Halloween in NYC 2013: Best treats and desserts for kids

Forget the neighbors—this year, start trick-or-treating early at one of these bakeries and candy shops, the tastiest places to be this Halloween in NYC.

By Rebecca Jennings, Lee Magill and Rory Halperin |
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Photograph: Jessica LinStick&Pop bon bons in Halloween Horror and Ghouls' Boogers and Witches' Warts, $16 for pack of eight; at Stick&Pop, 233 W 19th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (646-481-4767, stick-pop.myshopify.com)
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Photograph: Jessica LinLi-Lac Chocolates caramel apples, $22 for two; at Li-Lac Chocolates. Go to li-lacchocolates.com for store locations.
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Photograph: Jessica LinBaked by Melissa mini cupcakes in Halloween flavors, $3 for three cupcakes, $5.50 for six cupcakes; at Baked by Melissa. Go to bakedbymelissa.com for store locations.
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Photograph: Jessica LinEleni's New York's Halloween-themed cookie sets (Monster's Ball, Silly Pumpkins, Pumpkin Patch and Sweat Treats), $20–$48.50 per set; at Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave between 15th and 16th Sts (888-435-3647, elenis.com)
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Photograph: Jessica LinLa Maison du Chocolat chocolate pumpkin, in either milk or dark chocolate, filled with chocolate-covered almonds and clusters of caramelized almonds dipped in chocolate, $65; at La Maison du Chocolat. Go to lamaisonduchocolat.us for store locations.
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Photograph: Jessica LinTribeca Treats Mummy Pretzels, $1.75 each, and frosted/sugar cookies, $1.50–$3 each; at Tribeca Treats, 94 Reade St between Church St and West Broadway (212-571-0500, tribecatreats.com)    
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Photograph: Jessica LinGeorgetown Cupcake's Halloween cupcakes, $29 per dozen or $2.75 each; at Georgetown Cupcake Soho, 111 Mercer St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-431-4504, georgetowncupcake.com)
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Photograph: Jessica LinWilliam Greenberg Desserts festive black-and-white cookies, $1.50–$3.50, and hand-decorated Halloween shortbread cookies, $2.50; at William Greenberg Desserts, 110 Madison Ave between 82nd and 83rd Sts (212-861-1340, wmgreenbergdesserts.com)
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Photograph: Jessica LinJacques O Lantern puzzle, $10; witch, $6.50; pumpkin plaque, $8; chocolate-covered Peeps, $3; Halloween lollipops, $3 each; at Jacques Torres Chocolate. Go to mrchocolate.com for store locations.
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Photograph: Jessica LinCrumbs signature cupcakes in Halloween flavors, $27 for pack of six; at Crumbs. Go to crumbs.com for city store locations. 
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Photograph: Jessica LinTreat House rice treats in candy corn, maple pecan and pumpkin spice,$2 each; at Treat House, 452 Amsterdam between 81st and 82nd Sts (212-799-7779, treathouse.com)
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Photograph: Courtesy Dylan's Candy BarCandy corn macarons, $3 each; at Dylan's Candy Bar NYC, 1011 Third Ave at 60th St (646-735-0078, dylanscandybar.com)    

Who says trick-or-treating is just for October 31st? This year, start celebrating Halloween in NYC a few weeks early with these ghoulish goodies: We’re talking candy corn–flavored macarons, decadent candied apples, Frankenstein cupcakes, all of which are sure to satisfy (and spook!) your mini monsters. Click through our slide show to find the sweetest spots to be this Halloween in NYC, and you’ll be thanking that one neighbor who hands out floss on October 31st.

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