Research has found that October 28 is the biggest candy shopping day of the year. If you want to avoid the rush and big ticket prices for candy, check out these fun and healthier options for trick-or-treaters.

Every year I try to put together something special for my two young nephews. They need to have something different from what every other kid that comes to our house gets! I have tried a few of these ideas in years past, and they were always a hit. Even if you made quite a few of them for all your trick-or-treaters, I still think you would save money in the long run considering the price of the "good candy." (Good candy to me is chocolate. Snickers, Butterfingers, and stuff like that.) Yes, it takes a bit more time that just ripping open a bag and pouring it in a bowl, but it may just make you the "cool" house on the block. Worth the effort I would say!