This month, Dallas restaurants and bakeries are serving up plenty of seasonal and spooky treats. And nine local restaurants and patisseries offer some of the most eerily festive Halloween menus.
Pastry Kisses Kisses
Bisous Bisous Patisserie sweetens the season with French macaroons, seasonally themed cakes and pies. This Halloween, the shop has several goodies available until October 31. For starters, they offer a macaron platter with mini Halloween-themed chocolate cupcakes, blood orange and pumpkin spice macaroons, and mummy shortbread for $65. Also available are a Halloween chocolate cake with pumpkin spice-infused vanilla and chocolate buttercreams and a macaron decor filling, and a caramel corn cake topped with salted caramel macaroons, and a Halloween macaron tower for $99.
The last day to place Halloween orders online is October 28 for pickup on October 31.
3700 McKinney Avenue Suite 150, Dallas. To order, go to bisous-bisous.com.
Bishop Arts family-owned chocolate maker, CocoAndré Chocolatier, is making a cauldron of Halloween-themed chocolate treats this month. The complete list of chocolate Halloween models includes 3D jack-o’-lantern chocolates and lollipops, a flying witch on a broomstick, a witch hat, a bat and a chocolate coffin. All painted and made by hand, most models are available in milk or dark chocolate.
508 W. Seventh St., Dallas. For menu and ordering, visit cocoandre.com.
Dude, sweet chocolate
Dude Sweet Chocolate, a Bishop Arts chocolate shop owned by chocolatier Katherine Clapner, indulges in the Halloween spirit with edible brains and skulls. You’ll find a 7-pack of dark chocolate skulls filled with dulce de leche, sweet potato, and sea salt for $22. Or for $60, purchase the “Big Ass Brain,” a human-sized brain made from 72% Ecuadorian dark chocolate and filled with Cocoa Puffs and Dude’s “Chubby Nuts.” Prefer a collection of smaller treats? Man, Sweet Chocolate has that too, with a box of four dark chocolate ganache “brains” for just $12.
408 W. Eighth St. Suite 102, Dallas. To order or see the full menu, visit dudesweetchocolate.net.
Since opening a location in Dallas in 2021, J. Rae’s bakery has been a hot spot for customizable cookies, cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookie cakes and cake balls. And for the month of October, the bakery checkouts are stocked daily with fresh sugar cookies and Halloween-themed treats. From ghosts to pumpkins to candy corn and more, seasonal designs are taking off. Not only are options available in-store, but customers can place a custom cookie order and design their own Halloween treats by visiting or calling the store. The opening hours of the store are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
5600 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 143, Dallas. Visit J.Rae online at jraesdfw.com.
Chocolate Kate Weiser
Labeled “spookily fantastic” on their website, this chocolatier’s Halloween collection is full of spooky candies. Get a box of chocolate truffles or the Butterfinger collection, designed to look like real fingers. Or tempt your taste buds with the collection’s skull-shaped chocolates, pumpkin pie candy bar, and a dark chocolate pumpkin filled with various candies. And a special menu offering, the Trick-or-Treat Tower, includes three of the spooky treats for $50.
Multiple zone locations. Visit kateweiserchocolate.com for more.
La Casita Bakery
This Richardson bakery is well known for its variety of airy baked goods, but there’s nothing quite like the hearty Halloween fare from bakery owner Maricsa Trejo. La Casita rolls out its usual abundance of spooky treats, from “Murder Cruffins” to filled pastries shaped like witch fingers or their monster-shaped pastries filled with black sesame praline and strawberry custard. More seasonal menu items include a “bleeding eyeball” cherry pie and Oogie Boogie pies (which are filled with hazelnut praline, brown butter chocolate chip cookie butter, dark chocolate ganache , Oreo ‘dirt’ and garnished with meringue in the shape of a ghost) .
Online orders open Wednesday at 12 p.m. for weekend orders.
580 W. Arapaho Road, Suite 230, Richardson. Visit La Casita Bakeshop online at lacasitabakeshop.com.
This all-American bakery offers special Halloween desserts throughout the month of October. New seasonal treats include a Pumpkin Maple Buttercream Cupcake, Ghost Pumpkin Sugar Cookies, “boo” cupcakes, and black cat themed cupcakes and cakes, of Frankenstein, pumpkins and ghosts.
In addition to the spooky treats, the bakery is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month through October, pledging to donate $4 to research organization METAvivor for every sale of its 4 boxes of cupcakes from breast cancer awareness.
Multiple locations in Dallas and Fort Worth. Visit susiecakes.com for more.
TOUS les JOURS, a chain of café-bakeries with Franco-Asian accents, recently launched its collection of treats inspired by Halloween. Her new “rick-or-treat” collection delivered eight ghoulish candies, from themed cakes to various seasonal flavors of cookies and donuts. The 7-inch “Mummy Cake” is a store favorite, which features a chocolate base with chocolate buttercream. Other cake designs include a Jack-O’-Lantern cake complete with chocolate sponge cake and orange crème filling, and a Halloween cloud cake. The shop also offers a Pumpkin Spice Twist Donut and Pumpkin Cream Cheesecake. The menu is available in participating stores EVERY DAY until October 31.
Multiple locations in Carrollton and Plano. For the full menu, visit tljus.com.