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Pairing Drinks with Halloween Candy

Halloween is upon us and, with it, bags and bags of grocery store sweets. Whether you swipe Fun Size Snickers from your kids’ plastic pumpkins or you scarf down the leftovers you bought for trick-or-treaters, chances are you’ll be indulging in some candy. And if you’re looking for an adult beverage to go with that candy, look no further.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups go great with beer. Although some might suggest a heavier brew, like Lake Louie’s Warped Speed Scotch Ale, these sweet and slightly salty little peanut butter cups also would go great with a light, caramely ale, like Furthmore’s Proper.

In Food Network Magazine, restaurateur Tom Geniesse of NYC’s Bottlerocket Wine & Spirits suggests pairing candy corn with a big, oaky white wine. Frog’s Leap 2008 Chardonnay would do the job.

For those who need something a little harder for staying up all night making the dog’s Halloween costume, Sugar Daddies paired with  Maker’s Mark bourbon is a creamy, smooth treat. Just make sure you don’t lose a filling on that sticky caramel–and don’t lose your mind when the glue stick breaks.