Best Halloween candy: 9 candies you’ll steal from the candy stash


We’ve all been there. The kids’ Halloween candy is calling. These nine candies are the best Halloween candy to steal from the trick or treating stash.

After a certain age, you can’t go trick or treating any more. But, the best Halloween candy could be in your kids’ Halloween bag. Since all parents must check that trick or treating candy, parents might “test” a Halloween candy or two Halloween night. Our list of the best Halloween candy might be the ones that mysteriously disappear from our kids’ Halloween bags.

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Who doesn’t want to taste the rainbow? The fruity candy with the hard shell is extremely popular. Even as Skittle expands its flavors to include sweet heat and sour, Skittles fans never waver. There is something a little addicting about these candies.


While M&Ms have expanded from the classic chocolate, or even peanut, the original, classic M&Ms are still a very popular candy. Those snack size bags of M&Ms are easy to scarf down in one big handful. Of course, there are many legends about the various colors. Believe those green M&Ms rumors if you want. Any color is quite tasty in my book.



The combination of chocolate, peanut and caramel is extremely satisfying. No one wants to get hangry, right? Snickers are a classic candy that is still extremely popular. Unless you’re allergic to peanuts, you’ve probably had at least a bite of Snickers in your lifetime. At least at Halloween the Snickers are a little smaller, so you feel less guilty about eating it (or them, if you can’t stop at just one small one).

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

For many people, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is the top candy choice. From the snack size version to the giant version, these candies are so satisfying. The peanut butter filling is sweet, yet salty. Combined with the chocolate, the bite is totally craveable. Even if you eat 10 of those snack size ones on Halloween, you might go back for more the next day. Does anyone have any Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups left in the candy stash by the end of the week?

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Sour Patch Kids

Sour flavors and sour candy have become more popular. That unmistakable pucker is a favorite with kids and many adults. Sour Patch Kids have that signature sour, yet a little sweet, flavor. Plus, the candy itself is fun. Who wouldn’t smile when looking at these cute little sour candy? It’s fun and tasty, which is a perfect combination for a best Halloween candy.

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Bart Simpson didn’t let anyone lay a finger on his Butterfinger. Hopefully, you’ll be able to squirrel away those Butterfingers from the Halloween candy stash. This chocolate, peanut butter candy has a little crunch to each bite. The peanut butter is a little less sweet too. So, how do you hide your Butterfinger from those little sticky fingers?

Hershey Bar

The classic Hershey Bar is, and always be, a favorite. A simple, plain chocolate bar can be enjoyed on its own, broken up into ice cream or used in a s’more. The Hershey Bar doesn’t need anything to make it better. The chocolate isn’t too sweet or too bitter. Just don’t let it melt before you enjoy it.

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Milky Way

The combination of chocolate, caramel and nougat is a delight. The candy bar isn’t named for the stars, rather it was a reference to malted milk. The nougat is a large part of the popular candy. With its light, airy center, Milky Way doesn’t seem as heavy as other candy bars. If you’re a caramel fan, Milky Way is usually a popular choice for you.

Kit Kat

Kit Kat is a candy either you love or you hate. Usually, there is no middle ground. While the Japanese are obsessed with random Kit Kat flavors, the classic chocolate and wafer candy is enjoyed by a lot of people. The crunch factor is the key. There is something satisfying about biting into the bar. Plus, one large Kit Kat is great for sharing. Who wouldn’t want to break in that Kit Kat bar?

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