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Trick Rolled

Five New Takes on Halloween Candy

Huge day for San Francisco today. You might’ve heard. Yes, the Giants are getting going in the World Series... but we were referring to today’s list of enticing food and drink inspired by Halloween candy that you’ll find below. Yup, huge day.

Cube Cakes at Craftsman and Wolves
IT’S NOT REESE’S PIECES, IT’S...

Cube Cakes at Craftsman and Wolves

You require: Chocolate in your peanut butter.
You’ll receive: A layer of IPA devil’s food cake, with a crunch of cocoa and crispy pearls, under a creamy dark-chocolate ganache—and the whole thing is covered in a peanut butter/cocoa/blond-chocolate mousse. And a picture of a Ouija board.

Cube Cake, small $8, large $27, available through Nov 2, Craftsman and Wolves, 746 Valencia St (at 18th), 415-913-7713

The “Twix” Bar at Waterbar
IT’S NOT A TWIX BAR, IT’S...

The “Twix” Bar at Waterbar

You require: A candy with a cookie crunch. And... lots of other stuff.
You’ll receive: Two homemade shortbread log cookies, topped with caramel and dipped in dark chocolate... and served with a chocolate-peanut-butter macaron, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate cake and a ginger-cinnamon truffle. For dessert.

Chocolate Bites Platter, $10, available through Nov 1, Waterbar, 399 The Embarcadero (at Folsom), 415-284-9922

Trick or Treat Macaron at Tout Sweet
IT’S NOT A ROLO, IT’S...

Trick or Treat Macaron at Tout Sweet

You require: Something that maybe doesn’t have anything to do with Halloween. Or maybe it does. Or maybe it’s sort of baseball-shaped and wearing Giants colors. Hard to say.
You’ll receive: What’s basically a Rolo-flavored macaron. It doesn’t care why you bought it. It’s just orange and tastes like a Rolo.

Trick or Treat Macaron, $1.85 ($36 for 20), available through Oct 31 (probably longer), Tout Sweet Patisserie, 170 O’Farrell St (at Powell), 415-385-1679

The Haunted Halo at Straw
IT’S NOT CANDY CORN, IT’S...

The Haunted Halo at Straw

You require: A stiff drink. No need to make it complicated. But nobody’s saying no to candy corn.
You’ll receive: Ice cubes with candy corn trapped inside, a bit of orange soda, an orange cotton-candy garnish... and, most importantly, sake-infused vodka. Yup, someone’s finally infusing alcohol with alcohol.

The Haunted Halo, $8, available Oct 22-Nov 2, Straw, 203 Octavia Blvd (at Lily), 415-431-3663

The Candy Plate at Dirty Habit
IT’S NOT QUITE A CANDY BAG, IT’S...

The Candy Plate at Dirty Habit

You require: All the candy. Spiked.
You’ll receive: An entire plate of salty mezcal lollipops, bourbon-caramel popcorn, fernet-chocolate taffy, bourbon-pumpkin marshmallows and plenty more. Yeah. This is the house everybody will be going to.

The Candy Plate, $10, available Oct 31-Dec 31, Dirty Habit, 12 4th St (at Market), 415-348-1555

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