For many, Halloween is all about rocking a creative costume or hitting up the latest party, but for many of the more youthful — either in age or at heart — this magical holiday is all about the sweets. And rightfully so: who can forget sitting around trading treats with friends, debating if giving up two Bit-O-Honeys is worth one Snickers.

"(Halloween) legitimizes indulgence with candy," said Pam Lang, owner of Zoom Soda & Candy, which specializes in candy treats for gifts or personal consumption. "It's a holiday about candy."

To properly honor this hedonistic holiday, we take a look back at the history of some of the more popular candy confections.