11 Wines to Pair with Halloween Candy
So, you raided your kids’ Halloween candy stash. NBD. Here, the best wines to wash it down with—whether you snuck a Kit Kat or mini pack of candy corn.
Kit Kat: Prosecco
Crisp bubbles are the perfect match for crisp wafers. Plus, the citrus notes of the sparkling wine draw out the creamy flavors of the chocolate. Yum.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup: Port Wine
You’ll need something with a bit of acidity—but also sweetness—to balance the peanut butter filling.
M&Ms: Cabernet Sauvignon
When it comes to chocolate, you can’t go wrong with a medium-bodied red. A great match for this candy whether you nab the regular or peanut kind.
Candy Corn: Chardonnay
The buttery notes in this white wine somehow mute the sugary taste of this Halloween favorite.
Red Licorice: Moscato
No matter how many Red Vines you eat, the chewy texture calls for something that’s slightly sweet.
Sour Patch Kids: Champagne
A candy this sour requires a chaser that’s acidic enough to cleanse your palate, but fancy enough to savor each bite.
Snickers: White Zinfandel
Mmmm, nougat topped with caramel and peanuts. You’ll need something nutty—with a hint of spice—to draw out the range of flavors packed into the bar.
Butterfinger: Pinot Grigio
The roasted peanut butter layer is sweet, which is why this wine (and its citrusy notes) is the perfect pair.
Skittles: Sauvignon Blanc
The dry and zesty flavors cut right through the sweetness in this candy so you can really taste the rainbow.
Starburst: Pinot Noir
The berry flavors in this red elegantly match the cherry, raspberry and fruity flavors of this mouthwatering (and easy-to-unwrap) treat.