritual. I sat on the carpet in my parents' bedroom at a low table, the television turned to "I Dream of Jeannie," and ate a peanut butter and honey sandwich cut into neat squares. I wasn't fussy about crusts. I just loved the sticky pairing of creamy peanut butter with syrupy golden sweetness drizzled from a honey bear in diagonals across the soft white bread. Nothing else--save for maybe apples and peanut butter in a pinch--could have made for as sweet an