Snickers, Tootsie Rolls, Butterfingers…all in “fun size” packages. But take a close look at their nutrition facts, and this year’s Halloween haul will spook you. Loaded with scary amounts of added sugar, artificial coloring, saturated fat and preservatives, a seemingly innocent bag of treats can play a nasty trick on your waistline. The good news? Even if a major cheat day isn’t in the cards, you can still consult this under-100 calorie portion guide to snack smarter on your favorite Halloween treats.
Better yet: Hit the kitchen to whip up for some healthy homemade options. These Non-Candy Halloween Recipes are a better way to indulge in your sweet tooth!
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29 M&Ms: 99 calories
4 Three Musketeers: 97 calories
1 Butterfinger Mini: 96 calories
4 Milk Chocolate Hershey Kisses: 89 calories
2 Mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups: 86 calories
4 Tootsie Roll Midgees: 93 calories
2 Snickers Minis: 85 calories
1 Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffle: 79 calories
2 Milky Way Minis: 76 calories
1.5 Crunch Bar Minis: 75 calories
1 Kit Kat Bar Mini: 70 calories
13 Swedish Fish: 96 calories
13 Candy Corn: 95 calories
15 Sour Patch Kids: 93 calories
9 Starburst Fruit Chews: 90 calories
5 Jolly Ranchers: 83 calories
1 Fun-Size Skittles: 80 calories
2 Twizzlers: 70 calories
2 Mini Boxes of Nerds: 70 calories
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So what’s going in your holiday haul this year? Whether it’s chock full of chocolates or sour candies, it never hurts to keep an eye on portion size. If calorie counting isn’t your thing (heck, this is one holiday that everyone’s allowed some leeway!), be sure to hop back on the healthy bandwagon without too much delay. Unhealthy habits can have a scary way of sticking!
Originally posted on October 25, 2013. Updated on October 2017.
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