Thrill your trick-or-treaters with these limited-edition Halloween candies

You can grab a bag of mini-Almond Joys at the last minute, or you can give the candy-seeking kids at your door something unique this Halloween

October 8, 2018

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Let's start with this: Trick-or-treating kids don't want apples, or stickers, or granola bars. They want candy. Period.

So now your job as a front-door-candy-hander-outer on Halloween is to make your candy stand out form everybody else's candy.And you do that with limited-edition candies that are only available around Halloween. The website She Knows has a slideshow with a dazzling assortment of candy that'll put those boring Kit Kats to shame.

First , consider glow-in-the-dark candy. Yup!  Reese's Peanut Butter Cups that glow in the dark. How cool is that?  (There's also Hershey's Chocolate that glows in the dark.) How do they do that? Let's not ask too many questions -- just enjoy them, okay?

I think we all agree that candy corn is boring. BUT -- Sour Patch Kids Candy Corn? Yes. Way cooler. There are Hershey's Kisses clad in spooky foil wrappers with scary phrases on the little paper thingy that sticks up from the top. Butterfingers shaped like little skulls.Orange and black pull 'n' peel Twizzlers. Pumpkin Pie M&Ms -- orange on the outside, white on the inside, just like a real pumpkin. M&Ms also has a special variety called Cookies & Screem, which are frightening little speckled nuggets of dark and light chocolate. They're exclusively at Target, which has a whole bunch of limited-edition Halloween goodies, including Reese’s Spooky Miniatures, Reese’s Bats, Dove Milk Chocolate & Caramel Witches Mix, and SweeTARTS Skulls & Bones.

So . . . .clearly, it's easy to up your candy game this Halloween. Here's the slideshow with some highlights. And remember: no lottery tickets, no kale chips!