DTX Good Eats 2012
Trick Or Treat

Drop the candy: 5 top Dallas spots for spooky Halloween sweets

Drop the candy: 5 top Dallas spots for spooky Halloween sweets

Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Chocolate skulls at Dude, Sweet Chocolate. Photo courtesy of Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Hypnotic Donuts
Little Ghost donut at Hypnotic. Photo courtesy of Hypnotic Donuts
Urban Taco SpookiRita
The Spookerita, a pumpkin pie margarita at Urban Taco. Photo courtesy of Urban Taco
Tart Bakery
Classic iced sugar cookies at Tart. Photo courtesy of Tart Bakery
Mocha Bakery
Glow-in-the-dark cakes at Mocha Bakery. Photo courtesy of Mocha Bakery
Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Hypnotic Donuts
Urban Taco SpookiRita
Tart Bakery
Mocha Bakery

Halloween is not just about dressing up. It's about hosting a fabulously frightening party and indulging in a bag full of treats.

It's finally cold(ish) outside, so our sweet cravings are at an all-time high. Here’s where we're choosing to get our freak on. 

Dude, Sweet Chocolate
The Bishop Arts District chocolatier is doing a hell of a good job making chocolate skulls look bone-chillingly real. On Halloween day, they're frying up coco-crusted pork cracklins

Hypnotic Donuts
The gourmet donut shop is dressing up the goods for the holiday. The Grave Digger has crushed Oreos and gummy worms; The Alice is topped with candy corn (a nod to the Cheap Bastard, we suspect) and Little Ghost is topped with a Nutter Butter ghost. Hypnotic Donuts is selling the spooky treats the day before and day of Halloween. 

Urban Taco
For sipping, try the Spookerita at Urban Taco, a pumpkin pie margarita topped with whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs. The cocktail is available during the whole month of October. 

Tart Bakery
Tart’s spooky iced shortbread cookies — Frankenstein heads, ghosts, tombstones, spider webs and bats — are so buttery and sweet that you’ll be shivering out of joy. The cookies vary from day to day, so order ahead. Jack-o’-lantern faces are available upon request. 

Mocha Bakery
The glow-in-the-dark cakes at Mocha Bakery are unlike anything we’ve ever seen. We’re not asking how it’s possible; we just want some for a bloodcurdling Halloween party — especially if it’s in a pitch-black room. Cakes are available now, but if you want to choose your colors, call at least 45 minutes ahead.