The disparities in Halloween candy calories may spook youAli Blumenthal for Reader's Digest
Trying to keep your sweet tooth in check? After extensive research, we discovered that what you get for 100 calories varies widely among the candies in your Halloween loot. (It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it.) Here's a visual guide to 100-calorie servings for 13 beloved Halloween candies. (Related: Here are 14 things nutritionists do on Halloween that you don't.)
M&M'sAli Blumenthal for Reader's Digest
Less than half the bag (23.5 M&M's) is 100 calories. Split a bag with a friend for instant portion control.
Reese's peanut butter cupsAli Blumenthal for Reader's Digest
Ninety-five percent of one Reese's Peanut Butter Cup hits the 100-calorie mark. (Related: Did you know all of these astounding facts about Halloween candy?)
NerdsAli Blumenthal for Reader's Digest
If you want to nerd out, measure it out: 2.22 boxes of Nerds is 100 calories.
Candy cornAli Blumenthal for Reader's Digest
Pick 14 pieces of this classic from the office candy bowl for a 100-cal sugar rush.
Sour patch kidsAli Blumenthal for Reader's Digest
If you prefer to devour an entire bag of candy at once, this may be pucker-worthy news: Sour Patch Kids have 100 calories per 10.6 pieces.
SnickersAli Blumenthal for Reader's Digest
Good with a ruler? For 100 calories, you can eat 40 percent of a Snickers bar.
3 MusketeersAli Blumenthal for Reader's Digest
Forty percent of a Snickers not quite doing it for you? Trade up to 42 percent of a 3 Musketeers bar for 100 calories.
StarburstsAli Blumenthal for Reader's Digest
Opt for five Starburst Original Fruit Chews for 100 calories. Bonus: Keep the discarded wrappers in your line of sight. This can trick your brain into eating less candy, a study found. (Related: These tricks can train your brain to hate junk food.)
Tootsie rollAli Blumenthal for Reader's Digest
They may seem tiny, but chew on this: 4.3 Midgees equals 100 calories.