Calories In Your Favorite Halloween Candy

Trick-or-treating season is here. Kids are bringing home large bags of candy filled with added sugar and calories that can certainly add up. A few sweets on Halloween Day isn’t necessarily a problem, but consistently indulging can lead to some unhealthy habits.

Having a strategy in place can help you and your family avoid overeating. If you savor the flavor and enjoy a small amount of the real thing, you’ll be satisfied even with a smaller portion. There are a variety of mini and fun-size candies that are perfect for enjoying in moderation. These candies typically are under 100 calories per serving. Slow down, enjoy the treat, and be conscious of serving sizes. Try to not eat more than two or three fun-size candies, as things can add up quickly.

Below is a list of various fun-size candies and their calorie contents. The candies are listed in order from highest to lowest calories. For the higher calorie items, try to limit to only one or two pieces. For the lower calorie items, you may be able to enjoy two or three pieces for under 100 calories.

• Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup: 110 calories
• Candy Corn, 13 pieces: 98 calories
• Peanut Butter M&M’s, Fun-Size: 95 calories
• Peanut M&M’s, Fun-Size: 90 calories
• Mr. Goodbar, Fun-Size: 90 calories
• Baby Ruth, Fun-Size: 85 calories
• Butterfinger, Fun-Size: 85 calories
• Almond Joy, Fun-Size: 80 calories
• Milky Way, Fun-Size: 80 calories
• Mounds, Fun-Size: 80 calories
• Snickers, Fun-Size: 80 calories
• Twix, Fun-Size: 80 calories
• Heath Bar, Fun-Size: 77 calories
• M&M’s, Fun-Size: 73 calories
• Dots, Fun-Size: 70 calories
• Kit Kat, Fun-Size: 70 calories
• Hershey’s Bar, Fun-Size: 67 calories
• Raisinets, Fun-Size: 67 calories
• 3 Musketeers, Fun-Size: 63 calories
• Crunch Bar, Fun-Size: 60 calories
• York Peppermint Patty, Fun-Size: 60 calories
• Nerds, Fun-Size: 50 calories
• Charleston Chew, Fun-Size: 30 calories

Most foods can be enjoyed in moderation, but don’t let Halloween last longer than it needs to. Have the kids pick out their favorite candies, then either ditch or donate the rest. Don’t let these sugary items linger around the house for too long.

Stefani Pappas, MS, RDN, CDN, CPT, is a clinical dietitian nutritionist at St. Francis Hospital. She also provides private and group nutrition counseling at her office in Great Neck. Visit www.StefHealthTips.com for more information.

Stefani Pappas Sassos
Long Island Weekly columnist Stefani Pappas, RDN, CPT, is a clinical dietitian at St. Francis Hospital. She also provides private and group nutrition counseling at her office in Great Neck. Visit Stef Health Tips for more information.

Leave a Reply

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

YES And PACT Offer Free TIPS Training For Businesses Serving Or Selling

The pandemic has brought many new guidelines and restrictions to our retail and service establishments that serve and sell alcohol. To assist local businesses,...

The Long Island Weekly Calendar Of Events

Here is a select list of things to do and experience in the Long Island Weekly readership area. Wednesday, April 14 Kinky Boots Guild Hall presents streams...

The State Of The Governor

‘Pandemic honeymoon’ over, Cuomo fights for his political life Every political sexual scandal is unique. And yet there are patterns that repeat themselves whenever an...

Country Superstar Eric Church Heading To UBS Arena In December

55 City North American Arena Tour Kicks Off This Fall, Runs Through Spring 2022 Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and current ACM Entertainer of...

Long Island Connected Artist Seeks Wider Horizons

Editor’s note: Alison Dines, who grew up in Old Westbury and graduated from Wheatley High School, wrote this profile of her friend Bre Smith,...

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.

x