10 Halloween Treat Alternatives

I have a love-hate relationship with Halloween; I love the holiday but hate what all that candy does to the kids.

As a teacher, I have always tried to plan any school events carefully to avoid the dreaded sugary substance.

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Non-Candy Halloween Treat Alternatives

In the past, I have scoured the stores searching for Halloween candy alternatives for my class party and the trick-or-treaters that come to my home. Going from store to store looking for treat alternatives is such a pain!

Is it just me or does anybody else get creeped out when people take their babies trick-or-treating? I can’t bring myself to put candy in the bag of a sweet little baby!

With that in mind I decided to create a list of my favorite non-candy Halloween treats.

I’m not saying that any of the items on the list are healthy, some of the items on the list aren’t even food.

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Top Ten List of Non-Candy Halloween Treats

  1. Stauffer’s Halloween Animal Crackers Boo Bag
  2. Betty Crocker Halloween Fruit Snacks
  3. Teddy Grahams Fun Size Halloween Snacks
  4. Utz Halloween Shaped Pretzel Treats
  5. Individually Packaged Halloween Play-doh
  6. Kraft Individually Packaged Fun Shapes BooMallows
  7. Quaker Chewy Mini-Granola Bars {Fright Night}
  8. Stauffer’s Halloween Shortbread Cookies Boo Bag
  9. Pirate’s Booty Individually Packaged {Nut Free}
  10. Halloween Crayons

  11. Where to Find Non-Candy Halloween Treats

    List of stores where I have seen or purchased these items recently

    • Stauffer’s Halloween Boo Bags {World Market}
    • Betty Crocker Halloween Fruit Snacks {Wal-Mart}
    • Teddy Grahams Fun Size Halloween Snacks {CVS}
    • Utz Halloween Shaped Pretzel Treats {Wal-Mart}
    • Kraft Individually Packaged Fun Shapes BooMallows {Wal-Mart}
    • Quaker Fright Night Mini Granola Bars {Wal-Mart}

    Crayola used to sell bags of Halloween crayons in sets of 3 at Wal-Mart but I haven’t seen them there lately.

    Please leave a comment below and let us know if you have found any of these treats and if so what stores you found them in so others will know where to look. Or let us know of another treat to add to the list!

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About Vanessa Levin

Vanessa is the creator of Pre-K Pages and author of the book A Fabulous First Year and Beyond: A Practical Guide for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers. She has more than two decades of teaching experience and enjoys helping kids and teachers through her professional development sessions. Follow Vanessa on Facebook, Google +, Twitter and Pinterest.


  1. I bought a copy of “The Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything” for each of my students from Scholastic. It’s $1.00 in the October flyer. Books are the BEST gifts and this is 1 of my favorites!

    • Emma @ P is for Preschooler says:

      What a great idea! I would have loved to find a book in my trick-or-treat book – and I’d love to see one in my daughter’s as well!

  2. Bette Vaughan says:

    I get the book of coupons from Wendys or McDonalds and give one to each child. They are only $1.

  3. Christine L. says:

    I have 48 students in my two sessions of UPK, so I dont buy gifts, even at a dollar each, its too much! I bake some cupcakes for our classroom party, and we play Halloween themed games like pin the nose on the pumpkin, tell Halloween jokes, have a dance party, and call it a day! Fun without the candy!

    • I love the idea of “Pin the nose on the pumpkin”! Very cute!! I would love to make one for my Pre-K class this eyar. Thanks for sharing that idea, Christine!! Happy Halloween!

  4. I have found many of these treats at Target.

  5. Great idea! I just stopped at Sam’s Club and found multiple packs of multiple packs!!! Animal Crackers, Frito products, fruit products, etc., all ready for little ghosts and goblins! Thanks for the idea! And the healthy aspect of Halloween! It CAN be done!!!

  6. Walmart also has snack sized separate bags of microwave popcorn. $4.00 for 20 and Scooby fruit roll-ups 26 for either $4 or $5 with a trick or treat zoinks points code on each! Also dollar stores often have stickers, tattoos, spider rings, etc.

  7. Yes, I forgot to add those – LOL – I bought all 3

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