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Candy and Diabetes - Halloween Candy Carb Counts

Helpful Info for Special Situations


Updated November 01, 2011

Halloween is a holiday that can conjure up memories of gobbling up buckets of delicious sweets with abandon in one night. Unfortunately candy and diabetes don't go too well together. However, it can be possible to enjoy some treats without out-of-control blood sugar levels as a consequence. With knowledge and planning just about any diabetes challenge can be overcome, including how to deal with a sweet tooth.

Of course, gorging on treats in one sitting is not wise when you have diabetes, but enjoying smaller portions over a longer period of time extends the holiday enjoyment without guilt or repercussions.

Make sure and ask your doctor for a go-ahead and guidance. Candy may be worked into a meal plan that utilizes carb counting or exchange lists. Remember a serving of carbohydrate is 15 grams.

Thankfully most candies come in mini, snack and fun sizes and are all popular on Halloween. Because most do not have packages big enough to list nutrition information, here is a list of candy and their carbohydrate counts to make things easier for you. Learn the general carb counts for fun-size candy to stay in control.

These counts should be close. Refer to the product bag for a more reliable count if you happen to have it handy. Remember: Many products may be sold with more than one portion size being labeled "fun," "mini" or "snack." For example, in the list below, you will see 100 Grand listed with two fun sizes, and one is about double the actual size.

If you are trying to lose or control weight, a list of popular Halloween candy with calorie counts would be helpful.

Halloween Treat Carb Counts

Name Size, Weight or Portion Carbs in Grams
3 Musketeers Fun size (15g) 12
3 Musketeers Bar (2.13 oz) 46
3 Musketeers Mini 4.4
100 Grand Fun size (11g) 8
100 Grand Fun size (21g) 15
Air Heads Mini 11
Almond Joy Snack size (15g) 10
Almond Joy Mini 8
Atomic Fireballs One piece 9
Baby Ruth Bar (2 oz) 37
Baby Ruth Fun size (18g) 13
Bit-O-Honey Six pieces 38
Blow Pop Regular or junior 14
Blow Pop Super size 34
Bottle Caps Ten pieces 14
Brach's Cinnamon Hard Candy One piece 6
Bubble Yum One piece 6
Butterfinger Bar (2 oz) 41
Butterfinger Bite size (7g) 5
Butterfinger Fun size (18g) 14
Butterfinger Fun size (21g) 15
Butterfinger Mini 7.3
Candy corn Fifteen pieces 15
Dots Twelve pieces 35
Double Bubble Gum One piece 5
Dove Milk Chocolate Promises One piece (8g) 6
Dum Dum suckers One piece 7
Fruit by the Foot Roll 17
Fruit Roll Up Roll 12
Gummy Bears Eleven pieces 30
Lifesavers Gummi Savers One roll (two rolls per ounce) 13
Heath Bar Bar (1.4 oz) 25
Hershey's Almond Bar Miniature bar 5
Hershey's Almond Bar Bar (1.45 oz) 20
Hershey's Candy Corn Kisses One piece 3
Hershey's Kisses One piece 8
Hershey's Kisses with Almonds One piece 2
Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar Fun size (14g) 8
Hershey's Miniature Bars (mixed) Miniature bar 5 (on average)
Hershey's Nugget One piece 6
Hershey's Peanut Butter Kisses Nine pieces 21
Hershey's Special Dark Miniature bar 5
Hot Tamales Small pack (14g) 12
Jolly Rancher One piece 6
Jolly Rancher Lollipops One piece 16
Jolly Rancher Candy Sticks One piece (11g) 10
Junior Mints Fun size (10g) 12
Kit Kat Fun size (14g) 10
Kit Kat Bar (1.5 oz) 26
Kit Kat Mini 5.6
Krackel Miniature bar 5
Licorice Three 6-inch pieces 15
Lemonheads Ten pieces 14
M&Ms, plain Ten pieces 5
M&Ms, plain Halloween mini box 10
M&Ms, plain Fun size (18g) 12
M&Ms, plain Mini pack 15
M&Ms, plain Bag (1.69 oz) 34
M&M, peanut Six pieces 7.5
M&Ms, peanut Fun size (18g) 11
M&Ms, peanut Mini pack 13
M&Ms, peanut Bag (1.74 oz) 30
M&Ms, peanut butter Bag (1.69 oz) 27
Mike and Ike Small box (14g) 12
Milk Duds Snack size (12g) 9
Milky Way Bar (2.15 oz) 43
Milky Way Fun size (17g) 12
Milky Way Mini 6
Mounds Snack size (17g) 10
Mr. Goodbar Miniature bar 4
Mr. Goodbar Snack size (17g) 9
Nerds Small box (13g) 14
Nestle's Crunch Fun size (10g) 7
Nestle's Crunch Bar (1.5 oz) 28
Nestle's Crunch Miniature bar 7
Pay Day Snack size (19g) 10
Reese's Crispy Crunchy Bar Snack size (17g) 9
Reese's Nutrageous Bars Snack size (17g) 9
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Two regular pieces 18
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Mini (9g) 5
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Snack size (17g) 10
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Snack size (21g) 12
Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins One piece (34g) 17
Reeses's White Peanut Butter Cups One piece (21g) 11
Skittles Fifteen pieces 15
Skittles Mini pack (20g) 17.5
Smarties One roll 6
Snickers Fun size (17g) 10
Snickers Bar (2.07 oz) 36
Snickers Fun size (17g) 10
Snickers Mini 4.4
Snickers Almond Bars Fun size 11
Starburst (two pieces per stick) Fun size 10
Swedish Fish Pack (17g) 16
Sweet Tarts mini packs Five packs 13
Tootsie Pop One piece 16
Tootsie Rolls One piece (14g) 10
Tootsie Roll midgee One piece 7
Tootsie Roll mini-midgee One piece 2
Twix Two cookies 37
Twix Fun size 10
Twix Snack size (10g) 7
Twix Mini 6.6
Twizzlers One piece (10g) 8
Twizzlers Mini (14g) 11
Warheads Five pieces 13
Whoppers Eight pieces 15
Whoppers Small tube 5
Whoppers Small pouch (21 g) 16
Wonka Pixie Stix (6 inches) One piece 2
York Peppermint Patty Small patty (14g) 11
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