Here are some healthier options to satisfy every candy craving from Adam Bornstein the editorial director at LIVESTRONG.com. Don’t worry, we’re not telling you to grab a mug of sugar-free hot chocolate in lieu of a candy bar or chew a stick of gum instead of peppermint patties—I’d never do that to you! Read on to find your fix!
Chocolate Candy Craving:
Trick: Hershey's bars have 210 calories, 13g fat, and 24g sugar
Save: 1/2 the calories, 1/6 the fat, and almost 1/2 the sugar!
Nutty Candy Craving:
Trick: Snickers bar has 280 calories, 14g fat, and 30g sugar
Treat: CocoaVia chocolate covered almonds have 140 calories, 11g fat and 8g sugar
Save: 1/2 the calories and almost 1/4 of the sugar!
Fruit Candy Craving:
Trick: Skittles have 250 calories, 2.5g fat and 47g sugar
Treat: Gushers (mixed fruit bag) has 80 calories, 0g fat and 14g sugars
Save: 1/4 the calories and 1/3 the sugar!
Mint Candy Craving:
Trick: York Peppermint Patties have 140 calories, 2.5g of fat, and 25g sugar
Treat: Red Bird Peppermint Puffs have 60 calories, 0g fat, and 15 g sugar
Save: 1/2 the calorie, and more than 1/3 the sugar!
As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.