How Many Calories Are in That Fun-Size Halloween Candy?

Just how many calories are in your Halloween candy bowl? Credit: Matt McGee, Flickr

You know why the Halloween candy goes on sale well before Halloween, right? So that you buy it, eat it all and have to buy more to hand out! And you know how we FBGs feel—we’re all for a treat now and again, and you’d think that a snack-sized candy bar would be a smart, simple way to get a quick chocolate fix without a lot of Halloween calories. Something so tiny and cute couldn’t possibly derail our diet, right? Well, one won’t do much harm.

The problem is that once you’ve had an itty bitty Snickers, you find yourself reaching for that single Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and washing it down with an adorable little bag of Skittles, and suddenly, you would’ve been better off just buying a king-size candy bar and being done with it.

The best trick for keeping your Halloween candy-fueled calorie count under control? Know thy enemy. Once you have an idea of how many calories are in each fun size piece, you can make a conscious choice to indulge in a way that won’t undo your hard workouts.

Calories in Halloween Candy

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans: 35 calories

Milk Duds: 40 calories

Nerds: 50 calories

Nestle Crunch: 51.3 calories

Hershey’s Bar: 66.7 calories

Snickers: 72 calories

Kit Kat: 73 calories

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup: 80 calories

Skittles: 80 calories

M&M’s: 90 calories (Milk Chocolate), 93 calories (Peanut)

Whoppers: 100 calories

What Halloween candy do you have the hardest time turning down? Do you keep candy in your house leading up to Halloween, or do you just avoid the temptation entirely? —Kristen



Comments

  1. Alison says

    With a 14 yr old boy & 7 yr old boy in the house, we can’t buy it too far ahead or THEY would eat it. The upside is that they also blow through their 20# candy haul in a few weeks. . .before mom eats too much. (But I will admit that I have already bought two bags of candy corn & we ate them all. Mmm. Pure sugar.)

  2. says

    AHHH i am SO glad you posted this. My office has had a candy bowl up front for the past week and I’ve been so bad about swiping a couple every time I walk by! Turns out I was consuming way more calories than I intended. I had already resolved today would be a “no candy” day, and this makes up my mind even more. :)

  3. Stephanie says

    Peanut butter and chocolate is my kryptonite.

    Our condo complex is behind a locked gate, so we virtually get no trick-or-treaters, so we don’t even bother getting candy. The hard part is November first when everyone brings their leftovers into work and I have to avoid it!

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