These 6 Sorta Healthy Halloween Candy Options are the Best of the Worst

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These 6 Sorta Healthy Halloween Candy Options are the Best of the Worst

A sack of candy is a true blessing from the pagan gods/your neighbors. But aside from the (lame) boxes of raisins or sugar-free gum given out by old (lame) folks, the sack is mostly filled with pretty unhealthy nonsense food. But it's really addictive, tasty nonsense food! There is potential for caloric redemption, though. These candy options are the best of the worst.

Tricky Treats

A sack of candy is a true blessing from the pagan gods/your neighbors. But aside from the (lame) boxes of raisins or sugar-free gum given out by old (lame) folks, the sack is mostly filled with pretty unhealthy nonsense food. But it's really addictive, tasty nonsense food! There is potential for caloric redemption, though. These candy options are the best of the worst.

York Peppermint Patties

Luscious, sensational mint substance draped with decadent dark chocolate. And, each little puck only has 2.5 grams of fat, plus a gram of protein and 2% of your daily intake of iron. You probably won't end up gorging on these, since you may get a swallowed-toothpaste-tummy ache after a dozen.

3 Musketeers

Because they don't have the fat-heavy caramel or nuts that other bars do, these bars aren't as caloric and may be a healthier choice. Of course, there is mucho sugar, but I don't shed any 'teers over that.

Peanut M&Ms

4 out of 5 nutritionists agree this is the perfect lunch! Kidding, but these little gems do have the appeal of nut-sourced protein. 

Anything with dark chocolate

More intense, more decadent, more antioxidants, decreased blood pressure — throw anything in dark chocolate, and both WebMD and I give it a huge thumbs up.

When it comes to Reese's, Cups Trump Pieces

The ever-addictive, ever-grabbable Reese's Pieces contain the very spooky partially hydrogenated soybean oil (as well as mysterious "defatted peanuts") — which means they have trace amounts of trans fat, the kind that haunts your body forever. So if it's a choice of the two, opt for the cups, though mind that two cups still contain a fifth of your daily fat intake.

Now and Laters

They may rip out your teeth, but toothlessness is a small price to pay for this sugar fix. This self-described "fruit taffy" is fat free and because you'll take so long mulling over each piece, you may be too impatient to totally gorge.