The Healthiest Halloween Candy

The top 5 winners

Cooking Light magazine has come out with The Great Halloween Candy Guide and they list 40 candy bars from the best to the worst to hand out at Halloween.  My favorite the York Peppermint Pattie is in the middle of that list. 

I usually tell my clients if they have a taste for a candy bar, they should get the York bar because it only has 140 calories and 2.5 grams of fat with no trans fat. The York Peppermint Pattie is large enough to satisfy a chocolate craving. If you don't like the taste for peppermint or dark chocolate, you can opt for a Mounds bar.  A Mounds bar has 195 calories with 11 grams of fat but it has 2 grams for protein, which could satisfy your sweet craving. The protein the bar provides can make you fill full.

Here's the top 5 healthiest candy on the list:

1. Hershey’s Nuggets Dark Chocolate with Almond
2. Wonka Mini Laffy Taffy
3. Hershey’s Assorted Miniatures
4. Starburst Fun Size
5. Smarties

I love these but how can you eat just one?

Go to The Great Halloween Candy Guide for the full list.  What is your favorite candy? Is it on the list?


  1. I tend to go for anything with dark chocolate. Plus my kids think it's too bitter, so they don't steal my candy bars :) I do like peppermint patties though and anything with mint and chocolate, they are great together!

  2. I miss eating candy, but once in awhile I do indulge in unsweetened dark chocolate. Really bitter!

  3. My husband doesn't like dark chocolate, but I do. I know what I am buying from now on. He's on his own.

  4. I haven't gotten Halloween candy yet, so I'm so glad I saw this post! I'll have to take it with me asap!!!

  5. Unfortunately I can no longer eat sugar because of my health but I always tell my daughter she should go for the dark chocolate instead of the milk chocolate.

  6. These are some of my favorite candies :) This is good to know!

  7. I love dark chocolate so any good dark chocolate candy bar is on my top ten list.

  8. Mine is Snickers....but I don't think it's on the list, hahaha!


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