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.