While all the greedy little kids are running around the neighborhood scavenging for candy on Halloween, the last thing you want is to be the “boring” house. When I was little, I found that the amount of Halloween decorations on a house was often directly proportional to how awesome their candy was.

While all the greedy little kids are running around the neighborhood scavenging for candy on Halloween, the last thing you want is to be the “boring” house. When I was little, I found that the amount of Halloween decorations on a house was often directly proportional to how awesome their candy was. The more Halloween spirit, the better! So be sure to cover your house with pumpkins, fake spider-webs, and scary decorations, then when you’re shopping for candy, keep these kids’ classics in mind:

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Who doesn’t love a good Reese’s cup? As the commercials say, there’s no wrong way to eat them. Either in large cup or mini cup form, no kid is ever disappointed to get a perfect blend of chocolate and peanut butter.

Tootsie Pops
How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center? Honestly, it depends on the person (or the owl) eating the lollipop. Tootsie Pops are the ideal candy for those who cannot decide between fruity and chocolaty – it’s both.

Snickers
Chocolate, nougat, caramel, and peanuts. A delicate combination of four favorites. If you’re not a fan of peanuts, just substitute for Milky Way.

Kit Kat
Give me a break. If you don’t have Kit Kats, you’re missing out. Break them, share them (if you’re generous enough) and eat them. Chocolate and wafers, om nom nom.

M&M’s
Everyone loves a good fun-sized bag of these candy-coated chocolate treats. When I was little I liked to organize them by color, thinking they tasted different. I was dead wrong. Still, you can never go wrong with M&M’s – both the milk chocolate and peanut variety.

Candy Corn
A Halloween staple. Now’s your chance to take advantage of the only week or so when people eat candy corn. Sugary, sticky, and with no nutritional value whatsoever, candy corn is a solid go-to for Halloween munchies.