Leftover Treats Add Up

Leftover Treats Add Up

Who isn’t tempted by a little fun-sized trick-o-treating candy? From the tiny Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to the Snickers bar you can wrap your hand around; there are Halloween candy jars everywhere these days!

At Cascade Diabetes and Nutrition Education, we teach that balance, moderation and variety are key to keeping blood sugars (and weight) under good management. That means there usually is a little room for the occasional treat! Remember, though, that these little indulgences add up — just because they’re small doesn’t mean they are calorie-free… and most of them have between 10-20 g carbs. Take a look at the chart below to see how your favorite candy stacks up.

Treat size (snack size) Calories Fat (g) Carbs
Snickers 72 3.7 10
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup 80 4.5 12
Almond Joy 91 5.1 10
Reese’s Nutrageous 95 5.5 9
Milky Way 76 2.9 12
Butterfinger 100 4 14
M&M’s 90 4 12
Peanut M&M’s 93 4.7 11
Nestle Crunch 51.3 2.7 7
Peppermint Pattie 47 1 11
Kit Kat 73 3.7 9
Dots  (2 small boxes) 70 0 17
Skittles 80 .8 18
3 Musketeers 63.3 2 11
Milky Way Dark 81 3 12
Hershey’s Bar 66.7 4 8
Take 5 105 5.5 10
100 Grand 95 4 15
Nerds 50 0 12
Whoppers 100 4 16
Mike & Ike 50 0 12
Milk Duds 40 2 9
Babe Ruth 85 4 13
Heath Bar 77 4.7 9

 

Reminder: Moderation is key, those little leftovers add up fast!  3 fun sized treats add up to one full sized candy bar.  When you have a treat, stick to just one, mini-sized treat!