Everyone has a favorite. However, what do you think is the most popular Halloween Candy nationwide? The folks at RetailMeNot surveyed 1072 adults to come up with this list.

According to the research, consumers are spending on average of about $108.62 on candy, decor and costumes this year. The same survey says just two years ago, 2021, consumers only spend $36.18 on the same items. Kind of hard to believe it was so little. A whopping 200% increase in just two years. Hey, that’s what the numbers in this report say and remember, it was a small sample audience.

However, one not so surprising finding is that chocolate is king. Sweet and tart treats showed up in the top ten, but the overwhelming majority are chocolate based faves.

If you are still looking for something fun to make for Halloween, try these REESE’S Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spiders.


8 REESE’S Peanut Butter Pumpkins (1.2 oz each)
32 large pretzel twists (2-1/2 to 3 in)
1/4 cup HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips*
Candy eyes

Line tray or cookie sheet with wax paper. Remove wrappers from desired number of peanut butter pumpkins. For each spider, cut 8 matching curved sections from pretzels which will form the legs. Set aside remaining pretzels pieces.

Place milk chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth when stirred. Transfer to small heavy duty plastic food storage bag. Cut off one corner of bag about 1/4 inch from the tip.

For each spider, place peanut butter pumpkin on prepared tray. Attach pretzel legs and candy eyes to spider with melted chocolate. Allow chocolate to set before moving spiders.

Back to the survey

Here are the rest of the rankings for the most popular Halloween candy in the United States. Do they match up with your favorites?

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