i grew up using a pillow case for my trick or treat bag and was perfectly fine with it except for one thing.
i could never get that thing filled.
at least, not like my brothers,
who trick or treated til all ends of the night and brought home a bulging pillow case filled with loads and loads of every sweet imaginable.
dang my 1/3 full case was heavy enough.
i never knew how they could lug such a huge sack of sugar all through the neighborhood but they managed to do it,
even though other things like mowing the lawn was a near impossible task for them.
anyway, remember that scene in the original willy wonka movie where gene wilder (r.i.p.!) drinks tea and then eats the cup?
man, as a kid, that was the coolest thing i saw in a movie and wanted one of those cups even though i was secretly afraid i may cut my lip or something on tea cup glass.
oh well, such the stresses of a childhood. these days kids can actually eat all their candy PLUS their bag if you make them these:
rice krispie trick or treat bags.
here's the how-to:
you may need to squish the rice krispie to the straw if gaps appear.
just remember to slowly push the straw when the krispies are soft before you chill them so they won't fall apart.
now you need to get pretzel rings or carefully break a regular pretzel to do this:
carefully push the pretzel handle into the bag and allow to dry on parchment paper.
i used a fork to help the handle stay put but you can use whatever you have to keep the handle in place.
the only thing left to do is decorate the fronts with a black food marker.
oh! i hear some trick or treaters coming!
quick, grab that candy or they'll ask you to smell their feet!
good gracious if that ever happened i would have to declare halloween
a really really scary night.