Tired of Handing Out Candy on Halloween? Here Are Our Top 5 Alternative Treats

Not every single kid on the planet has a sweet tooth, so why not some savory snacks?
Not every single kid on the planet has a sweet tooth, so why not some savory snacks?
Photo by Kimberly Truesdell

Just because Halloween is the most candy-centric holiday in the universe doesn't mean you have to give out nothing but Snickers, Skittles, Skor bars or other similar (and traditional) treats. And while I wouldn't advise being Those People who hand out bags of carrot sticks or circus peanuts, I would encourage you to offer some alternative booty. Here are five worthy of trick-or-treaters:

5. Snyder's of Hanover Pretzel Bites. Yes, technically, you could give out small bags of other brands of pretzels, but the Snyder's mini-bags are dressed for Halloween and thus more in the spirit of the season. Plus, the bags can be filled with leaves and reused as lawn decorations.

Barnum's are animal crackers par excellence.
Barnum's are animal crackers par excellence.
Photo from nationwidecandy.com

4. Animal Crackers. In a world in which money grew on trees, I would strongly recommend handing out delightful, albeit pricey, boxes of Barnum's Animal Crackers. Unless you expect only a few trick-or-treaters or are a millionaire, try the tasty, cheaper blue bags from Austin.



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