Indulge in these mouthwatering Halloween creations. No tricks involved.
The only thing harder to avoid in Halloween season than witches and vampires is a sweet tooth. Good luck getting to November without you or your kids freely sampling from the candy basket. And sorry, this story isn’t going to make it any easier.
If you’re visiting Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood or happen to be in Fullerton in October, you’re in for some sugary satisfaction. Knott’s, Disney and Universal are offering their own line of seasonal treats and for Fullerton’s Zombee Donuts, every day is Halloween.
Some treats are baked. Some are candied. Others are a bit slushy. All are well-made.
We took a sampling of the best treats from each and offer this sampler pack to super juice your Halloween season.
Candy Corn Minnie Apple — “This popular Disney treat received a new Halloween design that’s almost too cute to eat! Inspired by candy corns, a green Granny Smith apple is dipped in caramel, vanilla chocolate, orange-colored chocolate and yellow-colored chocolate, then adorned with a chocolate bow and marshmallows.” — Monica Weda, candy production manager at Disneyland Resort
Find it at: Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff, Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen, Marceline’s Confectionery, Pooh Corner, and Trolley Treats
Blood Orange Slush — “Guests dining at the Tomorrowland Skyline Terrace in Disneyland Park can enjoy a new Halloween beverage that puts a creative spin on ‘blood orange.’ Blood orange-flavored slush is served with a raspberry drizzle and topped with a Mickey Mouse-shaped glow cube.” — Jonathan Hall, culinary director at Disneyland Resort
Find it at: Disneyland Park’s Tomorrowland Skyline Terrace
Mickey Bat Cookie — “A classic shortbread dipped in dark chocolate, the Mickey Bat Cookie is a traditional seasonal sweet that our guests look forward to every year. It’s also frightfully fun to make!” — Jean-Marc Viallet, executive pastry chef at Disneyland Resort
Find it at: Disneyland Park’s Jolly Holiday Bakery Café, Red Rose Taverne and Market House
Rest in Chocolate Sundae — “Chocolate lovers are sure to enjoy the Rest in Chocolate Sundae from Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor at Disneyland Park. With rocky road ice cream, chocolate cookie crumbles and a chocolate tombstone, it’s deviously decadent.” — Hal
Find it at: Disneyland Park’s Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
Vanilla Layer Cake — “The Vanilla Layer Cake from Paradise Garden Grill reflects the vibrancy of the Plaza de la Familia celebration at Disney California Adventure Park, which honors the spirit of Día de los Muertos.” — Viallet
Find it at: Disney California Adventure Park’s Paradise Garden Grill
Knott’s (Scary) Farm
Black Velvet with Orange Buttercream Cake — “It’s made with dark coco powder, which gives it a deep, rich chocolate flavor, and adding our silky-smooth orange buttercream makes it the perfect treat for Halloween.” — Jasmin Banks Price, pastry sous chef
Black/Red Hero Macaroon — “It’s equally parts beautiful and delicious and takes time to make, but so worth it. Putting a meringue cookie with a marshmallow cream and fruit center is to die for.” — Price
Universal Studios Hollywood
Skull Cake — The Chocolate Skull Cake is made with a dense, rich Mexican chocolate and is covered in a hard chocolate and gold dusted shell. Rich and filling, it should be shared among a few hungry, sugar-sapped people.
The Eyeball — Red velvet/white swirled cake donut, frosted white with red icing representing bloodshot, then a raised chocolate Ganache donut hole put in the middle for the pupil. “I love that it is red velvet cake, and it has a donut hole. I do love red velvet cake and we thought it’s unique. It was one of the first things we came up with before we opened.” — Vanessa Guillen, co-owner
The Coffin — Chocolate bar stuffed with Bavarian cream, with a buttercream white cross on top. “I think it’s a twist on a classic donut. We just tried to come up with something different, so we tried to make it a little bit creepy.” — Guille
The Black Widow — A raised glazed donut with the donut hole covered in chocolate and put back in the center, plus chocolate legs and a red hourglass spot on its back. “It’s my daughter’s favorite. It’s a cute and creepy twist on a classic. It’s for the donut lover.” — Guillen
By Shawn Price