Celebrating Halloween with Wine

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Halloween Desserts and Wine Pairings

October is upon us and with that comes all the Halloween festivities. If you are planning a spooky bash for all your favorite ghouls, we have some fun dessert and wine pairings for you to try. The kids will enjoy the sweets and adults will enjoy relaxing with a glass of wine.

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Double Dipped Chocolate Caramel Apples

Guests are sure to be delighted by this childhood favorite with the a little something extra, a layer of chocolate! Use candies or nuts for garnish. You can even wrap each individual apple in a clear bag and hand them out as party favors. Check out the recipe on Kitchenthusiast.

Wine pairing:

Since these apples are dipped in chocolate, pair them with a tawny port.

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Bloody Red Velvet Cake

A triple layer of red velvet covered with cream cheese frosting and a red chocolate ganache combine to make a dessert that’s to die for. Find the recipe on Spicy Southern Kitchen.

Wine pairing:

Highlight the chocolate and cherry undertones of this classic cake with a Pinot Noir.

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Witches Brew Brownies

An easy recipe that allows you to dip into the candy bucket, chocolate on chocolate combine to create an indulgent bite. Use your favorite boxed brownie mix and then top with snack size candy bars and morsels. Check out the details on Home Made Interest.

Wine pairing:

A sweet and sparkly Brachetto d’Acqui would pair beautifully with these brownies.

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Classic Halloween Sugar Cookies

For those who want a sweet treat minus the chocolate, whip up some cute sugar cookies that fit the theme. Find the recipe on Food Network.

Wine pairing:

The buttery rich flavor of this classic sugar cookie can be highlighted with a good Prosecco.

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Halloween Puppy Chow with Nutella

We love the idea of simply dumping dessert into a bowl. This easy recipe is elevated by Nutella, which provides a chocolatey alternative to peanut butter. Get the recipe on A Southern Fairy Tale.

Wine pairing:

Try a Riesling which will cut through the indulgent flavors of Nutella.

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Halloween Fruit Skewers

Offer a healthy alternative for guests who may be dieting or avoiding processed sugars. Create a cute and spooky spread by chopping up fruit and arranging it neatly on skewers, making it easy to serve and eat. For more ideas check out Girl Loves Glam.

Wine pairing:

Try a refreshing rose´ or any semi-dry sparking variety.

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Do you have any Halloween traditions involving dessert and wine? Tell us below.