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Halloween Candy Carb Counts

Fun Facts About Halloween Candy

  • They say if Brach's laid out each piece of candy corn they sell each year next to one another, they would circle the Earth 4.25 times.  
  • Mary Janes were first manufactured in 1914 by the Charles N. Miller Company. The candy was named after the owner's aunt. They continue to end up in trick-or-treat bags today. 
  • Tootsie Rolls were added to soldiers' rations during World War II due to their durability in all weather conditions.

Carbohydrate Counts for Popular Candy  

Candy Calories
Fat (g)
Carbs (g)
Snickers, fun size 80 4 10.5
Snickers, mini 43 1.6 4.4
3 Musketeers, fun size 63 2 11
3 Musketeers, mini 24 0.7 5
Skittles Original, fun size bag 60 0.5 14
Butterfinger, fun size 100 4 15
Butterfinger, mini 45 2 7.25
Candy Corn, 1 oz. 100 0 25.6
Milky Way, fun size 80 3 12
Milky Way, mini 38 1.6 6
Almond Joy, snack size 80 4.5 10
Almond Joy, mini 67 3.6 8
Hershey's Kiss, 3 pieces 67 4 8.3
Kit Kat, snack size 70 3.6 9
Kit Kat, mini 18 2 5.6
Twix, fun size 80 4 10
Twix, mini 50 2.6 6.6
Peanut M&M's, fun size bag 90 5 10.5
Regular M&M's, fun size bag 73 3.3 10.6
York Peppermint Patty 140 2.5 31
York Peppermint Patty, mini 50 1 11
Tootsie Roll 23 0 4.6
Charms Blow Pop 60 0 17
Jolly Rancher 23 0 5.6

Healthier Homemade Halloween Candy

Sugar-Free Gummy Worms

 Diabetes friendly sugar free gummy worms recipe

Serving size 4 pieces - Recipe makes 7 servings

Ingredients  

  • 2 packages (4-serving size) sugar-free gelatin (any flavor)
  • 2 (0.13-oz.) envelopes unsweetened soft drink mix (such as Kool-Aid, any flavor)
  • ¾ oz. (3 envelopes from a 1 oz box) unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water

Instructions

1. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients until dissolved. Pour into baking dish, cover, and chill for 2-3 hours, or until completely set.

3. Cut into ¼-inch strips to form "worms." Cookie cutters can be used to form other shapes. 

Nutrition per Serving

Calories: 14
Protein: 3.7 g
Total Fat: 0 
Total Carbohydrate: 0 
Fiber 0 
Sugar 0

Peanut Butter Cups

 Healthy Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Serving size 1 piece - Recipe makes 10 servings

Ingredients  

  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • One (1 oz.) square unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 stick of butter OR ½ cup of yogurt
  • ⅓ cup Splenda sugar substitute
  • 1 tablespoon of half-and-half
  • 4 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter

Instructions

1. Line 10 muffin cups with paper liners. Sprinkle nuts evenly into muffin cups.

2. Use a microwaveable bowl to heat chocolate, butter (or yogurt) and Splenda on high for about one minute (or until melted). Do not boil. Stir in half-and-half & peanut butter.

3. Divide mixture evenly into muffin cups. Freeze until firm. Keep frozen until ready to serve.

Nutrition per Serving

Calories: 156
Protein: 3 g
Total Fat: 15 g
Saturated Fat: 7.5 g
Total Carbohydrate: 4.5 g
Fiber 1 g

   

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