The Best and Worst Halloween Candy

It's not the fake fangs, spiders, or haunted houses that scare my friends most this time of year. Oh, no - it's the pillowcases full of chocolate and candy corn! My advice: Never stock your house with your absolute favorite candy (you know who'll eat most of it), and keep this in mind when snagging a piece from your kid's trick-or-treat bag...






BEST CHOCOLATE MINIATURE:
3 Musketeers Minis
(24 calories, less than 1g fat)
You'll save calories if you go for chocolates with light and airy insides instead of denser fillings.

WORST CHOCOLATE MINIATURE:
Butterfinger Minis
(45 calories, 2g fat)
Mindlessly down a few of these and you might as well have eaten a whole bar. Whoops!

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BEST FRUITY CANDY:
Fun-size Lemonheads
(50 calories, 0g fat for 10 pieces)
Most fruit-flavored hard candies have reasonable calorie counts. But tart ones take longer to eat!

WORST FRUITY CANDY:
Starburst Fruit Chews
(204 calories,4g fat for 10 pieces)
Chewy Starbursts are one of the only fruit candies that contain fat; each square has 20 calories.

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BEST FULL-SIZE CANDY BAR:
York Peppermint Pattie
(140 calories, 2.5g fat)
Light and airy filling means fewer calories; plus, intense mint and dark-chocolate flavors really satisfy.

WORST FULL-SIZE CANDY BAR:
Snickers
(280 calories, 14g fat)
Packed with peanuts? Yep, calories too. It's best to avoid treats with nuts and caramel.

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BEST HALLOWEEN SPECIALTY CANDY:
Peeps Pumpkins
(16 calories, 0g fat)
Fluffy, sweet, and low-cal? Yes please! Six of these babies still come in under 100 calories.

WORST HALLOWEEN SPECIALTY CANDY:
Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin
(170 calories, 10g fat)
There's literally no higher-calorie combo than chocolate and PB.

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THERE'S MORE! See the full list of our Halloween candy picks here. Find out how your favorite candy stacks up.

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