7 Goodies You Can Hand Out to Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween That Won’t Rot Their Teeth

Don't worry, you won't get egged if you hand these out.
Look out for your teeth, kids, or you'll end up like this guy. Image via iStock.


Turn your neighborhood into a Halloween-themed rave with these jack-o’-lantern orange glow sticks. Deep house remixes of “Thriller” not included. $11.99 for twenty-five 4-inch glow sticks.


Encourage creativity and craftiness with these tactile treats. Just what Halloweeners need to forge little pumpkins, bats, and ghosts to display on the mantle at home. $9.37 for fifteen 1-ounce cans.

Cheddar Bunnies

Consider these a hipster hippie’s goldfish crackers. Featuring actual cheese and certified organic, they make for a satisfying snack. $4.24 for six 1-ounce packs.


Perfect for pint-sized Picassos. These crayons are sure to inspire a slew of spooky sketches. $7.10 for twenty-four 4-crayon boxes.

Halloween Cookie Cutters

Skulls and ghosts and tombstones, oh my! These 1 1/2-inch metal cutters are great for creepy cookies that will haunt you for days. $11.28 for 12 cookie cutters.

Babybel Cheeses

We could wax poetic for days about why we loved these tiny wheels of cheese. However, the scrumptious red-wrapped fromages speak for themselves. (Don’t forget to keep them refrigerated until it’s time to hand them out.). $5.79 for ten mini cheeses.

Utz Pretzel Treats

A nice alternative for kids who prefer salty snacks over sweet treats. They’re even more delicious when dipped in a jar of peanut butter #SnackHack. $17.21 for 70 half-ounce bags of pretzels.

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Nevin Martell is a parenting, food, and travel writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Saveur, Men’s Journal, Fortune, Travel + Leisure, Runner’s World, and many other publications. He is author of seven books, including It’s So Good: 100 Real Food Recipes for Kids, the travelogue-memoir Freak Show Without a Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations, and the small-press smash Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip. When he isn’t working, he loves spending time with his wife and their four-year-old son, who already runs faster than he does.