7 creative Halloween treats to devour in Chicagoland


If your family is obsessed with Halloween, then you know you’ll fill October with as many spooky activities as you can. Make some room for something sweet when you need a break from the usual Halloween events. Yes, we know the kids get plenty of sugar after trick-or-treating, but how can you deny these boo-tiful Halloween treats that you can easily find in Chicagoland?


Graveyard Surprise at Sweet Home Gelato



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Try it if you dare! Sweet Home Gelato’s Graveyard Surprise offers a fun Halloween chocolate gelato treat. Dig in and see how many gummy worms you can find in your cone.


617 Central Avenue, Highland Park & 50 S. Main St., Suite 138, Naperville


Fluffy the Marshmallow Slayer at XO Marshmallow



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XO Marshmallow has no creative limits when bringing some bloody good fun for Halloween. This frozen cookies and cream is topped with marshmallows, candy blood and wax candy fangs that’s the cherry on top. If it’s too chilly for a shake, try out the Boo Thang Hot Cocoa with an adorable ghost marshmallow on top.


6977 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago


The Monster Batch at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts



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It’s a monster mash at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts! The chain is selling a trio of mischievous treats known as the Monster Batch and they all got names too. Slimon is an original glazed doughnut with a slime lemon filling, while Mumford is wrapped and decorated with white and purple icing. Save room for Hypno-Henry — this shell doughnut is filled with cake batter.


Various locations in Chicago suburbs


Creepy Critters at Eli’s Ark Chicago



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We’re already a big fan of Eli’s Ark Chicago, but what we love the most about this gelato shop is that it loves to celebrate the spooky season. Starting Oct. 19, head there to get a scoop from the Creepy Critters collection including aliens, spiders and more.


1843 W. North Ave., Chicago


George’s Bat Licorice Shake at George’s Ice Cream and Sweets



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Fans of black licorice need to stop by at George’s Ice Cream and Sweets in Andersonville this month. The sweet shop is offering a Black Licorice Shake, mixed with black licorice ice cream and a marshmallow sauce and sprinkled with Oreo crumbs. Sounds like a delightful frost bite to us!


5306 N. Clark St., Chicago


Wednesday’s Web-Cakes at IHOP



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A new animated movie, “The Addams Family,” is coming out this month, and IHOP is celebrating with some finger-snappin’ good Halloween treats. Your family favorite will be Wednesday’s Web-Cakes, which are buttermilk pancakes topped with cupcake icing, chocolate syrup and violet-whipped topping. Enjoy these other Addams Family treats as well: Morticia’s Haunted Hot Chocolate, Gomez’s Green Chile Omelette and Uncle Fester’s Chocolate Ice Scream Shake.


Various locations in Chicagoland


Creepin’ It Real Cake Shake at Public House Chicago



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Who can turn down another spooktacular shake? Public House Chicago is known for its outrageous cake shakes and this monster creation tops it all off with vanilla ice cream, peanut butter and a purple cake on top. Don’t forget to ask for it without alcohol (unless parents just want to themselves, mwah ha ha!).


400 N. State St., Chicago



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