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Ranking the “Sweet 16” (infographic)

Oct. 30, 2015

Halloween can be a frightful time if you're trying to stick to a healthy eating plan. Jessica Bixenmann, health and wellness coach at Sharp Health Plan, encourages you to plan ahead if you want to work your favorite treats into your calorie budget. We round up the stats on the "Sweet 16."

Ranking the Sweet 16 (infographic). Don’t feel bad if your candy craving gets the better of you on Halloween. We’ve ranked 16 popular treats. Choose wisely, and you won’t have to miss out on the sweetest night of the year. What’s the trick to making it through treat season? Decide what treat you really desire, then set a limit to the amount you will have, says Jessica Bixenmann, health and wellness coach at Sharp Health Plan. Planning ahead will help guide your decisions in those situations. 1. Jellybeans are smart snack for those watching what they eat, thanks to their small size and easy portion control. Each jellybean has 4 calories and .73 grams of sugar. 2. Gumballs each have 5 calories and 0 grams of fat. 3. Candy corn has 7 calories and 1.7 grams of sugar in each kernal. 4. Gummy bears have 9 calories and 0 grams of fat per bear. 5. Malted milk balls each have 10 calories and .35 grams of fat. 6. A chocolate kiss has 22 calories and 2.6 grams of sugar. 7. A chocolate roll has 23 calories and 3.5 grams of sugar. 8. A lollipop has 25 calories and 0 grams of fat. 9. Candy pumpkins each have 25 calories and 5.5 grams of sugar. 10. Red licorice has 35 calories and 4 grams of sugar per twist. 11. Caramels each have 39 calories and .08 grams of fat. 12. Chocolate miniatures have 42 calories and 2.6 grams of fat per bar. 13.	Fun-size candy bars each have 50 to 90 calories and 7 to 13 grams of sugar. 14. Candy-coated chocolate bites have 70 calories and 9 grams of sugar per fun-size pack. 15.	Candy-coated chocolate bites with peanuts have 90 calories and 11.5 grams of sugar per fun-size pack. 16. A peanut butter cup has 109 calories and 24 grams of sugar. This creamy chocolate treat ranks last due to its high sugar content.

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