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Candy is a staple on Halloween night. But for some of those looking to pass out alternatives to candy, including healthier snacks, here's a list of some ideas.

Pre-packaged snacks: Replace chocolate bars with granola bars and fruit chews with dried fruit packs. Also consider adding single serving bagged pretzels, juice boxes and cheese sticks to your treat bowl, but keep them low-calorie, low-fat versions.

Stickers & Halloween themed supplies: Halloween-themed pencils, stickers, coloring books and crayons or markers are often front and center in discount store displays, right along with the costumes and decorations.

Temporary Tattoos: Kids of all ages can have fun with temporary tattoos and you can find age-appropriate styles at many party supply stores -- everything from Halloween-themed to butterflies, princesses, pirates and dragons. For added glamour grab glitter or glow in the dark types.

Toys: Visit a local dollar store or bulk grocery outlet and pick up a supply of Play-doh, small containers of bubbles, plastic jewelry, glow-sticks, even vampire teeth - anything small, inexpensive and fun for kids. If it glows in the dark, even better for Halloween. Make sure to choose a variety of toys to cover the all ages of kids

Yogurt Covered Raisins: Buy yogurt-covered raisins with the fewest ingredients, ideally only four or five. The more ingredients, the more processed the food usually is.

Organic Candies: There is a variety of organic candy that you can pass out. Click here for some examples.

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