An Awesome Halloween Candy Guide

What’s to buy, what to do with the leftovers, and everything in between
Halloween Candy


Halloween Candy

Welcome to day five of our "31 Days of Halloween." We hope you’ve been enjoying our first week of tips, tricks, and themed ideas. While we’ve shared how to dress your table and revealed all the things to do with candy corn — let’s talk about the good stuff: candy. 

Though our deep-seeded loved for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups will always remain, we have to be fair to festive sweets from all areas of the candy bowl and give them all their due. We’ve rounded up quite a number of candy content over time and we’re boxing it up and tying it with a bow — it's everything you need to know for the ultimate candy experience. 

So whether you're doling out treats every time that doorbell rings, scouring the neighborhood for the best treats with your kids, or just eating through your stash by yourself (hey, we’re with you!), here’s what you need to know. 

Halloween Candynomics: The stats: what’s the best kind of candy and how to breakdown your candy budget without forgetting about everything else like decorations, costumes, and gifts. 

Create the Ultimate Halloween Candy Bowl: Color-coordinate popular candies to make a fantastic and festive themed sweets bar at your Halloween bash.

What Wines Pair with Halloween Candy?: While we’re on the subject of parties, take your candy bar — and bowl — to the next level and create wine pairings for each of your guests' favorite sweets.

20 Halloween Candy Alternatives: Skip the candy altogether and hand out alternatives that kids can enjoy after the holiday. Things like stickers, toys, and bubbles will keep them occupied and make the festivities last just a bit longer.

7 Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy: After a fun night out of trick-or-treating, the inevitable has happened yet again. It's just like last year; there are mountains of candy piled up by the door — M&M's, Snickers, Kit Kats, Crunch Bars, and Pop Rocks by the boatload.


This article was originally published October 5, 2012