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Halloween Weight Gain Can Be Quite Scary!

Published on October 29, 2015

Halloween is definitely a fun holiday! Costumes, parties and trick or treating! There is an abundance of candy everywhere you look. There is probably a bowl in your house that is for the trick or treaters, but it may seem like you might be treating yourself more to these indulgences meant for others.

What do I do? I buy my Halloween candy the day of Halloween saving me thousands of pointless, irresistible and tempting empty calories. To the last of the trick or treaters to my house, I bestow upon them the rest and last of the candy for the evening. I have tried to give the rest to organizations that give to the less fortunate, but it always seems I eat it all before I can get it to them. That is when I decided to give the rest of it to the stragglers on Hallows Eve.

For 3 of my favorite Fun Size candy bars: Snickers, Butterfinger and Almond Joy I would have to do about 45 minutes of dance aerobics (Zumba) to burn the calories form those tiny Fun Size bars!!! No thanks! Here is a list of some Halloween treats that are tricks for gaining weight! Stay safe this Halloween and stay smart…keep the temptation out of your house!

3 Musketeers 63 2 10
100 Grand 95 4 11
Almond Joy 80 4.5 8
Baby Ruth 85 5 10
Butterfinger 85 4 10
Charleston Chew 30 0 10
Dots 70 0 11
Heath Bar 77 4.7 8.7
Hershey’s Bar 67 4 7.7
Jelly Belly Jellybeans 35 0 7
Kit Kat 70 3 7
M&M’s (Plain) 73 4 11.5
M&M’s (Peanut) 90 4.7 9.1
M&M’s (Peanut Butter) 95 4 11.5
Milk Duds 40 2 6.3
Milky Way 80 3 10
Milky Way Dark 81 3 11
Mike & Ike 50 0 9
Mounds 80 4.5 7
Mr. Goodbar 90 4 7
Nerds 50 0 12
Nestle Crunch 60 3 7
PayDay 90 5 8
Raisinets 67 2.7 9.7
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup 110 6.5 10.5
Reese’s NutRageous 95 5.5 7.5
Skittles 80 .8 14.5
Snickers 80 4 8.5
Snickers (Peanut butter) 130 7 12
SweeTarts 10 0 2.4
Take 5 100 5.5 9
Twix 80 7 8.5
Whoppers 100 4 13
York Peppermint Pattie 60 1 11


Here is a recipe for Skinny Halloween Protein (black bean) Brownies. Plan ahead and make these to substitute for the other high, empty calorie treats that will be at the party. (Recipe from


1 (15 oz) can black beans, no salt added, drained and rinsed
3 eggs
3 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup coconut sugar (or other sweetener of your choice)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips
White chocolate drizzle (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a food processor, pulse beans until mashed then add eggs, yogurt, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla, baking powder and salt, processing until smooth.
Mix in chocolate chips and pour brownie mix into a greased skillet or 8×8 baking pan. Bake brownies for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
To make the spider web: after your brownie has cooled, cut a small slit at the tip of a plastic baggy or piping bag and add melted white chocolate. Slowly pipe lines onto the brownie and allow chocolate to set.
Serve and enjoy!

Serving Size: 1 brownie • Calories: 93 • Fat: 1.7 g • Carbs: 15.5 g • Fiber: 2.7 g • Protein: 3.8 g • WW Points+: 2 pts

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