At its core, Halloween is really all about one thing: chocolate. Sure, the costumes are fun and the Jack-O-Lanterns are impressive, but chocolate is the real reason for the season.

By F&W Editors
October 19, 2015

At its core, Halloween is really all about one thing: chocolate. Sure, the costumes are fun and the Jack-O-Lanterns are impressive, but chocolate is the real reason for the season. Here, nine of our best-ever chocolaty recipes to make this Halloween.

1. Chocolate Mice  (above)
These icky-cute mice feature three kinds of chocolate: semisweet in the creamy, cakey center and white and bittersweet in the crisp chocolate shell.

2. Chocolate-Peanut Butter Swiss Rolls 
Fudgy cake, fluffy peanut butter filling and a chocolate ganache coating combine to form the perfect sweet indulgence.

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3. Halloween Whoopie Pies 
These little cream-filled chocolate cakes are dressed in their Halloween finest with orange sashes made by rolling the creamy edges in bright orange nonpareils.

4. Chocolate Cornflake Clusters 
Crazy-chocolaty and super-crispy, these clusters are seriously addictive.

5. Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles Rolled in Spices 
These bittersweet truffles are coated with a variety of flavorings, including blends of Chinese and Mexican spices.