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The Low Down on Halloween Treats

Ever wonder how many calories are in those tasty Halloween treats you snag from your kids’ Trick or Treat bags? Wonder no more! Read the article I found below on about.com for the amount of calories and carbs in some popular Halloween candies:

Halloween Candy Unwrapped

By Laura Dolson, About.com Guide
How much sugar is in that fun-sized Snickers bar? How many calories in that tiny pack of M&M’s? Whereas full-sized packages of candy have the nutritional information on the package, the deluge that comes home from trick or treating usually does not. Here is the calorie and carbohydrate information in many common Halloween candy treats.
I found that serving sizes can be tricky, especially with “off-brands.” For example, a Palmer Halloween pack of peanut butter cups lists a serving size as 1.5 ounces. How many PB cups a serving? Well, there are 63 pieces of candy in the 26 oz bag, and we are left to figure it out from there. A serving turns out to be 3.64 pieces of candy! Pretty ridiculous.

Also, “fun size” and “snack size” are often on the packaging, but these sizes don’t really mean anything. A snack size of one type of candy can be the same as a fun size of another. Even worse, I found instances where “snack size” of the same type of candy differed from one bag to another, and it certainly changes over time (they are gradually getting smaller). This is why I put the weight of the candy on the list as well.

Chocolate Bars and Kisses (Mostly Chocolate)

Dove Milk Chocolate Promises or wrapped squares (8 g) – 42 calories and 6 g carb
Hershey Kisses – 26 calories and 8 g carb each kiss

Hershey Kisses with Almonds – 23 calories and 2 g carb each kiss

Hershey Kisses filled with Caramel – 21 calories and 3 g carb each kiss

Hershey Candy Corn Kisses – 27 calories and 3 g carb each kiss

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars – Fun size (14 g) – 67 calories and 8 g carb

Hershey’s Miniature Bars (mixed) – average of 42 calories and 5 g carb each bar

M&Ms, plain, Fun size (18 g) – 88 calories and 12 g carb

M&Ms, peanut

Fun size (18 g) – 93 calories and 11 g carb
1/4 cup candy – 220 calories and 24 g carb
Miniature Bars (Milky Way, Snickers, Twix, 3 Muskateers) – average 38 calories and 5 g carb each bar
Mr. Goodbar Snack size (17 g) – 90 calories and 9 grams carb

Nestle’s Crunch Bars Fun size (10 g) 50 calories and 7 grams carb

Nestle’s Crunch Caramel Bars – Fun size – 70 calories and 9 g carb

Palmer Peanut Butter cups, small – 6 g carb

Three Muskateers bar

Fun size (15 g) – 64 calories and 11 g carb
Mint, Fun size (15g) – 64 calories and 11 g carb
Tootsie Rolls
Small bar – 50 calories and 10 g carb
Midgee – 23 calories and 7 g carb
Mini-Midgees – 11 calories and 2 g carb
Peanut and Peanut Butter Candies

Pay Day – Snack size (19 g) – 90 calories and 10 g carb
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Miniature (about 9 grams each) – 44 calories and 5 g carb per cup
Snack size (17 g) – 88 calories and 10 g carb
Snack size (21 g) – 100 calories and 12 g carb
White, Snack size (21 g) – 100 calories and 11 g carb
Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins (34 g) – 180 calories and 17 g carb
Reese’s Crispy Crunchy Bar, Snack size (17 g) – 95 calories and 9 g carb

Reese’s Nutrageous Bars, Snack size (17 g) – 88 calories and 9 g carb

Reese’s Whipps Bar, Snack size (14 g) – 60 calories and 10 g carb

Mixed Candy Bars

100 Grand Bars
Fun size (11 g) – 50 calories and 8 g carb
Fun size (21 g) – 95 calories and 15 g carb
Almond Joy Snack size (15 g) – 80 calories and 10g carb
Baby Ruth Bar, Fun size (18 g each) – 85 calories and 13 g carb

Butterfinger Bar, Fun size (18 g each) – 85 calories 14 g carb

Butterfinger Crisp Bar, Snack size (20 g) – 100 calories and 13 g carb

Heath Bar, Snack size (13 g) – 74 calories and 9 g carb

Kit Kat, Fun size (14 g) – 73 calories and 9 g carb

Milky Way bar, Fun size (17 g) – 75 calories and 12 g carb

Mounds bars, Snack size (17 g) – 83 calories and 9 g carb

Rocky Road, Snack size (10 g) – 45 calories and 6 g carb

Snickers Bars, Fun size (17 g) – 80 calories and 10 g carb

Snickers Almond Bars, Fun size (17 g) – 80 calories and 11 g carb

Snickers Creme Pumpkin (1 oz) – 150 calories and 16 g carb

Take Five bar, Fun size (15 g) – 10 g carb

Twix, Snack size (10 g) – 50 calories and 7 g carb

Taffy and Caramel

AbbaZabba, small (12 g) 50 calories and 11 g carb
Charleston Chew bar, Fun size (10 g) – 45 calories and 8 g carb

Laffy Taffy, Chocolate, small bars (8 g each) – 32 calories and 7 g carb

Milk Duds Snack size (12 g) – 54 calories and 9 g carb

Milk Maid Caramels, Brach’s – 40 calories and 10 g carb per piece

Fruity and Gummy Candies

Jujyfruits – 9 pieces – 60 calories and 16 g carb
Lifesavers Gummies (2 rolls per ounce) – 52 calories and 13 g carb per roll

Mini Dots (2 small boxes per ounce) 70 calories and 17 g carb per box

Skittles

Original Fruit, Fun size (20 g) – 80 calories and 18 g carb
Chocolate Assortment, Fun size (20 g) – 80 calories and 18 g carb
Starburst, Fun size (2 pieces per stick) – 40 calories and 10 g carb
Twizzlers

Mini-bars (14 g) – 11 g carb
Strawberry Twists, Short (9 g) – 32 calories and 7 g carb
Cherry Pull-N-Peel (12 g) – 40 calories and 9 g carb
Hard Candies and Pops

Blow Pop, Junior – 50 calories and 14 g carb
Jolly Rancher

Hard Candy (6 g) – 23 calories and 6 g carb
Lollipops (17 g) – 60 calories and 16 g carb
Hard Candy Sticks, Small (11g) – 43 calories and 10 g carb
Double Blasts (4 g) – 13 calories and 3 g carb
Tootsie Pops – 60 calories and 15 g carb
Tootsie Caramel Apple Pops – 60 calories and 15 g carb

Wonka Nerds – small box (13 g) – 50 calories and 12 g carb

Other Candies

Candy Corn, Brach’s – 11 pieces – 70 calories and 18 g carb
Hot Tamales – small pkg (14 g) – 50 calories and 12 g carb

Jr. Mints, Fun size (10 g) – 50 calories and 12 g carb

Mike and Ike small box (14 g) – 50 calories and 12 g carb

Pop Rocks – small packet (10 g) – 7 g carb

Raisinettes, Fun size (16 g – about 16 pieces) – 56 calories and 11 g carb

Smarties Candy, Roll – 25 calories and 6 g carb

Whoppers

1 small tube – 30 calories and 5 g carb
1 small pouch (21 g) – 100 calories and 16 g carb
York Peppermint Patties
Regular small patty (14 g) – 53 calories and 11 g carb
Pink Peppermint Patties, small (14 g) – 53 calories and 11 g carb
Peppermint Patty Pumpkins (14 g) – 50 calories and 11 g carb

Reference: http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/carbcounts/a/candycalories.htm

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