Some might say that the highlight of Halloween are all of the haunted houses, Halloween parties, or scary movies, but if you ask any kid, they’ll probably say it’s the treats they get from trick-or-treating. The yearly tradition surely gives kids the opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooth, but maybe this is the year that you become the cool house on the block and offer up something a little different. So if you’re looking to show off your creative side to your neighborhood, try these fun (and tasty) alternative snacks for trick-or-treaters.
Mandarin Oranges with Jack-O-Lantern Faces
While mandarin oranges might not be the first thing you think of when you think of trick-or-treating, using your creative side could score you some major brownie points. Grab a large bag of mandarin oranges and draw some spooky jack-o-lantern faces on them to make them look like small pumpkins. It’s super cute, and also healthy.
Popcorn with Candy Corn
A bag of chips has become a popular hand out on Halloween night, but don’t kids deserve something a little more fun? Creating a little popcorn baggy sprinkled with some sweet candy corn pieces is not only a great snack, but a little more inventive then the typical bag of chips.
Cake Pops with Sprinkles
Cake pops are always a crowd pleaser with kids, so why wouldn’t it be on Halloween? You can get festive with black and orange sprinkles or if you want to get extra creative, you can create a Frankenstein cake pop with green frosting and black sprinkles on top for an extra spooky treat.
Cheesy Witch Brooms
If you want to bewitch trick-or-treaters with a healthy alternative, it doesn’t get much more bewitching than a cheesy witch broom. The simple treat involves a half cheese slice being tied with a fresh chive string around a pretzel stick creating a fun and healthy alternative to most candy or treat options.
Where to Get Bulk Candy or Halloween Novelties
If you’re in a bit of a time crunch before Halloween night and might not have time to create these treats, don’t worry, there are plenty of great bulk candy stores in Metro Detroit. You can check out Rogers Bulk Candy, Rocket Candy & Novelties, or Doc Sweets’ Candy Company for a wide selection of great candy. As an added bonus, you can find some fun Halloween novelties such as decorations or props for your house.