New Halloween candy and more sweet treats
Halloween seeps into every nook and cranny of everyday life during October. After all, pumpkin is in everything these days. So whether you're looking for fun, new candies to hand out on Halloween or other spooky treats to spice up the season, here are new products hitting store shelves this year.
Halloween Party Assortment(Credit: Hershey)
A host of Hershey candies (including Kit Kat Miniatures Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars and Almond Joy Bars), all stashed and ready inside a decorative pumpkin container.
Iddy Biddy Pumpkins(Credit: Russell Stover)
These bite-size chocolates are designed to have Halloween appeal as they are shaped like teeny jack o'lanterns; $1.49
M&M’s Milk Chocolate Pecan Pie candies(Credit: Mars)
People who pine for pecan pie can go for this M&M inspired by the classic dessert, only at Walmart (walmart.com); $2.98.
Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme Skulls(Credit: Hershey)
The exotic look of these cookies 'n' crème chocolates, wrapped with colorful skull foil, makes these candies good for celebrating both Halloween and Día de los Muertos.
SweeTarts Skulls & Bones(Credit: Nestle)
You'll taste green apple, grape and orange flavors when crunching into these SweeTarts that come in skeletal bone and skulls shapes; $2.99.
Snack size Reese’s Ghosts(Credit: Hershey)
With Halloween in mind, Reese's filled white chocolate, ghost-shaped treats with its signature peanut butter.
Extra Pumpkin Spice Sugar-free gum(Credit: Wrigley)
Available at retailers nationwide in 15-stick envelope packs; $2.69.
Butterfinger Peanut Butter Skull Cups(Credit: Nestle's)
Butterfinger adds Halloween energy to its crunchy peanut butter cups, shaping each piece like a skull.
Cauldron Skittles(Credit: Wrigley)
Available in a 2 oz. single pack and 10.7 Fun Size pack, the Cauldron contains flavors "Twisted Tangerine," "Gripping Grape" "Lurking Lemon," "Petrified Pear" and "Bogey Berry."
"Spooky Shapes" Jolly Rancher lollipops(Credit: Hershey)
The familiar Jolly Rancher flavors (cherry, pink lemonade, watermelon, green apple) are here in lollipop format, and shaped creepy Halloween shapes.
M&M’s White Chocolate Boo-tterscotch candies(Credit: Mars)
A combination of white chocolate and butterscotch, this seasonal flavor is only available at Target stores (target.com); $3.19.
Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn(Credit: Target)
The name explains the mix clearly, a blend of caramel corn and pumpkin spice, made with real butter. Only available for a limited time at Target stores (target.com); $2.99.
Kit Kat Darkness(Credit: Hershey)
Its black packaging isn't the only change in shade for this version of Kit Kat candy, as here its signature wafers are coated by dark chocolate. Only available at Target stores (target.com); $2.89.
Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice Snack Bites(Credit: Target)
Available for a limited time, this edible is a combination of oats, pumpkin seed kernels and cookie pieces, only available at Target stores (target.com); $3.99.
Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice Monster Trail Mix(Credit: Target)
Mixed with M&M's, this snack also contains candy pieces, raisins and pumpkin spice peanuts. Only available for a limited time at Target stores (target.com); $2.99.
Kit Kat Minis White in Snack Size(Credit: Hershey)
Going with a ghostly look, these Kit Kat minis cover their creme and wafer filling with white chocolate.
Cookie Chips(Credit: Hannahmax Baking)
It's not every snack that can brag such perks as being GMO-free, lacking in transfats, no artificial colors or flavors, made with cage-free eggs and cane sugar while featuring cookie taste and chip crunch; $3.
Brach's Brunch Favorites Candy Corn(Credit: Ferrara Candy Company )
This candy takes its taste from the popular midday meal, with its bites flavored as "Waffles & Strawberry," "Chocolate Chip & Pancake" and "French Toast & Maple Syrup. Only available at Target stores (target.com); $2.79.
Spooky Kisses(Credit: Hershey)
This Halloween version of Hershey's famous chocolate drops may follow a plain chocolate on the inside, but outside the candies will be wearing festive wrapping and sport haunted holiday greetings. Only available at Target stores (target.com); $3.59.
Halloween Singles(Credit: Russell Stover)
Simple and festive, each chocolate-covered single--whether containing dark chocolate marshmallow, milk chocolate marshmallow or milk chocolate caramel--is Halloween friendly, as each is shaped like a jack o'lantern; $0.59
Pumpkin Spice Latte Flavored Peeps(Credit: Just Born, Inc.)
This autumn candy takes the classic marshmallow chick candy, but adds pumpkin spice flavor and a base of white fudge; $2.75.
Hailing from Japan, this gluten-free and nut-free chewy fruit candy features flavors such as grape, strawberry and green apple; $5.99.
Caramel Apple Big Bite Bar with peanuts(Credit: Russell Stover)
A single-serve candy patty, it's a combination of caramel, peanuts and milk chocolate; $1.49.
Break-it Skelly(Credit: Russell Stover)
A coffin-shaped, skeleton-molded chocolate bar, this item is easy to share as it comes perforated for easy breaking and sharing; $2.99.
Hershey’s Caramel Apple Milk Chocolates(Credit: Hershey)
Going apple inside and out, these chocolates are shaped like apples and feature a caramel apple filling.
Dove Milk Chocolate Ghosts(Credit: Mars)
Target (target.com); exclusively carries this Halloween-inspired decorated version of Dove's well-known chocolate; $3.59.
Jolly Rancher Gummies(Credit: Hershey)
No need to slowly melt these sweets that pass on the standard Jolly Rancher hard candy style that instead puts its original flavors (orange, cherry, watermelon, grape, lemon, apple) into gummies; $2.99.
Peeps Marshmallow Monsters(Credit: Just Born, Inc.)
These fat-free, gluten-free Frankenstein monster heads are also marshmallow, so while they may look creepy expect a Peep-like experience; $2.
Cinnamon Apple Hot Tamales(Credit: Just Born, Inc.)
For a fruity, spicy and seasonally inspired treat, this candy features both cinnamon and apple pieces.
M&M’s Milk Chocolate Crispy S’mores candies(Credit: Mars)
Crispy graham, marshmallow and chocolate--delivered in an M&M candy shell; $3.
Caramel Apple Mike and Ike(Credit: Just Born, Inc.)
This Mike and Ike option takes a fall flavor jaunt with this box of caramel and apple bits.
Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Minis(Credit: Nestle)
Miniature peanut butter cups, touched with a taste of Butterfinger crunch.
Hershey's Halloween Caramel Filled Pumpkin Shapes(Credit: Hershey)
Inspired by the season, Hershey puts its caramel inside milk chocolate, shaping each piece like a pumpkin. Only available at Target stores (target.com); $3.59.
Starburst Candy Corn(Credit: Wrigley)
Starburst Candy Corn combines the bright, juicy flavors and colors of Starburst candies with the iconic candy corn shape. The four flavors include cherry, orange, strawberry and lemon; MSRP: $2.49.
Peeps Caramel Apple Dipped Marshmallow Chicks(Credit: Just Born)
Caramel apple, a popular flavor of the season, is a new Peeps Marshmallow treat; $2.75.