The Best New (and Returning) Halloween Candy You Can Buy This Year

These limited-edition candies are only here until October 31. Get 'em while you can!

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September 16, 2021

Let's face it — Halloween is all about the candy. While we love tried-and-true favorites like Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars, Sour Patch Kids and Reese's Cups, we also love to try something new every now and then. This year, brands are coming out with candies that boast new flavors, faces and colors. You'll find hard-shelled candy corn, colorful fruit snacks, apple-filled hard caramels and so much more. These are the best limited-edition candy offerings to pick up for at-home or in-person trick-or-treating this year, plus a few returning favorites we just couldn't pass up.

The Newest Finds:


This festive variety bag from Ring Pop comes with 22 individually wrapped lollipops and features flavors like Strawberry, Blue Raspberry and Purpleberry Punch Tongue Painter, which actually turns your tongue different colors! Even better?! Your kiddos can wear the pops as edible bling while they're out trick-or-treating. The brand also has new Colorfest bags available, if your coven likes one specific flavor over the others.

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There's no easier way to eat, drink and be scary this Halloween than with a handful of these Skittles Shriekers. Each pack in this fun-sized bag contains the classic fruit-flavored candies with a few sour-flavored ones thrown into the mix. With flavors like Shocking Lime, Spine-tingling Tangerine and Rattled Raspberry, each bite is sure to be a scream!

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Though there's a lot of mixed feelings around traditional caramel apples (some people really love them; others, not so much...), these caramel apple-filled hard candies from Werther's Originals make a delicious happy medium. The bright green-color of the filling also reminds us of a witch's potion — seriously, all that's missing is the bubbling cauldron!

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If you've sworn off classic candy corn in year's past because of its waxy texture, this newest version from Nerds might just be the thing to make you a fan. Each brightly-hued, triangle-shaped piece features a hard candy shell and soft mellowcreme center to give you ample crunch and chew.

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If you're looking for a Halloween treat that's a bit more on the healthier side, this Halloween mix from Welch's is a great purchase. Each bite-sized piece is made from real fruit juice and comes in festive shapes like bats, ghosts and pumpkins. Something tells us that buying them will make you mummy of the year!

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M&M's Cookies & Screem flavor returns exclusively for Halloween this year. The white, orange and black-colored mix combines the brand's signature crunchy shells with dark and white chocolate and tastes just like everyone's favorite sandwich cookie.

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Creep it real (see what we did there?) with these eerily shaped gummies from Warheads. Inside, you'll find fruity-flavored sour brains, fangs and know, everything you need to cause a little hocus pocus.

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Though the flavor was initially introduced in 2020, Twix gives its Cookies & Creme bars the fun-sized treatment in this 9 oz. bag. Whether you're team Left Twix or Team Right Twix (whatever that means), we can all agree these crispy bites will be the hit of your candy bowl.

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It's sure to be love at first bite when your kiddos dig their fangs into these fun-sized Snickers Squares. Each one combines the brand's signature nougat, peanuts, and caramel layers with a decadent fudge brownie filling to create a candy experience that tastes just like a comforting dessert.

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This Halloween-themed bento box from Sugarfina is filled with three brand-new candy offerings that are sure to make your best witches cackle with excitement. Inside, you'll find Candy Apple Caramels (which taste just like a caramel-dipped red apple), Sugar Skulls (which are covered in a mouth-puckering combo of salt and sugar) and Apple Frogs (which look just like their real-life counterpart.)

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Returning Favorites:


Cookies 'n Creme bars are a classic, and these are amped up with a fun fang design. Each fun-size package is sure to make kids' and adults' night.

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These returning favorites from Hershey's have a surprise inside. Filled with red strawberry creme, these kisses are a sweet chocolate-strawberry delight.

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Kit Kat has released many new flavors over the years: green tea, birthday cake and lemon, and we've loved pretty much all of them. These Witches Brew bites are back again this year and feature a white chocolate-flavor that's been dyed green.

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Although these Reese's might be green in color, the company swears they still taste like the real thing. How's that for a Halloween trick?

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For anyone after a mouth-puckering treat, these sour gummy worms hit the spot. The fun themed packaging is perfect for something sweet on Halloween night.

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These creme candies from Brach's are caramel apple-flavored, and we wish we could enjoy them all fall long.

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Spice up your treat bowls with these Halloween-colored animal crackers. They'll serve as a nice break from all the serious sweets you'll be eating the rest of the night, plus they're individually packaged!

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