We know how easy it is to put your hand in the leftover Halloween candy bowl. That’s why we pulled together this list of the five healthiest Halloween candies. Stock up on these instead of the usual suspects when you do your Halloween Costco run this year!
1. Peeps Pumpkins
This quintessential Easter bunny candy is now dressing up as a pumpkin. And good thing, considering they contain very few cals and zero fat. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these little suckers are pretty much ALL sugar, so don’t go overboard.
The damage: One Peep contains 16 calories, 0 grams of fat, and 3.5 grams sugar.
2. York Peppermint Patty
This light, refreshing treat that leaves you with minty-fresh breath is a lot lower in fat and cals than other sweet treats that might tempt you this time of year.
The damage: One full-size patty contains 165 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 27 grams sugar.
3. Fun-Size 3 Musketeers Bar
Instead of chocolate bars filled with caramel and peanuts, snag a fun-size 3 Musketeers bar, which is lighter and comes in at a much lower calorie count than Snickers, Mars, and other chocolate bars.
The damage: One fun-size bar contains 63 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 11 grams sugar.
4. Tootsie Roll
While this chewy, chocolatey fix is better than a lot of other Halloween candy options, the danger is in how easy Tootsie Rolls are to pop. And at 50 cals a piece, you don’t want to plow through a handful of ‘em.
The damage: One Tootsie Roll contains 50 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 10 grams of sugar.
5. Fun-Size Peanut M&M’s
If you’re looking for a quick energy boost along with your chocolate fix, this treat is where it’s at. The peanuts give you some protein, and at 90 cals a pack, you won’t totally wreck your diet if you indulge.
The damage: One fun-size packet contains 90 calories, 5 grams fat, and 9 grams sugar.