29 Halloween-Themed Candies That Make Us REALLY Miss Childhood

As I've grown older, Halloween has become more and more of a chore than the birthday-/Christmas-level-excitement day it used to be. My friends bemoan the ritual of dressing up in painstakingly picked costumes. Our trick-or-treating has been replaced with bar-hopping. Free candy with expensive booze. In short, some of that childhood magic has tired and faded. But there is something that keeps one last sparkle of those Halloweens past: all the limited-edition candies that my twentysomething heart still desires.

Yes — year after year, fall after fall, pharmacy shelves are packed with glistening bags of candy corn, Reese's, and Snickers pumpkins, Cadbury Screme Eggs, and oh so many more. So don't give up on Halloween, because Halloween-pushing candy companies will never give up on you.

Read on to remember some of your favorites (RIP Ghost Dots) and keep that spooky spirit alive.
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Photo: Courtesy of Hershey.
Cadbury Screme Egg
Easter candy's scary Halloween counterpart — green, oozy, and delicious.
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Photo: Courtesy of Tootsie.
Tootsie Caramel Apple Pops
These little pops were the Hope Diamond of my Halloween loot — the chewy caramel shell is the stuff that dreams are made of.
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Photo: Courtesy of York.
York Peppermint Pattie Pumpkins
What could be better than a York? A pumpkin-shaped York with an orange-mint filling.
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Photo: Courtesy of Brach's.
Brach's Candy Corn
The ultimate OG of Halloween candy, this stuff will undoubtedly be around post-apocalypse.
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Photo: Courtesy of Peeps & Company.
Ghost Peeps
These ghost peeps are spooky.
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Photo: Courtesy of Reese's.
Pumpkin Reese's
Still just a Reese's, but shaped like a Halloween pumpkin.
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Photo: Courtesy of Dove.
Dove Milk Chocolate Eyeballs
Dove deftly jumps into the Halloween scene with appetizing edible eyeballs.
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Photo: Courtesy of Target.
Halloween Darkness Kit Kat
The packaging of Kit Kat's Darkness bar is very mysterious, very mysterious indeed...
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Photo: Courtesy of Amazon.
Spooky Jolly Rancher Gummies
I'm feeling spooked...are you?
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Photo: Courtesy of Candy Crate.
Oozing Eyeballs
Still love this classic (and scary) marshmallow treat that oozes berry-flavored goop.
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Photo: Courtesy of Peeps & Company.
Mike and Ike Mummy's Mix
Mike and Ike's Mummy's Mix appeals to the edgier Halloween-candy crowd (I imagine this mummy is probably into longboarding).
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Photo: Courtesy of Natural Candy Store.
Pumpkin Chocolate Crisp Balls
Some may call them boring; I call them classic and delicious AF.
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Photo: Courtesy of M&M's.
M&M's BOO-tterscotch
This new M&M's Halloween flavor is pun perfection.
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Photo: Courtesy of Candy Crate.
Pumpkin Patch Pop Rocks
Ah, Pop Rocks — not so much of a candy as a strange activity in your mouth.
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Photo: Courtesy of Snickers.
Snickers Pumpkin
Snickers has absolutely nailed the scary pumpkin shape. We love you, Snickers.
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Photo: Courtesy of Candy Crate.
Halloween Pez
Pez tastes like hard sugar dust, but these dispensers were irresistible candy-doling mechanisms.
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Photo: Courtesy of Candy Warehouse.
Skittles Cauldron
What magical flavors is the Skittles Cauldron cooking up?!
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Photo: Courtesy of Peeps.
Pumpkin Peeps
Just holding a fluffy, sugar-crusted pumpkin Peep takes me back.
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Photo: Courtesy of Walmart.
Life Savers Spooky Gummies
Life Savers is competing with Jolly Ranchers for the spookiest of gummy shapes.
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Photo: Courtesy of KitKat.
Spooky Kit Kat
Do you "dare to find what's inside"? We're pretty sure it's a bat shape etched into the milk-chocolate bar.
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Photo: Courtesy of Target.
Dove Milk Chocolate Ghosts
Damn, Dove — you had us at edible eyeballs.
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Photo: Courtesy of Charms.
Charms Pumpkin Pops
These pumpkin pops are a must for repping some Halloween spirit.
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Photo: Courtesy of Candy Crate.
SweeTarts Skulls & Bones
This is dark, SweeTarts.
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Photo: Courtesy of Candy Crate.
Spooky Nerds Rope
Nerds Rope is kind of like a sticky fly tape with bugs (nerds) attached — so in this case, we get the spooky connection.
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Photo: Courtesy of Twix.
Twix Ghost
Forget pumpkins, Twix is going all out with ghosts.
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Photo: Courtesy of Starburst.
Starburst Halloween Mix
Frankenstein's favorite.
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Photo: Courtesy of Peeps & Company.
Monsters Peeps
Peeps has a brand-new marshmallow on the Halloween scene: cute little monster toes.
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Photo: Courtesy of Target.
Spooky Kisses
"Boo!", "Scary!", and "Creepy!" may or may not capture our feelings while eating these kisses.
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Photo: Courtesy of HI-CHEW.
Halloween HI-CHEW
Thank you, HI-CHEWs, for joining the Halloween-candy market.
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