Don't Be Afraid, Be Aware: Halloween Candy Calorie Counter

Before reaching for some candy from your child's bucket, know what you're getting yourself into.Candy can be a fun and tempting part of Halloween, but before you start sneaking pieces of candy out of your kids' buckets, remember that moderation is the key.


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You don't need to avoid candy, but take a few seconds to consider the nutritional content - the more calories you consume, the more exercise you'll need to work it off.


"If small amounts are used, it can be enjoyed as a part of a healthy diet," says UW Health Clinical Nutritionist Gail Underbakke, RD. "There is room for a moderate  amount of dessert in almost any diet, especially when that person is active."



Candy Amount Calories
Brach’s Candy Corn 22 pieces (40 g) 140
Reeses Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups 1 package 210
Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar 1 bar (43 g) 210
KitKat 1 four-piece bar (43 g) 210
Milk Duds 13 pieces 170
Rolo 1 package (48 g) 220
York Peppermint Patty 1 patty (39 g) 140
Twizzler - Strawberry, Licorice or Cherry 1 piece 40
Almond Joy mini 3 pieces 200
M&M Mini bag 1 package (1.08 oz) 150
Snickers 1 bar (57 g) 271
Dove Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate Singles 1 piece 40
Milky Way 1 bar (58.12 g) 260