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Best Halloween candy

Posted October 30, 2012 12:33 p.m. EDT
Updated October 24, 2013 9:23 a.m. EDT

In the battle between good neighbor (I don't want to be the mom who gives out granola bars) and dental visit enabler, I wait until the last minute to stock up for trick or treat. I want to avoid making that mid-evening run to re-stock when I realize my family has eaten more than we give out.

Here are our Five Faves:

Mini Snickers -- requested by my hubby but reasonably priced. They are easy to stock up on and demonstrate a commitment to brand-name chocolate appreciated by the discriminating trick-or-treater.

Reese's Pumpkins -- these are family-only. There's something about the special holiday shapes -- pumpkin, Christmas tree, Easter egg that makes you think you're getting a bit extra on the inside from the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

Mini Hershey's -- Can I count this separate from the Snickers? Simple, solid milk chocolate will satisfy every time. 

Candy Corn -- the classic. No matter how much you love them (and I do), don't try to save some for the off season. They are just not the same outside October.

Mello pumpkins -- A shot of sugar in a bite-size package. Be careful not to eat the whole bag in one sitting. Since they are not individually wrapped, these and the candy corn won't work for giveaways. What a shame.

Admit it, a holiday that celebrates sugary indulgence is hard to outgrow, so dig your hand into that candy bowl and tell us what you come up with!