10 Candy Alternatives for Halloween

October 12, 2022

Happy Kids in Dinosaur CostumeIt’s that time of year! Through the power of imagination (and careful costuming) kids become monsters, heroes, and everything in between. And on their trick-or-treating journey, they collect pounds of candy. The average kid will eat three cups of sugar on Halloween.

But what to hand out instead of candy? No one wants to be the house everyone avoids. We collected some ideas to make sure you are the most popular stop on the block!

Ten awesome Halloween handouts (not food)

  1. Bubbles
  2. Glows sticks
  3. Bouncy balls
  4. Temporary tattoos
  5. Eye patches
  6. Slap bracelets
  7. Stickers
  8. Vampire teeth
  9. Silly Straws
  10. Mini Play-Doh

A trip to a dollar store might help spark more ideas!

Ten spooktacular Halloween treats (not candy)

  1. String Cheese
  2. Granola bars
  3. Peanut butter or cheese and cracker packets
  4. Popcorn bags
  5. Packs of nuts
  6. Sugar-free gum
  7. Natural fruit snacks
  8. Small water bottles
  9. Trail mix
  10. Anything that comes in handy, pre-packaged small bags!

Or maybe a treat and a new toothbrush!

What about all the candy my kid wants to eat?

At the end of the day, Halloween is a celebration! Your child will most likely eat more sugar than usual on this holiday. It never hurts to have a sweet treat now and then, just make sure they brush their teeth after!