5 Halloween Candies That Won’t Spook Your Diet

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 The holiday season officially kicks off on Halloween, which means thousands of people are going to be trying to fortify their willpower to resist all the sweets and temptations that come along. Even if you don’t have any kids, everywhere you turn there’s enough of the sweet stuff to make even Willie Wonka scared.

But fright not, my friend. I’ve found a few Halloween candies that you can indulge in without stressing that they’ll haunt your diet.

1. Gourmet Lollipops

Actually, most hard candies are good choices because they take long to eat, but lollipops take the longest. See’s Candies offers a bunch of yummy flavors that are only 80 calories each.

2. Dark Chocolate With Sea Salt

As a rule, dark chocolate contains less fat and sugar than milk chocolate (or white chocolate, which you should absolutely avoid). Plus, the salt helps suppress sweet cravings, which is a big secret for successful dieting.

3. Organic Gummies

Organic Candy Factory produces vegan gummy worms that are only 120 calories for 8 worms. They tend to be lower in sugar than other candies and are a bit more satisfying.

4. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

I particularly like Justin’s, which are only 100 calories per cup. Plus, with 2 grams of protein per cup, you’re more likely to feel satisfied.

5. Natural Candy

Look for novelty items like June Taylor’s candied clementine peels. The citrusy tang tricks your taste buds into feeling like your sweet tooth has been appeased.