Halloween may only be one night, but the massive piles of leftover candy can last for weeks afterward. And you know what that means: a constant stash of sugar-filled temptation practically staring you in the face. To help you keep your calories and sugar in check, we offer a helpful visual that reveals the nutritional content of common Halloween candy. Remember, portion control and moderation are key, so stick to a small piece of candy or two.
Pumpkin-Flavored Peeps (1 piece): 16 calories, 0 g fat, 3.6 g sugar
Dum Dum Lollipop: 25.5 calories, 0 g fat, 5 g sugar
Smarties (1 roll): 25 calories, 5 grams of sugar, and they have no fat.
Jolly Rancher (1 piece): 23.5 calories, 0 g fat, 4 g sugar
Mike & Ike Snack-Size: 80 calories, 0 g fat, 14 g sugar
Twizzlers Snack-Size (1 twizzler): 46 calories, 0.3 g fat, 6 g sugar
3 Musketeers Fun-Size (1 bar): 63 calories, 2 g fat, 10 g sugar
Nestle Crunch Fun-Size: 60 calories, 3 g fat, 7 g sugar
Tootsie Roll Pop (1 pop): 60 calories, 0 g fat, 10 g sugar
Raisinets (1 snack size bag): 67 calories, 3 grams of fat, 10 grams sugar.
Tootsie Roll Minis: Three mini Tootsie Rolls are only 70 calories with 1.5 grams of fat.
Kit Kat Snack Size Bar: 70 calories, 3.6 grams of fat, 9.2 grams sugar.
Heath Bar Snack-Size: 77 calories, 9 g sugar, 4.7 g of fat
Almond Joy Snack-Size: 80 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 8 grams sugar
Hershey’s Special Dark Miniatures (1 piece): 42 calories, 3 g fat, 5.5 g sugar
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures (1 mini cup): 44 calories, 2.6 g fat, 4.6 g sugar.
Payday Snack Size: 90 calories, 5 g fat, 8 g sugar
Peanut M&Ms Snack-Size: 93 calories, 4.7 grams of fat, 9.1 grams of sugar.
York Peppermint Patty (Fun-Size Bar): 60 calories, 1 g fat, 11 g sugar
Sour Patch Kids, Candy Treat Sized: 45 calories, 0 g fat, 9 grams sugar
Milky Way Fun-Sized: 80 calories, 3 g fat, 10 grams sugar
Nestle 100 Grand Fun Size: 95 calories, 11 grams sugar
Skittles Fun Size: 60 calories, 0.66 g fat, 11.3 grams sugar
Butterfingers (1 fun size): 100 calories, 4 g fat, 10 g sugar
This year, think outside the candy box and serve healthier trick-or-treating options, such as caramel apples, trail mix, popcorn, granola bars, or even toys and party favors. Or, check out our Healthy Halloween Desserts page for some great DIY treat ideas!