The Most Popular Halloween Candies, Ranked

Which Halloween Candy is #1?

Halloween is right around the corner...and we're getting excited! (I's a holiday all about candy, after all. 

To celebrate, we've made a list of the most popular Halloween candies in the U.S – ranked from good to the absolute best. 

Let's see if your favorite is on this list! 

10. Milky Way Bars 

Milky Way has been a Halloween staple for as long as we can remember. You can't go wrong with caramel! 

9. Candy Corn

Candy corn is a symbol of the season! Whether you're a fan or not, it's a must-have for your Halloween candy bowl.

8. Starburst

Starburst are hit or miss kind of candy...but it's not Halloween without them! There are people out there who would choose these over a chocolate bar. Where do you stand?

7. Mini Hershey's Bars

Nothing beats the simplicity and timeless appeal of Hershey's Bars. I mean...who would be upset finding one of these in their Halloween pail?

6. Twix

Crunchy cookie, caramel, and chocolate – Twix bars have it all. You can't NOT like these...right?

5. Skittles

Taste the rainbow! For kids (and adults) who want an extra sugar rush on Halloween.

4. Kit Kat

I was always over the moon when I saw one of these – the unmistakable bright red of a Kit-Kat in my pumpkin-shaped pail. How about you?

3. Snickers

Another classic! And they just taste better fun-sized, for some reason. 

2. M&M's

Fun-size packs of M&M's are what Halloween is all about! Perfect for sneaking a few treats when your parents weren't looking...

1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Reese's Cups always come in first place...and for good reason! They're the Holy Grail of Halloween candy – the one we always devoured first on Halloween night.


Dishonorable mentions...these are the Halloween candies we've been told are the WORST. But, come on...we still like them! 

🍬 Tootsie Rolls, Smarties, Wax Lips, Black Licorice and Candy Corn.


 Do you agree with this list? Let us know in the comments!


  • Denise J Canada

    I love skittles, starburst & especially toostie pops. Dont eat them much cause a diabetic.

  • Jennifer Noyes

    I prefer Milky Way bars to candy corn

  • Melissa J Hadley

    I love peanut butter cups , after chemo I didn’t I’ve chocolate much ,but still craved peanut butter cups .

  • Wendy

    I agree with the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups but I also have always liked 3Musketeers 😋