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It’s almost time for the spookiest day of the year — when jack-o-lanterns are glowing, fake spiderwebs are considered acceptable home décor, and little kids don their best costumes for some delicious treats.
Now, while Skittles and M&Ms are all well and good, I must confess that, much to my siblings’ amusement, I often opted for the healthier options while trick-or-treating. So yes, I’ve chosen apple slices over a Milky Way before, and I’m not ashamed to admit it! What can I say? I just don’t have a big sweet tooth.
If you, too, want to switch things up this Halloween and hand out something other than candy, here are 20 options that your trick-or-treaters will still enjoy:
1. Goldfish Crackers
These Halloween-themed Goldfish packets are sure to go over swimmingly with trick-or-treaters.
This Halloween treat definitely has our ‘stamp’ of approval!
3. Fake Fangs
Kids will love to bite into this classic Halloween toy.
4. Mini Rice Krispies Treats
This Halloween handout will be anything but (marsh)mellow.
5. Monster Bendables
Kids will be bending over backwards to get their hands on these fun toys!
Don’t write this Halloween handout off! Kids will love the fun designs on these pencils.
Add a little salty to the plethora of sweets kids get on Halloween with festive pretzel packets.
8. Temporary Tattoos
A tattoo that won’t make Mom mad? Kids will be all about this Halloween-themed body art.
9. Spider Rings
These creepy, crawly spider rings were around back when we were trick-or-treaters ourselves, and they never get old.
10. Annie’s Bunnies & Bats Fruit Snacks
You gotta love Annie’s for always coming through with the healthy snack alternative. Kids will go batty for these treats!
11. Wind-Up Toys
From pumpkins to Frankenstein, these wind-up toys are sure to be a winner with any age group.
12. Mini Cheddar Cheese Balls
Made with real cheese, Utz’s cheese balls are ‘cheddar’ than most.
13. Cracker Jacks
Not only will trick-or-treaters enjoy the caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts, but there’s a Halloween prize inside, too!
14. Glow Sticks
Light up the night with these always-winning glow stick bracelets.
How cute are these pumpkin stickers?! They’re sure to put a smile on any trick-or-treater’s face.
Made in festive Halloween colors, Play-Doh cans are a “treat without the sweet!”
17. Ghost-Shaped Veggie Chips
Both healthy and festive, this treat is a spook-tacular option.
18. Halloween Candy Maze Puzzles
Talk about an a-maze-ing Halloween handout!
19. Welch’s Fruit Snacks
Haunted houses, ghosts, bats, and more, these Welch’s fruit snacks come in all kinds of shapes and sizes.
Double, ‘bubble’ toil and trouble … this favor is perfect for any witch out on Halloween night.More On