The 11 best Halloween candies to give out this year

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M&M's

M&M's are a win in every form they take -- from the classic to peanut (and a constantly expanding repertoire of flavors), you can't go wrong giving these out on Halloween night.

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Twix

Milk chocolate, cookie and caramel -- do you really need anything else in a fun size candy? Twix bars definitely get our vote for being the perfect hybrid of our favorite sweets.

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups don't really need any explanation or added hype, but if you're considering offering these up on Halloween, we recommend the miniatures (because you can eat a bunch without really feeling guilty about it).

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Almond Joy

If you're presenting a few different options at your door this Halloween, it may be a good idea to sneak some Almond Joy in the mix. While some kids aren't a fan of coconut, other trick-or-treaters may be overjoyed at having the choice.

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Skittles

Skittles are generally a crowd pleaser, and they're a nice complement to any chocolate options you're offering up.

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Snickers

Snickers are another classic favorite, and trick-or-treaters will likely be pleasantly surprised if you offer them options out of the variety pack with original, peanut butter and almond versions.

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Milky Way

Milky Way bars are a nice alternative to Snickers, particularly if your trick-or-treaters aren't huge peanut fans!

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Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch Kids are the perfect sour gummy -- sour, sweet and chewy -- you just can't go wrong giving these out.

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Swedish Fish

Swedish Fish are a classic to add to the shopping list for Halloween this year -- and some trick-or-treaters may not be expecting it.

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Sugar Daddy

For some people, caramel is a take-it-or-leave-it kind of sweet. But if you're on the caramel train (and wouldn't mind having leftovers after the night is through), Sugar Daddy pops are definitely the way to go.

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Starburst

What kid doesn't love Starburst? The fun size packs of the fruit chews are ideal to give to trick-or-treaters -- opening the packet to two surprise flavors is a fun treat!

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Halloween weekend is nearly upon us, and if you're staying in for the night and haven't stocked up on candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters just yet, you may want to consult this list before you do.

If you want to be a popular house to visit in your neighborhood on the holiday, the first step is to have a variety of candy options. Just one choice is restricting, and chances are not every single trick-or-treater will like the one thing you're handing out. From chocolate to gummy options, we have you covered in terms of ideas for a good variety.

Another thing to keep in mind on Halloween night is food allergies. With peanuts (or traces of nuts) in so many candies, you may want to bucket your peanut options separately to be on the safe side! We're sure parents of kids with nut allergies will appreciate the effort.

Check out the slideshow above for the best Halloween candies to give out this year!

RELATED: The most popular Halloween candy in each state:
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Alabama, Washington

Airheads

(Photo: nmcbean/Flickr)

Alaska, Illinois

Snickers

(Photo: Cassandra Hubbart, AOL)

Arkansas, Nebraska

Skittles

(Photo: JeepersMedia/Flickr)

 Arizona

Toblerone

(Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

California

Lifesavers 

 (Photo Illustration by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Colorado, Ohio 

Milky Way

(Photo: Cassandra Hubbart, AOL)

Connecticut, Rhode Island

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

(Photo by Julia Ewan/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Iowa

Twix

(Photo by Getty Images)

 3 Musketeers

(Photo by Julia Ewan/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Crunch Bar

(Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

100 Grand Bar

(Photo: Alamy)

Butterfinger

(Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Butterfinger/AP Images)

Reese's Pieces

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Twizzlers

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Whoppers

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Swedish Fish

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Starbursts

(Photo: Lynda Giddens/Flickr)

Almond Joy

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M&M's

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Hershey kisses

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KitKat Bar

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Sour Patch Kids

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Tootsie Roll

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Jolly Rancher

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SweeTarts

(Photo: Cassandra Hubbart, AOL)

Candy Corn 

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Laffy Taffy

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Nerds

(Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for WONKA/AP Images)

Oreo

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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