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Which Halloween Candy is Healthier? 3 Questions & Answers

By: Julie Sammarco, Editor,

Halloween can be a scary time of the year when you're trying to stick to a healthy eating regimen. Candy is a weakness for so many people, so this is a great time to play a little Halloween game. Before you sneak into your kids' trick or treat bag (or your own trick or treat bag), look for the low calorie candy option first. Sometimes, it's not that easy.

How can you tell which candy bar is better for you than another? Probably not by first appearance, and maybe not even after reading the nutrition information. How do you account for calories versus fat content versus sugar content? There are so many ingredients to consider. But, knowing which Halloween candy is healthier can help you get through one of the best holidays with the best holiday desserts. Plus, learning more about making healthy food will help you make better eating decisions and create better eating habits all year round.

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Let's see if you can pick which Halloween candy is the better health-conscious choice. Ready ... set ... go!

1) Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or Snickers?

The better choice: Snickers. When compared in equal portion sizes, even though Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups actually have more protein, Snickers bars contain less fat, less saturated fat, and 10 fewer calories per two pieces.

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2) Peanut M&M's or Skittles?

The better choice: Peanut M&M's. Skittles have only 61 calories per snack-size bag, compared to 90 in Peanut M&M’s, but that doesn’t necessarily make them the better choice. Peanut M&M’s are low on the glycemic index, which means they release their sugar slowly into your bloodstream and will satisfy you longer. Those sugary little Skittles will spike your blood sugar and leave you craving more.

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3) Twix or Kit Kat?

The better choice: Kit Kat. While neither of these chocolaty, wafery/biscuity treats will win any nutritional prizes, reaching for the Kit Kat will save you 20 calories and rack up less saturated fat and sodium. In fact, Twix packs three times the sodium—90 milligrams—in three fun size pieces than you would get in a comparable serving of Kit Kat.

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