10 Halloween Candy & Wine Pairings – For A Special Trick or Treat

Once the last trick-or-treater has rung the doorbell, the lights of have been turned off and the clock strikes midnight, Halloween will officially be over. The only thing left to do is take stock of the leftover candy or dig through your own trick-or-treater’s bag. Why not enjoy a glass of wine with the loot you (or your child) earned?

According to Jordan Mackay from CHOW:

wine should always be sweeter than the candy or dessert you’re pairing.

Based on some fun research, we have compiled a list of Halloween wine pairings that may be frighteningly good as a last hoorah to Halloween.

Halloween Wine & Candy Pairings

1. Smarties

A common sugary, treat found in buckets and bags, Muscat wine isn’t perfect but a good compliment for the sweet treat.

2. Starbursts

A fruity favorite, a wine with noble rot like Beringer’s Nightingale will pair nicely.

3. Jollyranchers

The high acidity in Chenin Blanc offsets the sweetness in Jollyranchers.

4. Red Licorice

Pinot Noirs already have cherry undertones that make this pairing a no brainer.

5. Twix:

The refreshing sweetness of Ice Wines taste delicious with Twix’s recipe of caramel, cookie and chocolate.

6 .Kit Kat, 3 Musketeers

Kit Kats and 3 Musketeers are lighter, fluffier candy bars and need a medium wine like Merlot.

7. M&M’s

Everyone’s favorite candy that melts in the mouth, not in the hands, will melt perfectly with Red Zinfandel.

8. Mounds

For the coconut lovers (like myself), Cabernet Sauvignon’s harsh tannins actually pair well with Mound’s dark chocolate.

9. Hershey’s Dark chocolate

The bitter dark chocolate in Hershey’s makes a statement with the powerful red Syrah.

10. Snickers, Reese’s Cup, Candy Corn, Classic Caramel

Port already has a strong, sweet, creamy taste. Pair it with chocolate, caramel, and any type of peanut and an amazing, memorable combination ensues.