12 Local Shops on O‘ahu Where the Halloween Treats are Spooktacularly Good

Tricked-out treats are perfect for the one night even adults can go batty.


Honolulu’s bakeries, creameries and candy makers are getting downright scary in their zeal to make chocolate-smothered Oreos, pumpkin crunch pancakes and other decadent delights. Made with their hocus pocus magic, these goodies will up the fun of the one night when even adults are encouraged to be a little batty.


53 By The Sea


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Yes, the seaside eatery is selling adorable Halloween cookie kits with a dozen fresh baked cookies, pastry bags filled with colorful frostings and spirited sprinkles. Also available (to order through #chownow) is a pastry box home to some creepy desserts: mummy apple strudel, green tea Frankenstein cheesecake, coconut ube witches cream puff and a caramel coffee chocolate pecan graveyard tart.


$40 for the cookie kit, 53 Ahui St. (808) 536-5353, 53bythesea.com, @53bythesea


Cake Works Hawai‘i


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Cake Works Hawai‘i’s themed cupcakes include dressed-up options that highlight yummy Halloween flavors. Come in for a bite of vanilla candy corn, devil’s food, maple pecan and pumpkin spice cupcakes.


Starting at $14, 2820 S. King St., (808) 946-4333, cakeworkshi.com, @cakeworks_hi

Chocolate + Vanilla Bakery

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Add chocolate to anything and you’ve got a broke-da-mouth bestseller. For example, Chocolate + Vanilla’s pumpkin spice bread with chocolate chips is a perfect balance of comforting autumn flavors and rich, creamy cocoa. Also, keep a watchful eye out for fang-tastic Halloween cupcakes that’ll be available next week.


1115 12th Ave., (808) 737-2462, @chocolateandvanilla808


La Tour

La Tour Cafe Pumpkin Cream Cheese Macarons

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Locals know La Tour Café is a hot spot for the iconic Parisian treat. Besides its signature classics—red velvet, liliko‘i and matcha—the bistro also offers seasonal flavors including this month’s pumpkin cheesecake macaron.


Multiple locations, latourcafe.com, @latourcafe


Liliha Bakery

Liliha Bakery Cookies

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Old-school sugar cookies disguised as Jack and Frankie are perfect for ghouls and guys who love to get into the spirit of things.


$3.25 each, multiple locations, lilihabakery.com, @lilihabakery


Mānoa Chocolate

Manoa Chocolate Pumpkin Crunch Bar

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Take the smooth, sweet goodness of Mānoa Chocolate and add some candy-coated pecans and walnuts, plus a pinch of pumpkin spice, and you’ve got something that’ll melt all your troubles away in this Pumpkin Pie Crunch bar.


333 Uluniu St., Suite 203, Kailua, (808) 263-6292, manoachocolate.com, @manoachocolate


Over Easy


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Starting in November, the Kailua eatery’s Pumpkin Crunch Pancakes—fluffy, light hotcakes sandwiching pumpkin pie filling and topped with tangy cream cheese frosting and nutty, buttery crunchy crumbles—will be one more reason to drive over the Pali.


418 Ku‘ulei Road, #103, Kailua, (808) 260-1732, easyquehi.com@overeasyhi, @easyquehi


Samurai Snacks

Samurai Snacks

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Pre-packaged ghoulie bags filled with delicious sweet and savory snacks are ready-made for Saturday. Plus, Samurai’s lineup of Halloween-hued soft serves will keep us chill during these humid Hawaiian nights.


Snack packs start at $1.95, ‘Aiea Shopping Center, (808) 484-2200, @samuraisnacks_aiea


Sticky Fingers

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Sticky Fingers takes sweets to the next level by freeze-drying them. Zombie skittles, caramel apple Werther’s and mini marshmallows turn into addictive one-bite hits that are explosive in flavor and texture.


Order through (808) 900-7629 or @sticky_fingers_gummies


Sweet Revenge

Sweet Revenge Pies

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Sweet Revenge’s tiny tins hold big, bold flavors, especially when it comes to holiday specials. This month’s sweet pies are loaded with popular candies, decadent cakes, silky ganache, fluffy mousse and luscious frosting. A savory raven and toadstool pie includes juicy pieces of chicken breast and tender mushrooms snuggling up together in a blanket of golden homemade gravy.


Pies start at $9, 979 Robello Lane, (808) 282-0234, sweetrevengehonolulu.com, @sweetrevengehnl


Uncle’s Ice Cream

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We love, and live for, Uncle’s dreamy ice cream sammies. Recently, the North Shore creamery collaborated with Hawaiian Host for a heavenly combo that marries Kona Mac candies with mocha ice cream. If that doesn’t entice you, the new flavor is sandwiched in between two buttery, cinnamon-y snickerdoodle cookies. We’re sold.


Available in multiple grocery stores, (808) 238-9021, unclesicecream.com, @unclesicecream


Via Gelato

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Grab your spoons and indulge in Via Gelato’s seasonal flavors. This week, scoop up Black Vanilla, Ferrero Rocher and Cookie Monster ice cream, which, yes, is blue and includes edible cookie dough. Om, nom, nom, nom.


1142 12th Ave., (808) 732-2800, viagelato.com, @viagelato