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Make a healthy Halloween pick

October 24, 2017 Child and Adolescent Health

If you’ve ever found yourself elbow-deep in your child’s trick-or-treat stash looking for your favorite chocolate bar or tempted by the office candy jar, you know Halloween candy isn’t just for kids. Adults enjoy treating themselves, too!

Halloween is the perfect time to treat yourself to a snack size version of your favorite childhood chocolate or enjoy a seasonal treat. But, if you’re counting calories or trying to limit your sugar intake, this time of year can present more tricks than treats. How can you enjoy your favorite snack without sabotaging your healthy eating efforts?

Below, we outline the nutrition information for some seasonal classics. See how they stack up to help make the healthiest choice for you.

CANDY SERVING SIZE CALORIES SUGAR (g) FAT (g)
Twix Minis 3 pieces 150 15 7
Twix Fun Size 2 pieces 250 17 14
Snickers Miniatures 4 pieces 170 18 8
Snickers Fun Size 2 pieces 160 17 8
Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses 9 pieces 220 23 12
Milk Chocolate Hershey Kisses 7 pieces 160 18 9
Candy Corn Flavored Snack Size Hershey Bars 2 pieces 140 13 8
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups 1 package (2 cups) 210 22 12
Reese’s Minis 3 pieces 130 14 7
Reese’s Pumpkin 1 piece 170 16 10
Reese’s Spooky Eyeballs 3 pieces 150 16 9
Kit Kat Snack Size 2 two-piece bars 140 14 7
Kit Kat Minis 4 pieces 170 17 9
Jolly Rancher Lollipops 1 lollipop 50 10 0
Twizzlers Twists Snack Size 3 pieces 90 13 0.5
Milky Way Caramel Apple Minis 5 pieces 190 26 7
Milky Way Fun Size 2 pieces 160 21 6
Milky Way Minis 5 pieces 190 25 8
3 Musketeers Minis 7 pieces 170 27 5
3 Musketeers Fun Size 3 bars 190 30 6
Butterfinger Fun Size 2 bars 170 17 7
Hershey’s Miniatures 4 pieces 160 17 9
Tootsie Roll 13 pieces 120 17 2.5
Tootsie Pop 1 piece 70 13 0
Milk Duds 13 pieces 170 6 21
Almond Joy Snack Size 2 bars 160 16 9
Mounds Snack Size 2 pieces 160 14 9

Making healthy choices all year

Need some guidance on how to maintain a healthy diet? Schedule an appointment with a Main Line Health registered dietitian. Many insurance providers offer up to six nutrition counseling visits per year at no additional cost to you. Check with your provider to see what’s covered.

To schedule an appointment with a specialist at Main Line Health, call 1.866.CALL.MLH (1.866.225.5654) or use our secure online appointment request form.