Sweet Halloween Treats Without Candy

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Sweet Halloween Treats Without Candy

I remember fondly the fun of trick-or-treating on Halloween. We’d fill out pillowcases with candy, and then dump our sugary loot on to the living room floor to sort and inspect.

The amount of candy that my siblings and I would consume is staggering. A sugary treat or two is certainly fine, but an entire bag full of candy can feel like a sugar overload!

If you want to create fun and festive treats without the cavity risk, read on for some non-candy Halloween treat ideas. First, a word of warning – don’t be the house that gives out toothbrushes or pennies. No one likes that house! Try these fun alternatives instead:

1. Shop the $1 aisle at your craft or general store to find small notebooks & stickers. Combine with brightly colored pencils.

2. Create a childhood fun treat bag with silly putty, jacks, and other small “retro” toys. Kids will get a kick out of playing games that don’t require electronics!

game treat bag

3. Put together a DIY Halloween frame kit using leftover patterned paper and inexpensive magnetic frames.

4. Snack packs of popcorn, raisins, or fruit snacks are a great alternative to sugar-laden treats.

5. Visit the favors section of a party store for lots of great ideas for non-candy treats.

musical treat bag

6. Use your favorite Fiskars Border punches to trim cardstock & patterned paper to fold over the top of sandwich sized baggies. Staple closed & embellish!

add a skeleton embellishement

Enjoy Halloween without the sugar-coma!