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NYC's 6 Best Halloween Desserts, Treats & Confections For 2011

As Halloween approaches, many bakeries and restaurants are gearing up for candy overload. Indulge your sweet tooth in some of these treats throughout New York City. By Annie Reuter.
Chocolate Caramel Cone
(credit: Baked by Melissa)

The Chocolate Caramel Cone at Baked by Melissa

529 Broadway

See Also: NYC's Best Cupcakes

Known for their miniature stuffed cupcakes, this is the perfect spot to sample numerous cupcakes in one sitting (and not feel as guilty about it). Try October's mini of the month, Chocolate Caramel Cone, at one of four locations in Manhattan. Made with chocolate cake, chocolate icing, a caramel cone layer and caramel cone on top, the gooey bites are a must eat.

Haunted Halloween Sunday
(credit: Dylan's Candy Bar)

The Haunted Halloween Sundae at Dylan's Candy Bar

1011 Third Ave

The spot for all your Halloween needs with over 5,000 types of candy, head over to the Upper East Side store and café. In addition to its large candy selection, Dylan's Candy Bar boasts the Haunted Halloween Sundae, a new addition made with pumpkin ice cream, caramel and hot fudge topping, candy corn, mini Reece's Peanut Butter Cups, fresh whipped cream, chopped peanuts and a cherry.

Eleni's Black Magic
(credit: Eleni's New York)

Handmade Halloween Cookies at Eleni's

75 Ninth Avenue

With two New York locations (Chelsea Market and Madison Avenue), New Yorkers don't have too far to go to enjoy Eleni's handmade Halloween cookies. The hand-iced sugar cookies include a mix of ghosts, monsters, haunted houses, witches and more. With shipping nationwide and internationally, cookie lovers everywhere can enjoy these festive treats.

Magnolia Bakery
(credit: Magnolia Bakery)

The Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake at Magnolia Bakery

401 Bleecker Street
(212) 462-2572

Sink your teeth into Magnolia Bakery's layered chocolate or vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and festive Halloween colors. If cupcakes are your favorite indulgence, Magnolia has plenty of flavors including cupcake of the month Pumpkin Pecan, topped with rich maple cream cheese icing and toasted pecans. With spots popping up all over the world, including Dubai, as well as five NYC locations, your cupcake craving won't take too long to satiate.

Peanut Butter Co Halloween Sandwich
(credit: Peanut Butter & Co.)

The Halloween Sandwich at Peanut Butter & Co

240 Sullivan Street
(212) 677-3995

The peanut butter haven which brought you the Nutropolitan Museum of Art is serious about their sweet stuff. For Halloween, they're busting out a tombstone-shaped sandwich made of peanut butter, pumpkin butter and cream cheese. It gets better: It's decorated with gummy worms, and "dirt" (don't worry, it's just black sprinkles).

(credit: Serendipity 3)

The Cookies n' Scream Sundae at Serendipity 3

225 E. 60th Street
(212) 838-3531

In celebration of the return of Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo, Serendipity 3 has created the Cookies n' Scream Sundae. With three scoops of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, Oreo cookie crumbs topped with slithering gummy earthworms, skeleton bones and glow in the dark fangs, this treat will satisfy every sweet tooth. Topped with black sugar encrusted whipped cream and bloodcurdling jelly filled gummy skull candy, the sundae not only tastes good, but you'll feel good as a portion of each dessert goes to help save wildlife and wild places.

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Annie Reuter is a freelance writer and blogger. She is the founder of
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