The 6 Worst Halloween Candies on the Market

Halloween doesn't have to mean you take a hiatus from healthy eating. Be good to your body by skipping the calorie bombs on this list.

By Reader's Digest Editors
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    Butterfinger Minis

    4 pieces: 180 calories, 8 grams fat, 18 grams sugar These sweets pack a serious amount of calories. Each Butterfinger Mini has a whopping 45 calories and 2 grams of fat. According to the calories burned calculator at Mayoclinic.com, a 145-pound person would need to briskly walk for 30 minutes to burn off 4 pieces of Butterfinger.

    Starburst Fruit Chews

    8 pieces: 160 calories, 3.5 grams fat, 23 grams sugar Most fruit candies contain very little or no fat. Starbursts are the exception. Each little piece contains 20 calories, which can add up pretty quickly.

    Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin

    1 piece: 180 calories, 11 grams fat, 16 grams sugar Although the combination of chocolate and peanut butter can be tempting, this pumpkin can seriously derail your healthiest eating intentions. Opt for chocolates without peanut butter for calorie savings.

    Baby Ruth

    1 “fun size” bar: 83 calories, 4 grams fat, 10 grams sugar
    Again, the combination of chocolate and peanuts puts this treat on our worst offenders list. There’s certainly nothing “fun” about crazy amounts of fat and calories.

    Mounds

    1 “fun size” bar: 250 calories, 13 grams fat, 21 grams sugar Thanks to the high-fat coconut filling, these little chocolate nuggets boast big fat and calorie counts. Skip this treat all together and opt for a small piece of dark chocolate.

    Twizzlers

    4 pieces: 150 calories, 1 gram fat, 21 grams sugar Although these carry very little fat, they are filled with sugar which can turn to fat. Opt for the sugar-free versions or dried fruit instead. Sources: Self.com, RealBeauty.com, WebMD.com

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