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Fun Alternatives to Halloween Candy


With Halloween right around the corner, parents everywhere are buying sugary-sweet goodies to pass out to all the trick-or-treaters this year. Believe it or not, trick-or-treating doesn’t have to involve candy to be fun, and with October being National Dental Hygiene Month, this is a perfect time to talk about fun alternatives to Halloween candy. Below are four fun treats that you can pass out this year, in place of sugary candy. 

Candy Apples

1. Candy Apples

Candy apples are another great alternative to Halloween candy. While the candy coating will help with your child’s hankering for some sweets, the apple provide some much needed nutrients and help fill your child up, so they don’t have a candy overload. You can even make different kinds! Click here for an easy recipe.

2. ​Pumpkin Face Clementines

Clementines are always a go to snack for kids, so why not incorporate them into your Halloween fun? All you need to do is draw a spooky jack-o’-lantern face with a black sharpie, and voilá, you have the perfect Halloween treat!

Homemade Slime

3. Cup of Slime

Making several batches of different colored slime is another fun treat to pass out for Halloween. The cups of slime can provide spooky fun for children of all ages and is fairly inexpensive to make — all you need is water, borax, elmer’s glue, and food coloring. Click here for the slimy recipe

4. Glow Sticks

What kid doesn’t love a glow stick? Not only does it help keep your eyes on the children to see them as it gets darker, but glow sticks also provide hours of fun. They are great accessories for items like a glow-in-the-dark tiara for your princess, or a lightsaber for your mini Luke Skywalker. 

The options are endless when it comes to thinking of fun Halloween alternatives to sugary candy — all you need is a little imagination. Keep the trick-or-treaters excited and engaged with the treats you distribute throughout the night. Items such as toothbrushes and floss, raisins, or bottles of water are great too, so serving items like these and the ones listed above truly invoke a unique spooktacular spirit for the holiday.