Halloween in Metro Phoenix: Chow Bella's Ultimate Guide
Urban Cookies Bakeshop With four organic Halloween cupcakes to choose from, it's impossible to pick a favorite.
Halloween weekend is coming up, and you don't need a costume to get in on the sugar-fueled action. Here are the top places in the Phoenix area to stock up on Halloween treats, check out special menus, and join in on some beer-centric celebrations. Plus, we'll give you a the recipes you need to make your own desserts or reuse leftover candy in a creative way.
Whenever there's a reason to celebrate, look to this organic bakery for a themed cupcake perfect for the holiday or occasion. And you know they're damn good because under the name Ollie Cakes this local legend won Food Network's Cupcake Wars. This roundup of four Halloween cupcakes does not disappoint: brown velvet ghosts, vanilla and chocolate spiders, and double chocolate spooky eyes. Plus, pumpkin-flavored cupcakes make an appearance with orange cream cheese frosting.
Want to be the best neighbor on the block? Trick-or-treating doesn't have to be all about Snickers, Reese's, and Tootsie Rolls. Find unique favors at local candy purveyors Smeeks in Biltmore's UNION. Treats include Abba-Zaba, Whimsical Candy, candy corn taffy, Millie's Caramels, pumpkin Pop Rocks, Box of Boogers, and much more.
If you want to be the local hero this Halloween, support the longest-running confectioners in the Valley. Cerreta has been making delicious chocolates, truffles, and other candies in downtown Glendale for over 40 years, and you can stop by the factory or any number of Phoenix area retailers to fill a white bag with lots of cellophane-wrapped sweets.