Halloween is just around the corner, and any enthusiast of this holiday will want to be well-stocked with some high-quality treats. It’s all a matter of creativity and finding the right combination of candy to pick out. It’s not easy finding amazing Halloween treats – but we’re here to help!
Top 10 amazing Halloween treats trick or treaters will adore
Here are some examples that will make your home the most popular Halloween stop for the whole holiday.
Wine-flavored jelly beans
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Halloween season stops by and surprises you once more. If jelly beans weren’t tasty enough on their own, now they come with the taste of a delicious wine aftertaste. There’s no real wine inside of them, so you don’t have to worry about giving them to trick or treaters below the drinking age.
The packaging for these is the cherry on top. It’s a bottle of wine that you can unwrap to reach those sweet jelly bean candies. You can’t say it’s not thematically consistent.
Mandarins are a tasty and convenient fruit that you can give out during Halloween. It comes with its own packaging and it’s not too difficult to store. Kids don’t normally enjoy being given fruit on Halloween, but they can make exceptions if it’s done in a creative way.
Why not put your mark on the mandarins and make them unique? You can treat them like pumpkins and carve out a scary face to make them look a lot cooler. Trick or treaters will love these homemade treats and they will gladly take them.
Sour patch zombies
Sour patches are an iconic staple of Halloween candy. If only there were a way to make them even more Halloween-themed. Some people had this same exact idea, and from it, sour patch zombies were born.
These sour patch candies are shaped like small gingerbread men, with the addition of having some zombie-like features. It’s an adorable kind of candy that will be welcome by any trick or treaters coming your way. Even if they don’t like them, it’s a unique enough candy that is worth keeping in the drawer to show off.
Going around town trick or treating can really work up a healthy appetite. Unfortunately for most trick or treaters, a quick and healthy meal isn’t a common find in bags of Halloween candy. You eat what you can get, which is most likely lots of candy.
Why not offer trick or treaters a nice and refreshing cup of banana milkshake? It’s sweet, it’s tasty, and most importantly – it’s pretty healthy for a Halloween treat. Give them a good pick-me-up before they head out to find more candy and your treat will be crowned the most practical and helpful Halloween treat.
Peanut butter cup skulls
Peanut butter cups are especially cherished on Halloween nights. They’re creamy, tasty, and pretty filling. Not to mention, trick or treaters love candies that are smooth and crunchy. A unique shape can only add to this.
Skulls are a symbol that you can expect to see a lot of during Halloween. However, you don’t normally see peanut butter cups in that shape, do you? They look pretty creepy when compared to a lot of other Halloween candies, and that’s part of the appeal. There’s nothing quite like coming home and eating a fistful of skulls to end the creepiest night of the year.
Pie candy corn
Every Halloween, there’s an overabundance of candy corn everywhere. People love the candy and are willing to spread it far and wide among trick or treaters. However, most of them are pretty sick of the original flavor by now.
This is where pie-flavored candy corn comes in. You can enjoy the taste of a pumpkin pie while munching on one of these packs. The different flavor will really increase the popularity of these sweet candies.
Spooky cat peeps
Everyone likes marshmallow peeps. They’re soft, they’re sweet, and there are enough of them to share in every package. It’s a dream come true for trick or treaters. However, peeps aren’t exactly intimidating or scary in any way. It’s hardly a candy for a Halloween theme. However, this is poised to change.
Halloween peeps are shaped like spooky cats, making them a bit more appropriate for the holiday. Compared to regular peeps, these might be more of a fit in bags of Halloween candy.
Pretzel cheese broomsticks
If you’re the dedicated type, you probably make some unique Halloween candies before the trick or treaters arrive. If you’re up for a challenge, pretzel broomsticks might be right up your alley. It’s a salty display of genuine effort for Halloween candy that won’t go unappreciated.
Making them is a bit tough. You need to tie some stringy cheese to one end of a pretzel and keep it there. Plus, what you tie them with needs to be edible and strong enough to hold. A string of chive would probably fit the role just fine.
Fruity chocolate bouquets
Chocolate is the most universally praised candy. You would be hard-pressed to find someone that doesn’t like chocolate. You can be sure that trick or treaters will appreciate any kind of chocolate delight you give them. Why not spice it up with some artsy fruity chocolatey treats.
It’s the stuff of chocolate dreams. Trick or treaters will be happy to find parts of fruit and chocolate bouquets in their candy bags. With a dash of healthy and delicious fruits, what’s not to love about them?
Candy apples are a gorgeous treat that any trick or treater will appreciate. You can either buy them or make them, depending on whether or not you think you can improve on the recipe. Most people will opt to buy them instead of making them, just in case. However, they’re a lot easier to make than you might think.
You start with some apples that are a bit on the smaller side. Picking crunchy ones also helps a lot. This will make the treat easy to bite into. You wash the wax of off them and then dip them in warm caramel. You can decorate them with anything you please, as long as it goes well with apple and caramel. It’s as simple as that!
Halloween is the one holiday of the year where you can show off your candy-making and candy-picking skills. With a lot of potential trick or treaters roaming the streets and heading for your home, you need to be able to impress some diverse tastes. Luckily, there are many options this year which impress in both the taste and the looks department. Consider some of these ideas and you’ll get high traffic from trick or treaters on Halloween.
About the Writer: Mia Johnson is a writer with a ten-year-long career in journalism. She has written extensively about health, fitness, and lifestyle. A native to Melbourne, she now lives in Sydney with her 3 dogs where she spends her days writing and taking care of her 900 square feet garden.