The Best Halloween Candy You’re Not Handing Out (Yet)
When it comes to Halloween candy, we rely on our faves like Snickers and Reese's. But some of the best Halloween treats aren't the classics—yet, anyway. Find out the surprising snacks you should grab this year.
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Kit Kat Pumpkin Pie Miniatures
This year Kit Kat released a brand new flavor: pumpkin pie. We are here for it! Share this new candy with trick-or-treaters. They’ll be happy to have a just-released snack in their tote bags.
Haribo Trick or Treat Mix
Get a mix of classic Harbio shapes and spooky Halloween gummies, like snakes and mummies. Kids love gummy candy, so this is a bag you’ll want to grab.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Bats
We all know (and love) Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins, so this year why not switch up your treat game with a different shape: bats!
Flipz Minis Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Who doesn’t love a little bit of salt paired with sweet? These chocolate-covered pretzels are just the thing to satisfy everyone’s cravings this Halloween. Bonus: These pretzels are made in a facility that doesn’t deal with nuts, meaning they’re safe for kids with those allergies. If you’ve got allergy-free treats, be sure to put out a teal pumpkin—kids and parents will thank you.
Utz Mini Cheeseballs
Not all of the best Halloween treats are chocolate. Some trick-or-treaters prefer salty snacks and if they’re cheesy—well, all the better. These mini packs of cheeseballs (one of our favorites at Taste of Home) are just the thing to break the pattern of sugary treats.
The classic Dove squares have gotten a fall makeover. Your favorite flavors—dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramel-filled chocolate—are all still there but wrapped up in pumpkin foil. These small candies are just the thing to fill out Halloween treat bags.
Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn
Salty and sweet is a ghoulishly good combination definitely worth handing out to the little ghosts and goblins that coming knocking at your door.
After you’ve gone through all this kettle corn, try these popcorn treats.
Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers
These gummy worms combine everything kids love about Halloween. They’re sour, they’re creepy and they’re gummy. That’s a win-win-win for little witches and wizards.
Hershey’s Spooky Shapes
We know what you’re thinking: Hershey’s and Reese’s are typical Halloween treats. And you’d be right, except these treats have an extra Halloween spin outside of the fun packaging. Inside, all the classics—Hershey’s bars, Hershey’s Cookies ‘n Cream, Reese’s and York Peppermint Patties—are given scary makeovers as ghosts, pumpkins and tombstones. We’ve never seen a tombstone-shaped chocolate bar before, but we’re sure all the kiddos will love them.
Betty Crocker Fruit Halloween Snacks
You never want to be the house that hands out fruit on Halloween, but you might want to be the one that hands out fruit snacks. Kids of all ages—but especially the younger set—will love a few fruit snacks and fruit roll-ups in their baskets.
Annie’s Bunny Grahams
Got some especially tiny trick-or-treaters in the neighborhood? You might want to snag a box of these tot-friendly graham cracker snacks. In chocolate and honey flavors, they’re just right for the smallest scarecrows and scaredy cats.
Pumpkin Patch Orange Pop Rocks
There are some candies that are quintessentially kid, and Pop Rocks are chief among them. Treat kiddos to a special Halloween edition of the candy this year for trick-or-treating (and maybe buy a pack or two for yourself—just for fun).
Gluten-Free Pretzel Crisps
If you know you’ve got some gluten-free ghouls coming to your door, set aside some packages of these gluten-free pretzels. Our editors love them!
Quaker Chewy Minis
Looking for trick-or-treat snacks that can be repurposed as a lunchbox snack? Hand out some miniature granola bars. We love how they got a Halloween makeover with orange sprinkles!
Caramel Apple Pops
There’s something about these sticky-sweet suckers that kids just love. While the sweet-and-sour hard candy isn’t quite like a real apple, the caramel coating helps it come close. After you’ve handed all these out, try making real caramel apples at home.