It’s easy to let down your guard this time of year. Even if you don’t have kiddos bringing candy home after trick-or-treating or school parties, you might pick up some sweet treats to hand out to the neighbor children. Or there might be a bowl full of fun-sized candy bars at work. Or the teller at the bank might hand you a sugary snack along with your cash. And a little here, a little there — it doesn’t really matter, does it?
Yes, actually! If you’re not being mindful, those little bits here and there can really add up to the point of being not-so-little anymore. Easily.
Now, you don’t have as much choice regarding the Halloween treats you run into out in the world, but when it comes to what you purposely bring into your house, you should know that there are plenty of Halloween treat ideas that aren’t candy (or even candy-adjacent — I’m looking at you, dark chocolate covered almonds!). So if you want to offer the costumed cuties coming by a bit of a healthier treat (or just want to make sure that the leftovers you end up with aren’t packed full of sugar), check out these Halloween treat ideas!
13 Halloween Treat Ideas (That Aren’t Candy)
If you’re handing these out at the door, you’ll need to find options that come individually packaged, but if you’re having a party, consider doing something fun and homemade and create your own snack packs.
Who says a treat needs to be something you can eat? Find small, inexpensive but fun Halloween-themed items that kids can pick out and play with long after they’ve finished chowing down on their other goodies. (Another source for more of these? Cool Mom Picks!)
Do you hand out candy on Halloween? I love seeing all the clever costumes! —Kristen