Halloween is the time of year that really kicks off the season of treats. Luckily, I do not have a huge sweet tooth, but if there are York Peppermint Patties or Reese Peanut Butter Cups around, I will eat them!
Just like many holidays, Halloween has its own leftovers. You know the drill, you buy way too much candy because heaven forbid you run out and disappoint the kiddos. But then you have a huge bowl of tempting candies around the house for the weeks to come. By the time you finish off the Halloween candy, it’s time for Thanksgiving leftovers and holiday treats. Ahh…the holidays. Here are a few tips that might help:
– Buy candy that you know the kids will like, but isn’t your favorite. This way you will be less tempted to stuff yourself.
– Avoid variety packs. It becomes a challenge to search through the bowl to find the last Tootsie Roll and you actually feel accomplished when you find one – not good!
– Store extra candy in the back of your freezer in portioned out bags so you are less tempted to defrost a huge bag.
– Save candy bars and M&Ms to bake into holiday cookies and bars to take to parties or give away as gifts.
– Know what you are getting yourself into. Below is a list of some popular candies and how much of each you can get for 100 calories. Knowledge is power, so keep these numbers in mind as you enjoy Halloween treats.
3 1/3 snack size Twizzlers have 100 calories
5 Starburst Original Fruit Chews have 100 calories
8 Dots have 100 calories
13 1/3 pieces of Brach’s Candy Corn have 100 calories
28 milk chocolate M&M’s have 100 calories
60 Smarties have 100 calories
1 2/3 snack size York Peppermint Patties have 100 calories
2 Twix minis have 100 calories
3 Milky Way Midnight minis have 100 calories
1 1/4 Snickers fun size bars have 100 calories
4 3 Musketeers minis have 100 calories
4 ½ Tootsie Roll midgees have 100 calories
26 Reese’s Pieces
Handling Halloween Treats