The Best Halloween Candy Ideas

Trick or treating will have a whole new meaning with these fun and creative Halloween Candy Ideas.

Unsure of what candy to buy? We’ve got you covered with a list of the 25 best Halloween candies to fill up your bowl this year. We’ve also got plenty of fun ideas for decorating your candy bowl to impress all the trick or treaters in the neighborhood! Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the trick or treating bag. Keep reading for fun and easy trick or treating bags that go great with any Halloween costume! If you’re stressed about what you will do with all the collected candy post-Halloween, stick around for our favorite leftover candy ideas.

The Best Halloween Candy Ideas

Halloween Candy Ideas

If you want to impress the trick-or-treaters of your neighborhood, you’re going to need some Halloween candy that everybody loves! From old-school favorites to tasty new treats, here are 25 of the best Halloween candy ideas to help fill up your candy bowl this year! 

  1. Glow in The Dark Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups 
  2. Hershey Mini’s
  3. Fun Size Snickers
  4. Butterfinger
  5. Kit Kat Halloween Witches Brew
  6. Tootsie Rolls
  7. Tootsie Roll Caramel Apple Pops
  8. Sour Punch Halloween Twists
  9. Spooky Nerds Rope
  10. Kellog’s Rice Crispy Treats Mini Snack Bars
  11. M&M’s
  12. Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies
  13. Skittle’s Shriekers
  14. M&M’s Cookies Screem
  15. Hershey’s Vampire Kisses
  16. Dove Milk Chocolate Pumpkins
  17. Halloween Ring Pops
  18. Nerds Candy Corn
  19. Airheads Spooky Mix
  20. Jolly Ranchers
  21. Milky Way Midnight Minis
  22. Laffy Taffy
  23. Haribo Sour Vampire Bats
  24. Twizzler Halloween Twists
  25. Fun Size Baby Ruths

The Best Halloween Candy Bowl Ideas

halloween candy bowl ideas

We know how tempting it is to grab the biggest bowl in your pantry, fill it up with candy, set it out on the porch, and call it a day. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with this style of Halloween candy bowl, there are plenty of cute DIY options that are just as easy as they are fun! If you feel like stepping up your halloween game this year, try one of these halloween candy bowl ideas trick-or-treaters will love!

Ghost Halloween Candy Bowl

This halloween candy bowl idea is SUPER easy, so if you’re looking for something simple this halloween; look no further. All you need to make this spooky candy bowl is a white sheet, a black sheet or black felt, and the biggest bowl in your pantry! Place your candy bowl on top of a side table and lay the black sheet over the bowl. Cut out two eyes and a mouth in your white sheet and lay it over the black sheet on top of your candy bowl and side table. place your candy inside of the bowl and BOOm, you’ve got yourself a spooky ghost halloween candy bowl.

Candy Treasure Chest

candy treasure chest

If you’re looking to be unique with your halloween candy bowl this year, then a candy treasure chest is the best idea for you. Swap out the standard bowl for an entire chest and fill it with candy. This is also a great idea if you’ve got a lot of trick-or-treaters in the neighborhood to impress. Using a candy treasure chest also saves you the time of having to refill your candy bowl! Make sure to add a lot of gold chocolate coins so that it looks like a real treasure chest. Throw in fake skulls and a few other pirate accessories and you’ll have the coolest halloween candy bowl on the block.

Open If You Dare Dresser

Another great halloween candy idea is to replace the bowl with a small dresser. Fill each dresser drawer with a different style of candy. In the first drawer, pile up all of the chocolate candies. Next, throw in all the fruity and sweet treats. Finally, fill the last draw with something that will spook the trick-or-treaters! If you’re stuck on something spooky to fill the last drawer with, then creepy crawlers are a great choice. Have fun with your twist on the traditional halloween candy bowl. Write something spooky on the dresser like, “open if you dare”. If you are opting for something fun and festive instead of spooky, there are plenty of ways to style the candy dresser! Label what each drawer contains so the trick-or-treaters know which drawer to open. Write something fun and festive like, “Trick or Treat!” or, “Happy Halloween!” Either way, we guarantee the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood will love a dresser full of candy.

Grim Reaper Candy Bowl

If you aren’t in the DIY mood, then this Grim Reaper Candy Bowl from Amazon is a great purchasable option to spook your trick-or-treaters. This spooky halloween bowl comes to life when trick-or-treaters go to reach for candy. It looks just like the grim reaper is holding the candy bowl!

Footed Candy Bowl

If you’re looking for a halloween candy bowl that you can buy that is a little less spooky, this Happy Halloween Footed Candy Bowl from Amazon is for you. This cute and festive candy bowl has feet! The trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood will definitely get a giggle when grabbing candy from this bowl. Purchase this halloween candy bowl if you’re looking for a fun, light-hearted way to impress your trick-or-treaters.

What else do we need in addition to the perfect halloween candy and the perfect candy bowl?

The Best Halloween Candy Bags

halloween candy bag ideas

If you’re planning on venturing outside of the house this halloween, then you’re going to want a solid place to store all of that candy! Whether you want to be simple with your trick-or-treating bag, or go all out for your candy storage; we’ve got you covered with the best halloween candy bag ideas.

Glow in The Dark Bucket

This awesome trick-or-treat bucket is a great idea for your halloween candy adventures for multiple reasons. For one, it doubles as a night light with its cool glow in the dark feature. Two, it’s spooky and adorable! Three, its SUPER affordable. You can buy this festive candy bag for just $2.00 at party city. Grab two per family member and get ready to stroll around the neighborhood in halloween-style!

Trick-or-Treat Yoself Candy Bag

Another awesome find from Party City, this Trick-or-Treat Yoself tote bag will collect as many laughs as it does candy. This is a great halloween candy bag if you’re looking for a cute and affordable twist on the standard trick-or-treating bucket. The black, orange, and white striped bags features the words “Trick-or-Treat Yoself” with batwing images on the outside of the words. If you plan on collecting a lot of candy this year, then this bag is perfect because you can throw it over your shoulder! Avoid tired hands from heavy bags of candy with this festive halloween candy bag.

We hope everyone has a Happy Halloween! If you’re looking for more ways to have fun with your family during spooky season, check out these Fall festivities and halloween activities for the entire family to enjoy. If you’re looking for some sweet treats beyond candy, these halloween snacktivites with Chef Laura are sure to satisfy your cravings. Do you have other halloween ideas that you didn’t see in this blog post? Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear them!