These Halloween Candies Will Ensure You’re Everyone’s Favorite Trick-or-Treat Stop This Year
As Halloween is fast approaching, it’s time to pick out your costume, carve your pumpkins, decorate the house and, perhaps most importantly, make sure you’re stocked up and ready to take on the army of trick or treaters who will descend on your front door. Aside from the fear of incurring the wrath of tricksters unsatisfied with your offerings, giving out good snacks is one way to ensure everyone has a great October 31st.
When purchasing Halloween candy, there are two important questions to ask yourself:
How much do you need?
The first factor depends on several variables, including the number of kids in your neighborhood, how decorated your neighborhood is and how good the weather will be on the evening of trick or treat.
Our rule of thumb is to estimate the number of kids in your neighborhood and multiply that figure by two. Then divide that by the number of pieces in the bags of candy you’re going to buy. The result should give you the number of bags you need to buy.
Which type of candy is best suited to your task?
The second factor is more about personal taste. After all, you’ll hopefully have some candy left over, so you should definitely buy something you or your family will enjoy.
But, if you have a neighborhood with a lot of kids, you may want to mix a few cheaper bags of candy in with the pricier chocolate bars.
With those factors in mind, we’ve put together a list of the best Halloween candy you can order from Amazon. Many of these options offer Prime shipping options, so buying last minute isn’t a problem. Plus, Amazon usually has some great deals on bulk candies.
Take a look through our list and pick out the bag (or three) that looks best to you.
1. Mars Halloween Candy Bars Variety Mix
With its mix of Musketeers, Twix, Snickers, Milky Way and M&M’s, this Mars Halloween Candy Bars Variety Mix is a winner. Each fun-sized bar or bag is ideal for sharing with guests and trick-or-treaters on Halloween night or for keeping as a tasty snack every time you get a chocolate craving. The bag contains 250 individually-wrapped pieces and features a cartoon vampire on the outside, making it a suitable vessel for doling out your candy if you don’t want to transfer it to a dish or another container.
2. Nabisco Sweet Treats Cookie Variety Pack
If your ideal Halloween treat is something more like a cookie than a candy, you might want to pick up the Nabisco Sweet Treats Cookie Variety Pack. This 30-piece pack is made up of three different cookie types: OREO Original, OREO Golden and CHIPS AHOY!, in equal measure. Each individually-wrapped pack contains two full-size, kosher cookies making them a snack to keep around the home as well as a top Halloween handout. These versatile packs are easily stored and can be used for pack lunches, picnics or a quick and easy treat at home.
3. Ring Pop Variety Back-to-School Party Pack
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The Ring Pop Variety Back-to-School Party Pack contains 20 individually-wrapped candies which you can wear on your finger. They’re great for Halloween, weddings, engagements, birthday parties and more, and these candies come in six different mouth-watering flavors, such as strawberry, rainbow sherbet freeze and berry blast. Furthermore, they’re made in the USA and make a great addition to any Halloween candy bowl.
4. SKITTLES & STARBURST Variety Mix
With positive reviews from over 90% of Amazon users, you can be confident any Halloween visitors are going to enjoy their hand out from this SKITTLES & STARBURST Candy Fun Size Variety Mix. This 65-piece pack includes both Skittles and Starburst for a color and fruit-filled candy infusion which looks as exciting as it tastes. Each compact pack includes fruity candies from a selection of flavors, including strawberry, cherry, orange, lemon and several other fruits.
5. Tara’s All Natural Gourmet Sea Salt Caramel
For a classic feel to your Halloween candy, consider adding Tara’s All Natural Handcrafted Gourmet Sea Salt Caramel to your mix. These old-fashioned treats are available in either a 11.5 or 20-ounce bag and come individually wrapped, making them ideal for Halloween trick or treat use. Taste-wise, they are made up from delicious, premium and all-natural ingredients, including butter, fresh cream and vanilla. With these soft, creamy treats in your candy compilation, your guests and trick or treaters are sure to remember you.
6. YumEarth Organic Lollipops Bin
This YumEarth Organic Lollipops Bin comes full of 125 candy treats which are great for Halloween visitors. The lollipops are free from all kinds of allergens, including egg, peanuts, dairy and gluten. They’re organic, too. The pack includes a variety of delicious flavors, such as strawberry smash, wet-face watermelon and perfectly peach. The vegan-friendly treats are also free from artificial flavors and colors.
7. Pop Rocks Candy Ultimate Assortment Bulk
If you want a candy which old and young will both enjoy equally, this Pop Rocks Candy Ultimate Assortment Bulk fits the bill. Inside the pack, you’ll find 18 individually-wrapped 0.33-ounce packs of everyone’s favorite “popping” candy from the 1980s. Each assortment comes with nine memorable flavors to choose from, including tropical punch, watermelon, blue raspberry and cotton candy. Furthermore, these treats are gluten, peanut, fat and tree nut free, making them a popular option for lots of dietary restrictions.
8. Swedish Fish Mini Soft & Chewy Candy
Do you know why Swedish Fish are “Swedish”? These chewy candies were developed by Swedish candy maker Malaco back in the 1950s for the US market. They were made into the shape of a fish because the Swedish fishing industry was huge at the time. And, as we now know, the candies were a huge success, entrenching them in the culture of those decades and in the throwback culture of today. Try putting some of these Swedish Fish Mini Soft & Chewy Candy into your candy bowl this Halloween to give it a more European feel.
9. Pixy Stix Candy Filled Fun Straws
There’s something magical about eating flavored sugar from a tube. The way you have to tilt it just right to avoid getting a block on the end. The way you can put a whole pile of the candy on your tongue and swish it around your mouth. As a kid, there’s really no better way to enjoy a straight shot of sugar. That’s why Pixy Stix are some of the most popular “dime store” candy still available. This box contains 85 fun straws in four wild flavors for you to give away to the best costumed kids this Halloween.
10. Charleston Chew Bar Pack
While young trick or treaters may simply enjoy the Chewy, vanilla flavored nougat wrapped in a rich, chocolaty coating, older visitors are sure to enjoy the blast-from-the-past that is a Charleston Chew Bar. This Charleston Chew Bar Pack includes 120 individually-wrapped bars, which can be given out on October 31st, snacked on throughout the night or kept as treats for your kids. You can also freeze the bars for a different yet equally delicious way to eat them.
11. Custom Varietea Candy Party Mix Bag
The Custom Varietea Candy Party Mix Bag is perfect for candy fans who love to chew. Inside the bag, you’ll find all your favorite chewy candies, including Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish, Skittles, Lifesaver Gummies and more. The pack is available in three different sizes, depending on your Halloween candy-giving needs, or this bag could simply be a great way to give kids and adults a daily sweet treat in their lunch boxes.
12. Nestle Assorted Bulk Halloween Candy Bag
If you know you’re going to have a busy night with a near endless line of trick or treaters, you’re going to need plenty of delicious treats to last you through the evening. This Nestle Assorted Bulk Chocolate Halloween Candy Bag contains a variety of 230 chocolates, including Nestle Crunch bars, Baby Ruths, Butterfingers and Nestle Milk Chocolate Bars. Each treat is individually-wrapped and snack sized, making them ideal for giving out to kids and adults alike.
13. HERSHEY’S Candy Bar Assorted Variety Pack
If you’re looking to be the most popular house in your neighborhood this Halloween or you want to reward the few trick or treaters that actually make it out to your house, raise your candy-giving game with this selection pack of full-size candy bars. The HERSHEY’S Halloween Chocolate Candy Bar Variety Pack is filled with an assortment of bars, including Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kats and Hershey’s normal chocolate and chocolate with almond bars. The 30-count box is ideal for sharing with visitors and guests and can be used for trick or treating, kept for general snacks or used in baking.
14. Tony’s Chocolonely Halloween Milk Chocolate Bag
Delicious chocolate candies are sure to go down well with all of your Trick or Treating visitors on October 31st. The bite-size treats inside this Tony’s Chocolonely Halloween Milk Chocolate Bag are made in Belgium and come in ready-to-go individual wrappers. The fair trade chocolate is also available in three different flavors, milk, dark and caramel sea salt, meaning there’s an option to please every chocolate palate. Furthermore, these chocolate candies come in a handy dispensing box for easy distribution.
15. Airheads Candy Halloween Bulk Box
Containing approximately 1,000 pieces, the Airheads Candy Halloween Bulk Box is a great choice for busy households on Halloween night. Sweet or sour flavors in the box include blue raspberry, watermelon, cherry and more. Each candy is also individually-wrapped, free from the “Big 8” allergens and the ideal size for snacking and sharing. In addition, if you have any candies left over from the night, these Airheads make a great sugary treat at the office or in lunch boxes.