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.

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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.

Parenting writer

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 eight books, including It’s So Good: 100 Real Food Recipes for Kids, Red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Gold-Standard Recipes from America’s Favorite Rural Bakery, 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 six-year-old son, who already runs faster than he does.